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PowerShift at conference on Degrowth

Das Logo der Konferenz: Degrowth conference Leipzig 2014

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.

Why degrowth?

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. Date: 2014-09-05 Start time: 02:30pm Duration: 02:00 Room: HS 4 (133 seats) Format: Discussion Workshop Explanation Track: Practice & Activism Thematic Thread: Social-ecological economy Language: English

Full programme of the conference

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Nicola Jaeger