Program

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Conference on Economic De-Growth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity
Paris, 18-19 April 2008

Goals
- Overview of the state-of-the-art of degrowth research, debates and movements
- Encouraging degrowth research and identifying degrowth research gaps
- Exploration of campaign tools for equity and sustainability
- Position/Statement on Growth and Degrowth

Other outcomes
- Proceedings
- Internet discussion on www.degrowth.net

Day 1 Friday 18 April 2008 - Visions of degrowth by themes
The first day is about a partial / sector-based visionary perspective of de-growth

9.00 - Opening, by Organisation and Scientific Committee

Fabrice Flipo – Institut Telecom SudParis
Joan Martinez-Alier - UAB
Wolfgang Sachs – Wuppertal Institute
Sylvia Lorek & Friedrich Hinterberger - SERI
Thomas Schauer/ Raoul Weiler - Club of Rome
François Schneider & Denis Bayon - Research and Degrowth

9:30 - First Panels

Historic panel: From growth critics to degrowth
Chair: Friedrich Hinterberger
Keynote of the chair person

De-growth as a solution to ‘uneconomic’ growth - Philip Lawn
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Macro-Rebound effect - François Schneider
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Crises with growth-as-usual - Richard Douthwaite & David Korowicz
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

De-growth or recession? - Daniel O’Neill
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Chair : Joan Martinez-Alier
Keynote of the chair person
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Introduction to Georgescu-Roegen and Degrowth - Jacques Grinevald
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

eSNI early growth critics - Roefie Hueting
abstract - presentation - paper

Conceptual roots of degrowth - Fabrice Flipo
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Nascent History of Steady State Politics - Brian Czech
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

To shortcut a third rail issue - Christer Sanne
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Contributors that could not attend the conference

The ecological crisis needs a revolution in service economy - Jean Gadrey
abstract - paper (french only)

 

11:15 - Special applications (10 minutes each with questions)

Special applications II

Chair : Sylvia Lorek

Waste degrowth - Alexander Duran-i-Grant
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Degrowth of living spaces per person: Co-housing - Matthieu Lietaert
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Speed reduction - Frédéric Heran
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Gastronomic sciences : slow food revolution versus gene revolution - Bruno Scaltriti
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Chair : Tim Jackson

From supermarkets to relocalised production and consumption - Tommaso Venturini
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Demographic questions - Joan Martinez-Alier
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Tourism degrowth - Bourdeau et al.
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Gold unsustainability - Leire Urkidi Azkarraga
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Media & degrowth - Dalma Domeneghini
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Contributors that could not attend the conference
Reducing land degradation and the alienation of productive land for urban purposes - Nigel Lawson
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Degrowth of Haber-Bosch process - François Schneider
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Degrowth in Real estate - Sònia Vives et al.
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Agro-industry degrowth - Jordy van den Akker
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

14:00 / 15 : 15 - Second Panels session (1 hour 15 minutes)

Panel 1
New indicators for economic activity/well-being/ecology
Panel 2
Complementarity of Degrowth and Steady-State?
Panel3
Debound-effect
Panel 4
Southern perspectives
Chair: David Woodward

Degrowth and indicators - Arnaud du Crest
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

The System of Accounting for Global Entropy Productions, (SAGE-P) - Anthony Friend
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Emergy: a currency for achieving sustainability and equity in times of descent? - Daniel Bergquist
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

A Simplified Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare for France - Brent Bleys
abstract - ppt presentation - paper
Chair: Christian Kerschner

De-growth toward an optimal steady State - Brian Czech
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Growth and sustainable development - Joachim Spangenberg
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

The Steady-State Economy & de-growth: Contradiction or compatibility? - Christian Kerschner
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

GDP growth : an inevitable lock-in ? - Tommaso Luzzatti & al.
abstract - ppt presentation - paper
Chair: Alcott Blake

IPAT and rebound effect - Alcott Blake
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

De-Growth for challenging Earth survival - Raoul Weiler
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Material efficient production systems without rebound effects - Willi Haas
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Chair: Peter May

Is there a way out of the contradictions between growth and sustainability? Learning from the BRICS - Peter May
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Is the economy (de)materializing? A comparison of Germany, China and Spain. - Vincent Moreau & Gregor Meerganz von Medeazza
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Perspectives from India - Singh Supriya
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Contributors that could not attend the conference
Bonheur de la décroissance - Claude Llena
abstract - ppt presentation - paper
     

15:30 / 16:45 - Roundtables (1 hour 15)

Chair : Joan Martinez-Alier

Short introduction of different representatives of degrowth movements

Leida Rijnhout, VODO Belgium
Sara Vegni, ASUD Italy - contribution
David Woodward, (formerly nef), UK

Bravo Elizabeth, Accion Ecologica, Equador
Leire Urkidi, UAB

Gregor Meerganz, UAB, Spain
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

“Degrowth” to build convergence for a fair and sustainable world - Francois Schneider, R&D, France
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Policy:
Sara Kjellstrand, Research Programme Officer in the European Commission’s Directorate General Research, Sustainable Development Unit

Chair : Christer Sanne

Economic localisation - Friedrich Hinterberger
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

The issue of degrowth and SCP policy agenda - Arnold Tukker
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Sharing work - Christer Sanne
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Redistribution - Maurie Cohen
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

