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Interview • 2017

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Water Injustice / EnvJustice Vocabulary - Rutgerd Boelens

By: Rutgerd Boelens

Rutgerd Boelens, Wageningen University, explains four layers of water injustices and how to fight against them from the political ecology perspective with a focus on water and water-related conflicts. Youtube-channel EnvJustice Vocabulary

• 2017

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Our addiction to growth is harming the climate

By: Jennifer Collins

Keywords: Global Ideas, Global Solutions, Environment, Climate Change, Economy, Degrowth, Sustainability, Green Economy, COP23, NDCs

• 2017

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Umwelt und Entwicklung in globaler Perspektive

By: Stefan Peters, Hans-Jürgen Burchardt

Untertitel: Ressourcen - Konflikte - Degrowth Verlag über das Buch: Umweltpolitische Themen gewinnen an Bedeutung für die internationale Politik. In der Praxis erscheinen ökologische Bedenken gegenüber dem Wachstumsimperativ jedoch oft als Papiertiger. Dieses Buch diskutiert am Beispiel der Rohstoffpolitik die politischen, wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Konsequenzen einer intensivierten Rohst...

• 2017

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Imperiale Lebensweise

By: Ulrich Brand, Markus Wissen

Zur Ausbeutung von Mensch und Natur in Zeiten des globalen Kapitalismus Der Verlag: Haben wir die Zeiten des Imperialismus nicht längst hinter uns gelassen? Wenn man erwägt, in welchem Maße sich der Globale Norden nach wie vor an den ökologischen und sozialen Ressourcen des Globalen Südens bedient, rücken die Begriffe »Globaler Kapitalismus« und »Imperialismus« wieder näher zusammen. Unsere...

Scientific paper • 2017

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Framing the future of fracking: discursive lock-in or energy degrowth in the Netherlands?

By: Tamara Metze

Keywords: Degrowth; Technology; Hydraulic fracturing; Shale gas; Framing; Socio-technological futures

Scientific paper • 2017

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Optimal Versus Sustainable Degrowth Policies

By: Marc Germain

Keywords: Degrowth; Steady state economics; Pollution tax; Intergenerational equity

Scientific paper • 2017

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Trees and springs as social property: a perspective on degrowth and redistributive democracy from a Brazilian squatter community

By: Jonathan DeVore

Key Words: degrowth; redistributive democracy; squatters; agroforests; water resources; property rights; private property; commoning; cacao zone; Atlantic Forest; Brazil

• 2017

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movum - Heft 16: Klimafrieden

By: Christoph Bals, Karsten Sach, Hans-Otto Pörtner, Michael Müller, Hubert Weiger, Reimund Schwarze, Benjamin von Brackel, Inia Seruiratu, Susanne Götze

Heft 16 des Magazins movum zum Thema Klimafrieden. Kurzbeschreibung: Eine Strategie, die auf fossile Energieträger setzt, untergräbt weltweit die Sicherheit. Doch auch die Energiewende ist nicht ohne friedenspolitische Risiken. Das Heft als PDF Die Infografik als PDF

Scientific paper • 2017

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A third option for climate policy within potential limits to growth

By: Jeroen van den Bergh

Abstract: Climate change has revived debates around the concept of limits to growth, 45 years after it was first proposed. Many citizens, scientists and politicians fear that stringent climate policy will harm economic growth. Some are anti-growth, whereas others believe green growth is compatible with a transition to a low-carbon economy. As the window to curb warming at 2 °C closes, this deba...

Presentation • 2016

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Degrowth Conference Budapest, 2016 - Between the enlarged scope of neoliberalism and the socialism that mutates: The sustainability dilemma in China’s overheated market for ‘fictitious commodities’

By: Xiaorui (Rae) Wang

Presentation by Xiaorui (Rae) Wang Basing on Polanyi’s (cf. 2002 [1944], 1957) insights that are particularly pertinent to the arguments that have centred ecological economics, this paper sets out to investigate the Chinese context within which this kind of trade-offs have been made. The findings indicate that, the so called “socialist market economy” in China implies above all the State’s s...

Presentation • 2016

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Degrowth Conference Budapest, 2016 - An understanding of materialistic values in post-socialist Europe. Exploring demographic determinants and implications for working patterns

By: Saamah Abdallah

Presentation by Saamah Abdallah Degrowth is a post-materialist movement, which places value on the biosphere, human wellbeing, and justice, above and beyond the possession of material goods (Degrowth Declaration, 2008). And yet surveys suggest that levels of materialism are higher in post-socialist countries than in Western European countries (Kyvelidis, 2001). In the sixth round of the Euro...

