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Scientific paper • 2020

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Feasible alternatives to green growth

By: André Cieplinski, Kristofer Dittmer, Simone D'Alessandro, Tiziano Distefano

Climate change and increasing income inequality have emerged as twin threats to contemporary standards of living, peace and democracy. These two problems are usually tackled separately in the policy agenda. A new breed of radical proposals have been advanced to manage a fair low-carbon transition. In this spirit, we develop a dynamic macrosimulation model to investigate the long-term effect...

Scientific paper • 2020

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Blue degrowth and the politics of the sea: rethinking the blue economy

By: I. Ertör, M. Hadjimichael

Editorial to the Special Issue in Sustainability Science (15, 2020)

• 2020

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Wachstum schadet dem Klima. Wir brauchen neue Wege zum Wohlstand

By: Joël Foramitti

Technologische Wunschträume und die Fixierung auf ewiges Wachstum verhindern seit Jahrzehnten eine effektive Klimapolitik

• 2020

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Energy and the Green New Deal. The complex challenge of powering societies

By: Tim Crownshaw

"In place of the GND, we might be better served by scaling back our ambition and embracing a Green New Direction. This alternative could preserve many of the same essential goals, but would need to forgo the use of enticing promises to motivate action and instead do the hard work of building solidarity and commitment to collectively face an energy future which will be more complex, more unpredi...

Scientific paper • 2020

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Reviewing the Smart City Vienna Framework Strategy’s Potential as an Eco-Social Policy in the Context of Quality of Work and Socio-Ecological Transformation

By: Irina Zielinska, Jana Brandl

In the face of an increasing awareness of environmental issues and the urgent need to tackle them without shifting the burden onto the most vulnerable social groups, calls for a socio-economic transformation are growing louder. However, there is no consensus on what transformative strategies should look like. Within the German-language literature one can broadly distinguish two transformative p...

• 2020

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Planning for Post-Corona: A Manifesto for the Netherlands

By: The degrowth.info international editorial team

Last month a group of academics working in the fields of development and environmental sciences in the Netherlands wrote a manifesto for post-corona recovery based on degrowth principles. This initiative gained widespread attention, pushing the degrowth agenda into (Dutch) mainstream consciousness and the traditional corridors of power.

• 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Degrowth and European Politics 1: “How do we deal with the European Green Deal?”

By: Aurore Lalucq, Jagoda Munić, Pawel Wargan, Tone Smith

Panel discussion We will discuss what’s currently happening on EU level regarding “greening the economy” (mainly within the European Green Deal frame). Taking into account literature dealing with EU and national policies in the context of degrowth we want to make the practical challenges of navigating the realities of the European political system transparent. With this consecutive session w...

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Let’s Talk: Debt meets Degrowth

By: Ajda Pitotnik, Mark Perera, Tilman Hartley

Workshop The idea of the workshop Let’s Talk: Debt Meets Degrowth is to bring closer together two interlinked (international) communities, one working on debt and the other on degrowth, that share the same policy agenda, but had not had many opportunities to advance their common strategic debates. Many conferences and debates on debt or degrowth have taken place, but without sufficient commu...

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Book Presentation: “Cities of Dignity” and “Towards a Political Economy of Degrowth”

By: Emanuele Leonardi, Giorgos Velegrakis, Mabrouka Mbarek, Max Koch, Stefania Barca

Special session “Cities of Dignity” presents seven successful strategies of such urban transformation toward more democratic, sustainable, socially equitable and antipatriarchal relations from below in a series of case studies: the self-determination and organization of slum dwellers in Buhj in India; Black-led urban commons in Birmingham, Jackson, and Detroit in the U.S.; the San Roque popu...

• 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Resources and Energy

By: Don Blair, Ida Day, Jefim Vogel

Standard session (discussion following 3 presentations) The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition – Strategies for Social-Ecological Transformation My presentation focuses on strategies toward social-ecological transformation, undertaken by The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) in West Virginia, to protect the mountain ecosystems and culture of Central Appalachia. OVEC has successf...

