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Blog • 21.11.2016

COP 22: "One step closer towards a climate that is incompatible with dignified life"

By: Christiane Kliemann

Another UN climate summit is over and despite the prevalent rhetoric of hope, the gap between the 1,5 or 2 degree target agreed in Paris last year and the real commitments to achieve this target is nowhere near to closing. Worse, this gap hasn't even been a focus of this year's UN climate talks in Marrakesh although time is running: Recently published analyses of this emission gap warn that the...

Blog • 08.11.2016

Einen großen Schritt weiter auf dem Weg zur Utopie

Utopikon eindruck

By: Christiane Kliemann

Die UTOPIKON ist jetzt vorbei und der Beweis ist erbracht: es ist absolut möglich, eine "echte" Konferenz mit Keynotes, Workshops, Verpflegung und allem, was dazugehört, geldfrei, vegan, ökologisch und solidarisch zu organisieren. Gleichzeitig hat die Konferenz auch noch unglaublich viel Spaß gemacht: selber etwas zu erleben, von dem es geheißen hatte, das das ja eigentlich gar nicht geht, ha...

Blog • 03.09.2016

Degrowth Conference 2016 ends with large coverage in Hungarian media

By: Christiane Kliemann

As Vincent Ligey, coordinator of the Budapest Conference organizing team mentioned in the closing plenary, it was an experiment to hold an international degrowth conference in a former socialist country where the soil for degrowth ideas is not particularly fertile. The more it came as a surprise that the conference had received a widespread coverage in Hungarian media. Szandra Koves, press out...

Blog • 03.09.2016

Degrowth Conference 2016 ends with large coverage in Hungarian media

Budapest closing

By: Christiane Kliemann

As Vincent Ligey, coordinator of the Budapest Conference organizing team mentioned in the closing plenary, it was an experiment to hold an international degrowth conference in a former socialist country where the soil for degrowth ideas is not particularly fertile. The more it came as a surprise that the conference had received a widespread coverage in Hungarian media. Szandra Koves, press out...

Blog • 31.08.2016

Budapest Degrowth Conference opens with clear solidarity message for refugee struggles

By: Christiane Kliemann

In his welcome address at the opening plenary of the 5th International Degrowth Conference, Federico Demaria from Research and Degrowth made explicitly clear that immigrants, refugees and their struggles must be integral part of the degrowth community: "Refugees and the other oppressed shall always be kept in mind while imagining degrowth and the socio-ecological transformation we are walking. ...

Blog • 31.08.2016

Budapest Degrowth Conference opens with clear solidarity message for refugee struggles

Budapest

By: Christiane Kliemann

In his welcome address at the opening plenary of the 5th International Degrowth Conference, Federico Demaria from Research and Degrowth made explicitly clear that immigrants, refugees and their struggles must be integral part of the degrowth community: "Refugees and the other oppressed shall always be kept in mind while imagining degrowth and the socio-ecological transformation we are walking. ...