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2024 Conference

Can economic degrowth lead to a sustainable future?

Over the last few years Ethical Consumer Week has focused on bringing our communities together, building resilience, and on issues such as the climate crisis and the rising cost of living.

Our 2024 conference will explore the concept of degrowth and examine what it means for consumers and producers across a range of sectors, from fashion to finance.

  • As the consequences of infinite economic growth continue to take their toll on species and habitats around the world, what is the practical path to a less destructive system?
  • What does a society that thrives on economic degrowth look like?
  • What might the impacts be for jobs and livelihoods? What role needs to be played by government and businesses?

Connect with activists, ethical businesses, and others across the week and be inspired to bring about change.

 Over four online days throughout EC Week we’ll spotlight inspiring organisations and innovative regenerative approaches that are responding to the challenges that we’re now facing.

 The week will culminate with our engaging in-person conference, where you’ll be able to meet the EC team, ethical businesses and attendees.

The day will include:

  • Workshops and open discussions
  • Networking sessions
  • Stalls from ethical organisations and Best Buy companies
  • A chance to meet like-minded people

Venue

We will be returning to Rich Mix, in East London and joined again by Veggies, who'll be providing a fantastic vegan lunch.

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Tickets & Registration

Tiered ticket options are available from £25 to £40. There are also paid-forward solidarity tickets to help with accessibility.