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Macroeconomic modelling under energy constraints: Global low carbon transition scenarios

By Jaime Nieto, Oscar Carpintero, Luis J. Miguel, Ignacio de BlasAbstractIntegrated Assessment Models provide a framework to study sustainability transitions and their economic impacts. Models seldom consider energy constraints, taking …

Ecological economics and degrowth: Proposing a future research agenda from the margins

By Ksenija¬†Hanańćek,¬†Brototi¬†Roy,¬†Sofia¬†Avila,¬†Giorgos¬†KallisAbstractResearch by ecological economists on degrowth is a flourishing field. Existing research has focused on limits to (green) growth and on economic alternatives for prospering without growth. Future research, …

The meaning of poverty matters: Trade-offs in poverty reduction programmes

By Gonzalo Gamboa,¬†Sara Mingorr√≠a¬†and¬†Arnim ScheidelAbstractPoverty has many different dimensions, yet few poverty reduction policies take an integrated approach to multidimensional poverty. Many continue to focus predominantly on income and employment …

Environmental Conflicts Related to Urban Expansion Involving Agrarian Communities in Central Mexico

By Victoria Ruiz Rinc√≥n,¬†Joan Mart√≠nez-Aliera¬†and¬†Sara MingorriaAbstractRural territories and cultures have been increasingly sacrificed through depopulation, invasion by infrastructure, and the presence of industries which are incompatible with agriculture. Meanwhile, the …

Eco-Imperial Relations: The Roots of Dispossessive and Unequal Accumulation

By¬†Gustavo¬†A.¬†Garc√≠a L√≥pez,¬†Grettel¬†NavasIntroductionOver the last decades, ‚Äúimperialism‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúenvironment‚ÄĚ have become closely linked concepts (Arnold 2015). Traditionally, scholars of empire had tended to ignore environmental issues (Arnold 2015; Foster and Clark …

Crisis, liminality and the decolonization of the social imaginary

By Angelos VarvarousisAbstractThe decolonization of the social imaginary has been proposed as an important dimension of the transition towards a degrowth society. However, although omnipresent in the degrowth literature, the …

Decolonizing degrowth in the post-development convergence: Questions, experiences, and proposals from two Indigenous territories

By¬†Padini Nirmal,¬†Dianne RocheleauAbstractA growing coalition of degrowth scholar-activist(s) seeks to transform degrowth into an interdisciplinary and international field bridging a rising network of social and environmental justice movements. We offer …

The nowtopia of the riverbank: Elder environmental activism

By¬†Mary Gearey,¬†Neil RavenscroftAbstractDegrowth imaginaries offer alternative ways of envisioning future societies. Those, predominantly working age and working class people, seeking to purposefully enact degrowth in the here and now are …

Geographies of degrowth: Nowtopias, resurgences and the decolonization of imaginaries and places

¬†By¬†Federico Demaria,¬†Giorgos Kallis,¬†Karen BakkerAbstractThe term ‚Äėd√©croissance‚Äô (degrowth) signifies a process of political and social transformation that reduces a society’s material and energy use while improving the quality of life. Degrowth …

Mapping and Analyzing Ecological Distribution Conflicts in Andean Countries

By Mario¬†P√©rez-Rinc√≥n, Julieth¬†Vargas-Morales, Joan Mart√≠nez-Alier.AbstractThe extractive sector is increasingly important in the¬†GDP¬†and export basket of the four Andean countries under study (ACs) (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia). The analysis of …

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