11.12.2013
Degrowth: a Strategy to Counter the Crisis?

The idea of degrowth has always been a strain Green thought, but what exactly would degrowth mean for our economy, society and relationship with the planet? Does degrowth provide the answer to the social and ecological crisis?

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05.11.2013
The Crisis and Europe’s Environmental Roll-Back

In Greece, probably one of the first victims of austerity has been environmental protection, just at the moment where there can be no response to the crisis without considering the environmental dimension. A recent article by the WWF takes issue with the EU response to the crisis which has seen environmental protection sidelined like never before.

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24.10.2013
How Powerful Interests Undermine the Energy Transition in Europe

The European Union (EU) is currently setting out its climate and energy policy framework for 2030.

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01.10.2013
Europe of Knowledge: Paradoxes and Challenges

The Bologna process was a step towards creating a “Europe of Knowledge” where ideas and people could travel freely throughout Europe. Yet, this goal is threatened by changes to the structure of the higher education sector and perhaps by the nature of academia itself.

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01.10.2013
Industry Meets Green Economy: Real Potential for Reconversion

Italy may be in the news for its economic and political uncertainty, but beneath the radar many manufacturing companies are making the necessary conversion to a sustainable and ecological future.

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01.10.2013
Black Tradition, Green Future

Greens need to forge a broad alliance against neoliberalism with some unexpected allies, such as the coal miners. Ahead of COP 19 which takes place this year in Warsaw, Poland how can the green movement in Poland move forward?

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01.07.2013
Technology, Relocalisation and Self-limitation

The 21st century presents a fascinating paradox: never before in its history has humanity reached such an advanced and refined level of technological development, but never has it come so close to the ecological precipice and global collapse. If this contradiction is to be overcome, political ecology must focus on two priorities: the relocalisation of the economy and the democracy of self-limitation.

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06.06.2013
The Energiewende – the Result of a Powerful Mass Movement from Below

Fifteen years ago, the liberalisation of the energy market and passage of the Renewable Energy Resources Act turned Germany’s energy market on its head.

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16.04.2013
Sustainable Agriculture as a Path to Prosperity for the Western Balkans

There is potential for organic agriculture in the Western Balkans.

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01.03.2013
Brussels and Wallonia: Green Pioneer Projects in Sustainable Food Systems

Ideological innovation and perseverance can give birth to concrete actions contributing to the Green transformation of agriculture and food systems, despite a difficult political and institutional environment. This is currently experienced by the Belgian Greens of Ecolo in the regional governments of Wallonia and Brussels.

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