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How do we get out of this mess? Degrowth strategies for change

Dienstag 9. März 2021, 19:30–21:00 YouTube English

Multiple crises, from COVID-19 and climate breakdown to biodiversity collapse, hit the most vulnerable but least responsible for these crises first and hardest. Meanwhile, the mainstream focuses on incremental, primarily technological, solutions by tweaking current socio-economic systems towards supposedly more sustainable economic growth. In contrast, a variety of degrowth approaches aspire radical societal change to create socio-economic systems that provide a good life for all while achieving independence from economic growth. But how can such radical societal change be achieved? We will discuss this question with international researchers and activists engaged in the debate.

Prof. Julia Steinberger (Université de Lausanne)

Prof. Barbara Muraca (University of Oregon) 

Prof. Giorgos Kallis (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) 

Moderation: Lisa Deutsch (Eawag/ETH)