• 2016

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movum - Heft 13: Ressourcen und Macht

By: Martin Held, Jörg Schindler, Kora Kristof, Ugo Bardi, Martin Jänicke, Michael Müller, Joachim Wille, Gerhard Schröder, Matthias Buchert, Stefanie Degreif, Eva Mahnke, Susanne Schwarz, Jörg Staude, Kirsten Westphal, Sandra Kirchner

Heft 13 des Magazins movum zum Thema Ressourcen und Macht. Kurzbeschreibung: Die Verfügbarkeit über Ressourcen bedeutet Macht. Für die beginnende große Transformation zu einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung braucht es Gegenmacht. Das Heft als PDF Die Infografik als PDF

Scientific paper • 2016

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Deep decarbonisation and social justice – an overview of policy proposals

By: Klara Hajdu

Transition to a sustainable economy requires a fundamental change in how we use natural resources in a quantitative and qualitative way. Not only a substantial reduction of resource use is needed in a range of 3 to 5, but also a deep decarbonisation needs to take place, which results in zero GHG emissions by mid century. At the same time the growing national and international inequalities pose ...

Scientific paper • 2016

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Degrowth and Fracking

By: Brian Davey

The presentation will be about hydraulic fracturing and unconventional oil and gas – developed so far mainly in the USA and Australia but also a possible threat in the UK, Poland, the Ukraine and Latin America. This industry is dependent on high prices as well as easy and cheap credit. Its likely failure will have tremendous implications for the stability of the finance sector. This is importan...

Scientific paper • 2016

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Framing socio-ecological conflicts in Russia

By: Felix Jaitner

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union Russia´s dependency on natural resources has significantly increased. According to the Russian state agency for statistics (Goskomstat), the share of non-renewable energy sources (oil, gas and coal) in total exports reached almost 70 % in the year 2013. The paper combines two goals: Analyzing the historical formation of the Soviet development model the...

Scientific paper • 2016

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Water, Traditional Cultures and a Degrowth Future

By: Rajni Bakshi

Water, Traditional Cultures and a Degrowth Future: the quest for a steady-state economy By Rajni Bakshi Degrowth as a concept does not sit well in most societies today. But water is a key to fostering new imaginaries and new visions that will be not merely acceptable but inviting. By 2040 an estimated 33 countries, including USA, China and India, will face severe water scarcity. India has a...

Scientific paper • 2016

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Vulnerability and Energy Economy Nexus at the Sector Level: Analysis of Czech Republic

By: Mikuláš Černík

Today's fossil fuel dependent economies face two main problems. Firstly they must reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to avoid dangerous consequences of climate change. Secondly, they must cope with reduced availability, increasing cost and price volatility of fossil primary energy sources, most importantly of oil and gas due to declining conventional sources and geopolitical ...

Presentation • 2016

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What are the degrowth implications for long-distance trade?

By: Filka Sekulova

Speech by Filka Sekulova at the Degrowth Conference 2016 in Budapest

Scientific paper • 2016

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Mut zur Effizienz und Befreiung

By: Kai Niebert

Herausgeber_innen: In der Postwachstumsdebatte wird intensiv das Konzept der Grünen Ökonomie diskutiert. Als neues Leitbild verspricht es Lösungen für ökologische und ökonomische Probleme. Doch kann die Green Economy das wirklich? Wenn es der Gesellschaft tatsächlich gelingen soll, in der Zukunft anzukommen, ist es notwendig umzusatteln und sowohl Ross als auch Reiter zu wechseln.

Scientific paper • 2016

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Postwachstum als Herausforderung für Unternehmen

By: Dirk Posse

Herausgeber_innen: Eine Wirtschaft ohne Wachstum wird durch Entwicklungen wie sinkende Wachstumsraten, ökologische Grenzen und sich verstärkende soziale Schieflagen zur realen Herausforderung - fpr die Zukunftsfähigkeit einer funktionierenden Gesellschaft, aber gleichfalls für Unternehmen als Problemverursacher und potenzielle Problemlöser Aus Postwachstum folgt allerdings kein Wachstumverbot....