From 29 August to 2 September 2023, the 9th International Degrowth Conference will take place in Zagreb, Croatia, under the motto "Planet, People, Care: It Spells Degrowth!". Renowned keynote speakers and hundreds of researchers from all over the world will discuss various aspects of a feasible degrowth future.
On behalf of the Wuppertal Institute, Dr. Benjamin Best, Senior Researcher in the Research Unit Structural Change and Innovation and Johannes Thema, Senior Researcher in the Research Unit Energy Policy, will be present. In their session on "Political Degrowth and Sufficiency" on 1 September at 10 a.m., they and two other researchers will present the research results of the BMBF-funded junior research group "EnSu – The Role of Energy Sufficiency in Energy Transition and Society". With the participants, they discuss which degrowth and sufficiency policies have been proposed by European Citizens' Assemblies and how political legitimacy for degrowth and sufficiency can be conceptualised. Furthermore, they present the quantified impacts of degrowth and sufficiency policies. The focus is on policy design and evaluation.
Benjamin Best furthermore delves into the relationship between socialisation and sufficiency policies during the workshop "Socialisation and sufficiency: What role do property issues play with regards to degrowth policies".
The 9th International Degrowth Conference is organised in the framework of the Zagreb Degrowth Week – a free arts and culture festival. Interested parties can still purchase tickets by emailing email@example.com until 15 July. The keynote lectures in the afternoon and the following sessions can be attended free of charge and without registration.
Further information can be found under the links below.