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Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA-UAB)

EVENT: "Advances in Degrowth research"

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Detalles del evento

ICTA-UAB will hold a one day research workshop presenting the latest research on degrowth of researchers from ICTA-UAB, UB and Research & Degrowth International. The event is co-organized by the MdM Unit of excellence of ICTA-UAB and R&D International. 
There will be a live broadcast of the event on the R&D Youtube Channel 



Advances in Degrowth Research EventEVENT: "Advances in Degrowth research"


Date: Monday, 30 May 2022 
Time: From 9.30 to 19h 
Venue: Sala Toni Rosell (Z/023), ICTA-UAB. Register here


ICTA-UAB´s MdM Unit of Excellence in collaboration with Research and Degrowth International (R&D) present a one–day workshop on research on degrowth.

The workshop will present studies recently published, or soon to be published by R&D researchers based at ICTA-UAB and the University of Barcelona.

The workshop is organized in four 1.5-hour sessions, each session including three 20-minute presentations, followed by a 5 minutes comment from an invited commentator and a 25 minute Q&A.




Session 1 – Theoretical advances in degrowth 

9.30 – 9.50 Federico Demaria (UB and R&D), “Alternatives to sustainable development: what can we learn from the pluriverse in practice?” 

9.50 – 10.10 Angelos Varvaroussis (ICTA-UAB and R&D), “Spatializing degrowth: steps towards a radical urban degrowth agenda for planning in the face of climate emergency.” 

10.10-10.30 Giacomo D’Alisa (U. of Coimbra  and R&D), “Degrowth and the state.” 

10.30 – 11.00 Comment and Q&A (commentator Melissa Garcia Lamarca-ICTA-UAB) 

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break 

Session 2 – Energy, transport, and degrowth 

11.30 – 11.50 Aljoša Slameršak (ICTA-UAB and R&D), “Realistic pathways to limiting global warming: Expand the Carbon Budget or reduce energy use?” 

11.50 – 12.10 Marula Tsagkari (UB and R&D), “From local island energy to degrowth? Exploring democracy, self-sufficiency, and renewable energy production in Greece and Spain.” 

12.10 – 12.30 Claudio Cattaneo (ICTA-UAB and R&D), “A degrowth approach to urban mobility: just, desirable and practical options.” 

12.30 – 13.00 Comment and Q&A (commentator Jeroen van den Bergh-ICTA, UAB) 

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break 

Session 3 – Limits, commodity frontiers, and unequal exchange 

14.30 – 14.50 Borja Nogué Alguerò (ICTA-UAB and R&D), “Why and how do small-scale fisherfolk collectively limit themselves: The case of the fisheries co-management committees in Catalunya.” 

14.50 – 15.10 Ksenija Hanaček (U. of Helsinki, ICTA-UAB and R&D), “On thin ice–The Arctic commodity extraction frontier and environmental conflicts.” 

15.10 – 15.30 Jason Hickel (Dpt of Anthropology, ICTA-UAB and R&D), “Imperialist appropriation in the world economy: drain from the global south through unequal exchange, 1990–2015.” 

15.30 – 16.00 Comment and Q&A (commentator Raúl Velasco Fernández- ICTA- UAB) 

16.00 – 16.15 Stretch Break) 

Session 4 – Living without growth 

16.15 – 14.35 Giorgos Kallis (ICREA, ICTA-UAB, and R&D), “Southern thought, islandness and real-existing degrowth in the Mediterranean.” 

16.35 – 16.55 Lucia Muñoz Sueiro (ICTA-UAB and R&D), “A return forward: the potential of rural traditional practices in the Iberian Peninsula for a degrowth transition.” 

16.55 – 17.15 Filka Sekulova (ICTA-UAB and R&D), “A ‘fertile soil for sustainability-related community initiatives: A new analytical framework.” 

17.15 – 17.45 Comment and Q&A (commentator Panagiota Kotsila-ICTA, UAB) 

17.45 – 19.00 Drinks