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Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Fair carbon budgets and fair counting as levers for Degrowth

By: Jefim Vogel

Presentation [part of the standard session "Resources and Energy"] Paris obligations make the inevitability of consumption reductions for affluent societies undeniable if we combine 3 non-radical demands: 1) equal per-capita allocation of the global carbon budget, 2) accounting for carbon footprints of imports/exports, 3) non-reliance on yet unproven technologies. Presenters: Jefim Vogel ...

Presentation • 2020

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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 ...

• 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Practicing Degrowth

By: Damaris Castro, Johannes Brossmann, Tobias Froese, Gibran Vita

Standard session (discussion following 4 presentations)  A sufficiency assessment: do people think they have enough? Video 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. Result...

Scientific paper • 2020

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Providing decent living with minimum energy: a global scenario

By: Joel Millward-Hopkins, Julia K. Steinberger, Narasimha D. Rao, Yannick Oswald

It is increasingly clear that averting ecological breakdown will require drastic changes to contemporary human society and the global economy embedded within it. On the other hand, the basic material needs of billions of people across the planet remain unmet. Here, we develop a simple, bottom-up model to estimate a practical minimal threshold for the final energy consumption required to provi...

• 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?  

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - The Awesome Life: Why Degrowthers Need to Talk about the Feeling of Entropy

By: Michael Deflorian, Karoline Kalke

Presentation [part of the standard session "Limits, Ethics, Unsustainability and Change"] Critical views of consumerism are widely shared among degrowthers. However, there is a risk of overlooking a particular affective dimension of consumption: the ‘entropic feeling’. The latter is triggered when we surpass the biophysical limits of our human body and come to enjoy the pleasures of dense en...

Scientific paper • 2020

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Digitalization and energy consumption. Does ICT reduce energy demand?

By: Steffen Lange, Tilman Santarius, Johanna Pohl

This article investigates the effect of digitalization on energy consumption. Using an analytical model, we investigate four effects: (1) direct effects from the production, usage and disposal of information and communication technologies (ICT), (2) energy efficiency increases from digitalization, (3) economic growth from increases in labor and energy productivities and (4) sectoral change/te...

Scientific paper • 2020

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Quantifying the potential for climate change mitigation of consumption options

By: John Barrett, Diana Ivanova, Dominik Wiedenhofer, Biljana Macura, Max W. Callaghan, Felix Creutzig

Around two-thirds of global GHG emissions are directly and indirectly linked to household consumption, with a global average of about 6 tCO2eq/cap. Changes in consumption patterns to low-carbon alternatives therefore present a great and urgently required potential for emission reductions. In this paper, we synthesize emission mitigation potentials across the consumption domains of food, hou...

• 2020

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Why “De-growth” Shouldn’t Scare Businesses

By: Thomas Roulet, Joel Bothello

"As we continue to grapple with climate change, we can expect consumers, rather than politicians, to increasingly drive degrowth by changing their consumption patterns. Firms should think in an innovative way about this consumer-driven degrowth as an opportunity, instead of resisting or dismissing the demands of this small but growing movement. Businesses that successfully do so will emerge mor...

Report • 2019

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Degrowth of Aviation - Reducing Air Travel in a Just Way

By: Adrian Haßler, Chandni Dwarkasing, Elli Reckmann, Filka Sekulova, Francois Schneider, Irene Iniesta-Arandia, Larry Edwards, Laura Machler, Matthias Schmelzer, Manuel Grebenjak, Magdalena Heuwieser, Nuria Blázquez Sánchez, Rose Bridger, Sara Mingorría

In July 2019, the Stay Grounded Network met in Barcelona to discuss how to counter the massive growth in the aviation sector. A new movement for degrowing aviation and fostering climate justice was born. The results of the conference and further discussions fed into this report, outlining numerous measures to reduce air travel in a just way. (Excerpt)

Scientific paper • 2019

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An offer you can't refuse: Enhancing personal productivity through ‘efficiency consumption’

By: Andreas Siemoneit

Worldwide, economic growth is a prominent political goal, despite its severe conflicts with ecological sustainability. Contributing to the debate on economic ‘growth imperatives’, this article explores the thesis that both firms and consumers frequently acquire goods that increase their efficiency (productivity). For firms, efficiency is accepted as a main investment motive, but for consumers i...

Scientific paper • 2019

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Growth imperatives: Substantiating a contested concept

By: Oliver Richters, Andreas Siemoneit

Economic growth remains a prominent political goal, despite its conflicts with ecological sustainability. Are growth policies only a question of political or individual will, or do ‘growth imperatives’ make them inescapable? We structure the debate along two dimensions: (a) degree of coerciveness between free will and coercion, and (b) agents affected. With carefully derived micro level definit...

Scientific paper • 2019

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Need, Entitlement and Desert: A Distributive Justice Framework for Consumption Degrowth

By: Cle-Anne Gabriel, Carol Bond

Post-growth societies seek socio-ecological transformations towards a just and sustainable redistribution and reduced consumption of natural capital. There is no one universally just and ecologically sustainable way of fulfilling these redistribution and consumption objectives; it depends on the criteria used and their underlying ethical teleology. We suggest three distribution criteria, borrow...

Scientific paper • 2019

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Promoting Waste Degrowth and Environmental Justice at a Local Level: The Case of Unit-Pricing Schemes in Spain

By: Giacomo D'Alisa, Gabriel Weber, Ignazio Cabras, Maria Calaf-Forn, Ignasi Puig-Ventosa

This paper investigates the introduction of unit-pricing (UP) schemes in waste management with regard to grassroots initiatives promoting bottom-up participatory processes in local communities, addressing several issues concerning environmental justice and degrowth. As waste service charges and fees increase in proportion of waste generated in presence of UP schemes, the paper explores and eval...

Scientific paper • 2019

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Disarray in global governance and climate change chaos

By: George Martine, Jose Eustaquio Alves

Scientists warn that human activity in the Anthropocene is causing the transgression of several planetary boundaries. The population/environment/development equation has become insoluble. This paper reviews the trajectory of climate change and discusses the shortcomings of ongoing efforts to address it. It analyzes the current crisis in global governance, fostered by widespread disenchantment w...

• 2019

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A Ideologia do Decrescimento

By: Arminda Sousa Deusdado

Episódio do magazine semanal Biosfera, que marca a agenda ambiental portuguesa "Vivemos a era da obsessão do crescimento económico infinito. Mas o planeta já está em sobrecarga. Aonde iremos buscar os minerais, água, solo e energia para sustentar uma sociedade que quer sempre mais? A ideologia do decrescimento apresenta-se como alternativa e quer reformular a economia de forma a não explorar...

Presentation • 2018

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First North-South Conference on Degrowth-Descrecimiento, México City 2018 - Como el capitalismo afirma su hegemonía; el modo de vida imperial como promesa de riqueza imposible

By: Ulrich Brand

Conferencia de la Plenaria del Jueves por Ulrich Brand: "Cómo el capitalismo afirma su hegemonía: El modo de vida imperial como promesa de riqueza imposible"

Presentation • 2018

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First North-South Conference on Degrowth-Descrecimiento, México City 2018 - Desafíos de un modelo energético sostenible: México 2050

By: Edgar Ocampo Téllez

Esta presentación explica los desafíos de un modelo energético sostenible en México (2050).

Presentation • 2018

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First North-South Conference on Degrowth-Descrecimiento, México City 2018 - A critical-integral assessment of Mexico's Energy Transition Strategy

By: Alevgul H. Sorman, Sofía Avila-Calero

Socio-environmental issues will continue to emerge if an energy transition project does not include changes in patterns of consumption and resource governance.