Conference Program 2017

Friday, 17 November 2017 – 05.00 pm to 08.00 pm: Polylogue between protagonists of real life, science and the private economy. Contributors: 1. Moema Miranda – activist in the extractives terrains – IBASE: Brazil and the People’s Dialogue. 2. N.T.B.A. – representative of a green economy corporation. 3. Paul Yillia, Sustainable Energy for All, Viena – Austria. 4. Ulrich Brand – Critical Research on Globalization – University of Vienna. 07.00 – 08.00 pm: Presentation of the Winner of the Austrian Price on Development Research.

Saturday, 18 November 2017 – 09.00 am to 07.00 pm: Analyses of political dimensions of social-ecological transformations on the basis of Karl Polanyi’s analysis integrating the topics of migration and gender. Contributors: 1. Andreas Novy – University of Economics Vienna on the illusion of unlimited globalization. 2. Tessa Khan – Climate Litigation Network – On how sustainable development depends on gender justice. 3. Ulrike Gelbmann – University of Graz, and Beatriz Rodríguez Labajos – University of Barcelona. During the entire day fora and workshops on Europe – good life for all; South-East Asia – grassroots movements versus green-authoritarian development states; South-America – Buen vivir versus neo-extractivism; Africa – Are women able to benefit from economic growth in Africa? – Extractivism versus Care-Economy; globally – SDGs versus environmental justice. Workshops on false and true energy revolution policies, social-ecological transformation education, human rights education, fairness and justice in natural resource policies, case-based mutual learning sessions, basics in development cooperation and its practice, policies that lead to food security and food sovereignty, 17 goals for better schools, eco-social ideas and the Global Marshall Plan, transformation processes for NGOs, climate justice, environmental protection and social justice in global supply chains.

Sunday, 19 November 2017 – 09.00 am 01.00 pm: The role of science and research for a productive socio-ecological transformation. 1. interACT – interactive theater with the conference participants. 2. Commemorative lecture – Research for Transformations – Eva Klawatsch-Treitl. 3. Keynote One: Ulli Vilsmaier – Leuphania University Lüneburg/Germany. 4. Keynote Two: Donna Andrews – Rita Edward College/South Africa. Final fishbowl: Critical-constructive dialogue on different development models – Are SDGs or concepts like De-Growth, Environmental Justice, Post-Growth and Good Life for All able to bring about the necessary social-ecological transformations?




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