PROGRAM 2018

Understanding ecofeminisms and feminist political ecologies to critically look at Environmental Conflicts

Sara Mingorría, Irene Iniesta and Federica Ravera Monday 2nd July, 10.00 – 13.30, Hotel Central (Cerbère) This workshop focuses on exploring the connections between environmental conflicts generated by increasing economic growth and material extraction and ecofeminisms and feminist political ecologies, seen as social movementsand as critical perspectives to interpret the world. We will present and Read More

PROGRAM 2018

Care and degrowth

Giacomo D’Alisa Monday 2nd July, 17.00 – 18.30, Hotel Central (Cerbère) Care is the daily action performed by human beings for their welfare and for the welfare of their community. Here, community refers to the ensemble of people within proximity and with which every human being lives, such as the family, friendships or the neighborhood. Read More

PROGRAM 2018

Patterns and inequalities in global material resource use: Applying the metabolism concept

Anke Schaffartzik Thursday 28th June, 12.00 – 13.30, ICTA-UAB In the 21st century, global resource use has grown at unprecedented rates. Based on the concept of social metabolism and the tools through which it can be measured, this presentation will delve into the international patterns underlying current high levels of growth in material resource use. Read More

PROGRAM 2018

Ecological macroeconomics

Simone D’Alessandro Thursday 28th June, 10.00 – 11.30, ICTA-UAB Ecological macroeconomics is a new endeavour to strengthen the ecological foundations of macroeconomics and shift its focus to living well within planetary boundaries (Jackson 2011; Hardt and O’Neill, 2017). Ecological macroeconomics relies on holistic analyses of our economic system, by considering factors such as environmental pressures, Read More

PROGRAM 2018

Degrowth in the global South? – workshop

Julien-François Gerber Tuesday 25th June, 15.00 – 17.00, ICTA-UAB Ecological economists have had relatively little to say about ‘beyond growth’ approaches in the global South. Most of them simply do not believe that such approaches apply there. Are they right? There seems to be a general agreement that national metabolisms should be downsized and stabilized Read More

PROGRAM 2018

The EJAtlas: Ecological distribution conflicts as a force for Sustainability

Joan Martínez-Alier Wednesday 27th June, 10.00 – 11.30, ICTA-UAB The lecture will be based on a collective article recently published in Sustainability Science. Can ecological distribution conflicts turn into forces for sustainability? This paper addresses in a systematic conceptual manner the question of why, through whom, how, and when conflicts over the use of the Read More

PROGRAM 2018

Direct democracy and degrowth

Christos Zografos Monday 25th June, 12.00 – 13.30, ICTA-UAB The class will focus on presenting and discussing the potential and challenges of direct democracy as a process that can facilitate a transition towards degrowth futures. Direct democracy is a collective decision-making process favoured by many advocates of degrowth – and more in general, advocates of Read More