17:15 / 18:30 - Third panel session (1 hour 15 min)

Panel 1
Consumption degrowth vs other sources of well-being
Panel 2
Sharing work
Panel 3
Production degrowth
Panel 4
Redistribution
Panel 5
What statutes for economic actors?
Chair: Sylvia Lorek

Italy : issues in dematerialization and environmental load displacement - Valeria Andreoni & al.
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Sustainable Consumption: Collection of Perspectives from the institutional actors in Europe -Nguyen et Khan
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

From Eco-modernism to Socio-ecologism - Eva Friman
abstract - ppt presentation - paper
Chair: Christer Sanne

Degrowth and universal revenue - Baptiste Mylondo
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Degrowth professional orientation - Arnaud du Crest
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

A human rights based political economy - Manuel Couret Branco
abstract - ppt presentation - paper
Chair: Oksana Mont

The Contribution of Precaution for Design - Cucuzzella Carmela
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

IT as Facilitator of Material Degrowth and the Problem of Rebound Effects - Thomas Schauer
abstract - ppt presentation - paper
Chair: Maurie Cohen

The Nascent Policy Debate on Rationing
- Maurie Cohen
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Understanding the effect of demographic trends and labour market institutions on the demand for public environmental protection
- Lisa Magnani
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Multiple benefits of localisation
- Nicolas Louchet & Jean-Marc Deltorn
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Is localisation of economy a step towards degrowth ? Case study in France
- Pierre Courjault-Rade
abstract - ppt presentation - paper
Chair: Friedrich Hinterberger

Economic De-growth as Corporate Competitive Advantage?
- André Reichel
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Perspectives for a new redirected competition in a de-growth-economy - Volker Mauerhofer
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

De-growth as structural change: an institutional evolutionary approach - Gerardo Marletto
abstract - ppt presentation - paper
Contributors that could not attend the conference
  The labor question in problematics of transition - A. Arnaud & al.
abstract - paper
    What monetary resources for a degrowth economy ? - Denis Bayon & Hélène Blanc
abstract - paper

20:00 - Evening Meal - Informal Meetings

DAY 2- Saturday 19 April 2008 - Socio-economic processes and democracy for degrowth
Dealing with societal values and economic degrowth as a whole

9:15 - Panels on macro socio-economic processes

Chair: Fabrice Flipo

The difficult path towards degrowth within involutive development of the West - Pascal van Griethuysen
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Opening negociation - Grégoire Wallenborn
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Less is more: The effects of high aspirations on well-being - Astrid Matthey and Nadja Dwenger
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Psychological barriers to de-growth… and how to overcome them - Thompson & Abdallah
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Degrowth and « anti-utilitarism » - Onofrio Romano
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Moral values of degrowth - F. P. Piguet, J. Van Niel et C. Lavallez
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Chair : Joachim Spangenberg

Is de-growth possible? Co-evolution and control - Peter Bodø et al.
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Measures for collective reduction of material acquisition capacity of affluent countries - Joachim Spangenberg
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Why growth ? Causes, welfare fallacies and how to repair them - Gjalt Huppes
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

De-growth: Addressing Cultural and Institutional Constraints - Igor Matutinovic
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Politics and actual de-growth in the era of the services economy and global financial power - Maurizio Ruzzene
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

On the Way towards a De-growth Society: A Review of Transformation Scenarios and Desirable Visions of the Future - Schriefl et Exner
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Searching for a shared imaginary. A systemic approach to degrowth and politics - Mauro Bonaiuti
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Contributors that could not attend the conference

System challenges in addressing sustainable consumption and production: growth, speed, and profit - Robert Nemeskeri et al.
abstract - ppt presentation - paper + appendix
The de-growth economy and lifestyles - Brian Davey
abstract - paper

Evaluation des conditions et possibilités de création d'une Centrale Economique - Luquet J.-M. & Gilles
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

11:30 - Posters Tour

14:00 / 15:45 - Forum and workshops

Workshop 1
Conference statement

Workshop 2
Degrowth research
For the inclusion of de-growth as a possible option of the democracies, about the importance of democratic and participative processes at all levels (economic, social, environmental, local and global level…) for de-growth

Chair : François Schneider

Degrowth and democracy. Towards a post-developmentalist politics - Marco Deriu
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Forces and relations of production = the structure of power - Willem Hoogendijk
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Democracy for degrowth - Toby Quantrill, WWF
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Hali Healy

Earlier conference statements against growth : CASSE / ESEE, Tilburg, Brussels...

Documents for workshop

Fritz Hinterberger & Fabrice Flipo

Relaunch of the Sustainable Europe theme ?

Documents and forum for workshop preparation

Main conclusions

16:15 /18:15 - Forum and workshops

Chair : Frederico de Maria

Policy and Technology Options for Reducing Resource ion in a Degrowth Economy
- Katherine Trajan & Kealan Gell
abstract - ppt presentation - paper - poster

Degrowth as transition - Yannick Rumpala
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

Yves Cochet
abstract - ppt presentation - paper

18:30 - Conclusion – Reports from workshops

• Endorsement of degrowth and growth conference statements?
• Proposal of political strategy
• Proposal of political measures
• Research plans

19:00 End of the conference

 


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