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Academic Special Session: From excess to sufficiency

Consumption as the linchpin connecting wellbeing, equity and environmental limits

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This session will bring together recent results from a suite of different research endeavours, each of which contributes to the overarching topic of achieving universal human development within planetary boundaries. This topic requires careful consideration of (1) the definition of a “good”, happy or decent life, and what this might mean at social and individual levels; (2) the requirements of well-being, and how these might be satisfied with lower energy or material throughput; (3) the context surrounding intra- and inter-national inequality, and the political dynamics and social processes that could enable the prioritisation of human well-being alongside limiting consumption within planetary boundaries. Understanding how human well-being can be achieved within environmental limits is a core concern of degrowth, fitting exactly with the framing of this conference as ecological sustainability with social equity. The understanding of how human well-being links, via socio-technical provisioning systems, to environmental impacts is key to the degrowth challenge. This session will showcase recent advances in this area.


Day: 2018-08-23
Start time: 14:00
Duration: 01:30
Room: ABF (210)
Track: - Other - (fill submission note below)



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