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 – WoMin - African women unite against destructive resource extraction

By: Samantha Hargreaves

Presentation [part of the standard session "Territories, Resources and Care Work Feminist Perspectives on Transformation"] The Corona crisis has unprecedentedly highlighted the topic of this session: care work got visibility, its systemic relevance gained public recognition as never before. The appalling shortage of health care workers and the deficiencies in public health systems due to res...

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Behaviour change and system change in the housing sector

By: Elisabetta Mocca, Kristina Eisfeld, Michael Friesenecker, Sebastian Seebauer, Veronika Kulmer

Workshop How can integrated housing policy achieve decarbonisation while enabling fair access to housing? We invite policy-makers, activists, researchers, and others to take part in an interactive discussion. After short introductions reporting the research underpinning the workshop, participants will join sub-groups on: fair carbon taxes, retrofitting rented housing, and awareness building ...

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Collaborative housing in Catalonia: obstacles and strategies

By: Mateus Lira M Machado

Presentation [part of the standard session "Community, Housing, Care"] Collaborative housing (cooperative and co housing) allows for efficient use of resources, solidarity and non-speculative urbanism. This degrowth model is expanding in Catalonia, through partnerships between government and civil society, but concrete implementation faces a series of obstacles. Presenters: Mateus Lira M ...

• 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Community, Housing, Care

By: Carlos Ruiz-Alejos, Larissa Lai, Mateus Lira M Machado, Saskia Hebert, Vincent Prats

Standard session (discussion following 4 presentations) Materialising degrowth in local urban planning policies - video This paper focuses on the intersection between degrowth and urban planning, and contributes to a deeper understanding and a sharper concretisation of how a strong sustainability concept such as degrowth can be taken into planning practice for long term sustainability. P...

• 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Territories, Resources and Care Work Feminist Perspectives on Transformation

By: Anna Katharina Voss, Camila Nobrega, Christa Wichterich, Rosa de Nooijer, Samantha Hargreaves, Wendy Harcourt

Special session (discussion following 3 presentations) The Corona crisis has unprecedentedly highlighted the topic of this session: care work got visibility, its systemic relevance gained public recognition as never before. The appalling shortage of health care workers and the deficiencies in public health systems due to restructuring towards profit orientation and cost saving measures in th...

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - A sufficiency assessment: do people think they have enough?

By: Damaris Castro

Presentation [Part of the standard session "Practicing Degrowth"] We investigate how individuals think about ‘having enough’ and ‘wanting more’ in the contemporary society on a financial, material and leisure level. Furthermore, we analyze how this relates to people’s relative preference for income versus leisure. Results are based on a Flemish survey (N=1118). Presenters: Damaris Castro ...

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Cooperative growth strategies for businesses beyond growth

By: Dirk Raith

Presentation [part of the standard session "Co-operatives, work and degrowth"] “Post-growth organizations” do face a dilemma: Growth allows them to increase their good impact. At the same time, it may have bad effects on themselves, as organizations. Against that background, we discuss various “cooperative growth strategies beyond growth” that promise to resolve that dilemma. Presenters: ...

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Materialising degrowth in local urban planning policies

By: Carlos Ruiz-Alejos, Vincent Prats

Presentation [part of the standard session "Community, Housing, Care"] This paper focuses on the intersection between degrowth and urban planning, and contributes to a deeper understanding and a sharper concretisation of how a strong sustainability concept such as degrowth can be taken into planning practice for long term sustainability. Presenters: Carlos Ruiz-Alejos, Vincent Prats La...

• 2020

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Ecosocialism and/or degrowth?

By: Michael Löwy

Should the ecological left aim to reduce all consumption, or to radically transform the prevalent type of consumption?  

• 2020

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Rethinking Our Relationship to Land: Degrowth, Abolition, and the United States

By: Erica Jung

In the United States, the police-, prison-, and military-industrial complexes serve as the engine that fuels racial capitalism. The expansion of these various but interconnected forms of oppression rests on the subjugation of incarcerated and colonized peoples and on the exploitation of land stolen from Indigenous nations. The abolition of such is necessary in achieving