Panel discussion at the the 4th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity in Leipzig in 2014.
Speakers: Maggie Klingler-Lauer, Patrick Kayemba, Winfried Wolf
Facilitation: Jan Urhahn
From the conference programme: Today individual mobility is organized mainly to benefit transnational companies. Consequences are the destruction of the climate and the local environment, intensified competition between business locations and increasing social inequality. Gigantic infrastructure projects are sponsored, while public mobility falls behind. Covering distances or moving goods is difficult in many places. Developments in transportation and the growth drivers, contradictions and protests as well as alternatives are discussed in this panel.