The conference will take place in the German city of Leipzig from September 2-6, 2014.
The focus of the 2014 conference is on concrete steps towards a society beyond the imperative of growth. The conference will give room for scientific debates, exchange between activists and economic pioneers as well as artistic approaches to the subject. Both scientific insights and concrete projects and policies will be presented, experimented with and discussed. It is part of an international cycle of events: so far, there have been conferences on degrowth in Paris 2008, in Barcelona 2010 and in Venice and Montreal 2012.
Many analyses from various scientific disciplines imply that a growth-based economic and social system cannot have a future: Despite a growing number of technological solutions for “Green Growth”, inequality and the destruction of nature are significantly on the rise. It is high time to develop economic and social models that are independent of growth and can provide for a good life for everybody.
PowerShift on Degrowth
Towards democratic and global just resource policy
Speaker: Reckordt, Michael (Power Shift)
In this workshop we want to discuss the consequences of the unsustainable and unequal policies concerning primary commodities in Germany and Europe. On the one hand consequences in the Global South and / or in Europe are presented. Furthermore solutions and a way out shell be shown. Care of human rights are part of it as well as debates on a sustainable consumption of raw materials in Germany.
Start time: 02:30pm
Room: HS 4 (133 seats)
Format: Discussion Workshop Explanation
Track: Practice & Activism
Thematic Thread: Social-ecological economy
More information regarding resource policy: www.alternative-rohstoffwoche.de – Blog of AK Rohstoffe (German)