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protection of collserola (2)

Protection of Collserola – Claudio Cattaneo (R&D) Friday 10th July, Can Masdéu (Barcelona)   Collserola is a mountain range in the middle of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area that has been greatly urbanized and, a fraction of it is, since a few years only, protected as a natural park. The fight for its declaration as such Read More

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Open-localism

Open-Localism – François Schneider (R&D) Tuesday 12th July, 10.00-11.30, Cerbère   Our societies are facing two important dangers: on one hand a cultural homogenisation of society – through globalisation – the market economy and the virtualisation of exchanges (without direct contact) are able to expand to the entire world and to all corners of society Read More

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Biophysical limits to growth

Biophysical limits to growth – Clive Spash (WU Vienna University) Wednesday 6th July, 10.00-11.30, UAB Campus   The phrase “limits to growth” (LTG) was popularised by the publication of a small book by Meadows et al. (1972) that created some public debate and aggressive responses from economists. This work highlighted the conflict between expecting human Read More

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Environmental justice, ecologism of the poor and degrowth (2016)

Environmental justice, ecologism of the poor and degrowth – Joan Martinez-Alier (ICTA-UAB) Monday 4th July, 10.00 – 11.30, UAB Campus   The words ‘‘environmental justice’’ were initially used in the United States in the early 1980s for local complaints against ‘‘environmental racism,’’ i.e., the disproportionate pollution burdens in areas primarily inhabited by disadvantaged ethnic groups. Read More

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Buen vivir, justice and degrowth

Buen vivir, justice and degrowth – Barbara Muraca (Oregon State University) Tuesday 14th July, 10.00-11.30, Cerbère (France) Degrowth-activists claim that the crisis bears the chance for designing a new societal model that is independent from growth for its stabilization, pacification, and legitimation and in which new models and a new basis for a good life can Read More

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Degrowth and Open-Localisation

Degrowth and Open-Localisation – François Schneider (R&D) Sunday 12th July, 10.00-13.30, Cerbère   Our societies are facing two important dangers: on one hand a cultural homogenisation of society – through globalisation – the market economy and the virtualisation of exchanges (without direct contact) are able to expand to the entire world and to all corners Read More

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limits to growth

Limits to growth – Clive Spash (WU Vienna University) Friday 10th July, 12.30-14.00, Can Masdéu   The phrase “limits to growth” (LTG) was popularised by the publication of a small book by Meadows et al. (1972) that created some public debate and aggressive responses from economists. This work highlighted the conflict between expecting human systems Read More

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Glocal environmental justice

Glocal environmental justice – Mariana Walter and Marta Conde (ICTA-UAB) Wednesday 8th July, 12.00-13.30, UAB Campus In the first part of the class we will introduce some features of large-scale mining and its related social, environmental and economic pressures. We will carry out an overview of the evolution of resistance to mining movements, its main motivations, demands Read More