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Scientific paper • 2021

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Towards an urban degrowth: Habitability, finity and polycentric autonomism

By: Federico Savini

Abstract: Over the last decade, degrowth has offered a concrete alternative to eco-modernization, projecting a society emancipated from the environmentally destructive imperative of competition and consumption. Urban development is the motor of economic growth; cities are therefore prime sites of intervention for degrowth activists. Nevertheless, the planning processes that drive urban develop...

Scientific paper • 2021

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What structural change is needed for a post-growth economy: A framework of analysis and empirical evidence

By: John Barret, Lukas Hardt, Peter G. Taylor, Timothy J. Foxon

In order to avoid environmental catastrophe we need to move to a post-growth economy that can deliver rapid reductions in environmental impacts and improve well-being, independent of GDP growth. Such a move will entail considerable structural change in the economy, implying different goals and strategies for different economic sectors. So far there are no systematic approaches for identif...

Scientific paper • 2021

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A Green New Deal without growth?

By: Giorgos Kallis, Jason Hickel, Riccardo Mastini

The IPCC warns that in order to keep global warming under 1.5°, global emissions must be cut to zero by 2050. Policymakers and scholars debate how best to decarbonise the energy system, and what socio-economic changes might be necessary. Here we review the strengths, weaknesses, and synergies of two prominent climate change mitigation narratives: the Green New Deal and degrowth. Green New Dea...

• 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Between conversion and automotive consensus. Results of a transdisciplinary research project on the role of employees in the transformation of Austrian automotive industry

By: Markus Wissen, Melanie Pichler, Nora Krenmayr

Workshop In this Special Session, results of the CON-LABOUR research project will be presented, which during more than two years explored the opportunities and challenges of a social-ecological transformation in the Austrian automotive industry from the perspective of employees and their representations. We provide insight into the political economy of Austrian supplier industry and reflect ...

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Cars for Future? Future images of (car)mobility by technical-scientific actors

By: Esther Wawerda, Nora Krenmayr

Presentation [part of the standard session "Mobilität, Transformationsdesign und imperiale Lebensweise"] The climate-damaging emissions of road traffic and other social and environmental problems associated with transport point to the need to move away from individual car-mobility and towards a social-ecological transformation of mobility systems. This includes political, socio-economic and ...

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Degrowth and the overcoming of the imperial way of life

By: Andrea Marjanovic, Jana Hafner, Josef Mühlbauer, Walentina Pfug-Hofmayr

Presentation [part of the standard session "Mobilität, Transformationsdesign und imperiale Lebensweise"] The basis of the presentation is the empirical work that is currently being developed in the context of the research internship at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Vienna, led by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brand. It examines concrete dimensions of life, namely nutrition (...

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Framing strategies for sustainability policy in the Corona crisis

By: Valentin Sagvosdkin

Presentation [part of the standard session "Mobilität, Transformationsdesign und imperiale Lebensweise"] Whether the Corona crisis will promote or slow down the socio-ecological transformation is open – and thus shapeable. How can social-ecological topics be communicated in a reasonable way – and how rather not? This short impulse reflects on these questions referring to framing theories. ...

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Self-experiments – personal transformation with leverage?

By: Andreas Seebacher, Annika Fricke, Helena Trenks, Oliver Parodi, Richard Beecroft, Sarah Meyer-Soylu

Presentation [part of the standard session "Mobilität, Transformationsdesign und imperiale Lebensweise"] Self-experiments offer an opportunity for testing sustainable practices in a limited period of time concerning their effects and their fit with the rest of life. So they are an easy entry into the urgently needed social transformation towards sustainability. Based on our experience in the...

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Mobilität, Transformationsdesign und imperiale Lebensweise

By: Andrea Marjanovic, Andreas Seebacher, Annika Fricke, Esther Wawerda, Helena Trenks, Jana Hafner, Josef Mühlbauer, Nora Krenmayr, Oliver Parodi, Richard Beecroft, Sarah Meyer-Soylu, Valentin Sagvosdkin, Walentina Pfug-Hofmayr

Standard session (discussion following 4 presentations) Degrowth and the overcoming of the imperial way of life - video The basis of the presentation is the empirical work that is currently being developed in the context of the research internship at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Vienna, led by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brand. It examines concrete dimensions of life, ...

Scientific paper • 2020

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A degrowth perspective on the coronavirus crisis

By: Andro Rilović, Constanza Hepp, Jacob Smessaert, Joe Herbert, Joëlle Saey-Volckrick, Nathan Barlow, Nick von Andrian

This letter will consider three points in detail: first, how the COVID-19 crisis is by no means degrowth; second, how COVID-19 shows that degrowth is needed; and finally, why COVID-19 indicates the potential for a degrowth transformation. Visions for Sustainability, vol. 14, december 2020

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Strategies for the Transformation of Work – Degrowth perspectives

By: Anna Daimler, Juliet Schor, Nikolina Rajković, Will Stronge

Panel discussion This panel assembles experts from research and practice to discuss strategies for a degrowth transformation of work, spanning the whole flourishing degrowth repertoire: Work time reduction and work-sharing, UBI and UBS, social infrastructure, cooperatives, workers’ self-management, just transition and trade union perspectives, sectoral transformation and selective degrowth, ...

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Towards a City of Solidary Degrowth

By: Anton Brokow-Loga, Christian Lamker, Evelyn Markoni, Frank Eckhardt, Kris Krois, Timmo Krüger, Viola Schulze Dieckhoff

Special session Book presentation: How do we want to live, work, relax today and tomorrow? How do we create a good life for everyone in the city? While niche initiatives are already beginning to answer these questions, there is still a lack of comprehensive concepts and approaches to transformation that would outline a fundamentally different, solidarity-based city. The Degrowth City (Postwa...

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Transformation, Design and Utopias

By: Antonia Ney, Bernd Sommer, Joy-Fabienne Lösel

Standard session (discussion following 2 presentations) Sustainability, transformation & utopias The presentation discusses the role of positive visions for a transformation towards a more ecologically sustainable and socially just society. Firstly, it is argued that in the context of modern societies something like ecological sustainability can already itself be regarded as a stark u...

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Transformation by design?

By: Antonia Ney, Joy-Fabienne Lösel

Presentation [part of the standard session "Transformation, Design and Utopias"] The central question of socio-ecological transformation is whether it will take place “by design” or “by disaster” (Sommer/Welzer 2014:27). In the discourse this question is rhetorically answered with “by design”. But what role does design play in social-ecological transformation? The lecture will present growth...

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - A Green New Deal without growh

By: Riccardo Mastini

Presentation [part of the standard session "Institutional Change 2"] The Green New Deal offers a powerful vision for how to deploy industrial policies to coordinate the overhaul of a country’s energy system and decarbonize its manufacturing and agricultural sectors. However given the elusiveness of absolute decoupling degrowth policies must accompany this transition. Presenters: Riccardo ...

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - A framework to move policy-making in the EU beyond growth

By: Jonathan Barth

Presentation [part of the standard session "Institutional Change 2"] The session introduces an online toolbox to guide policy-making beyond growth. Based on a literature review, we structure post-growth policies along 17 objectives, 101 transformative changes and 260 instruments. The framework shows what means other than economic growth can achieve political ends. Presenters: Jonathan Bar...

• 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Co-operatives, Work and Degrowth

By: Dirk Raith, Jéssica Chainho Pereira, Patrik Gažo, Philipp Chmel

Standard session (discussion following 4 presentations) Degrowth Cooperatives as Alternative to the Development Paradigm: The Case of the Integral Minga Cooperative The session will start by explaining the objectives of the study, the theoretical framework on post-development, degrowth and cooperativism. Then, the studied cooperative and the methodology used will be explained. Finally, th...

Presentation • 2020

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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 - Car workers as political subjects of degrowth transformation

By: Patrik Gažo

Presentation [part of the standard session "Co-operatives, work and degrowth"] I argue that degrowth strategies should be focused more on the industrial sectors and on those who work there. More concretely, the automotive industry is economically-speaking one of the most important sectors in Central Europe, with car workers having great potential to be a transformational force. Presenters...

• 2020

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Ecological economics: solutions for the future

By: Haydn Washington

This book results from the 2019 ANZSEE conference, which explored appropriate approaches and techniques for re-balancing the human–nature interactions that are central to the study and practice of ecological economics — solutions now and in the future.  Escalating impacts of climate change and ecological crises have created an urgency to address significant local to global environmental and soc...