Centar za istraživanje društvenih nejednakosti i održivosti Instituta za društvena istraživanja u Zagrebu vas poziva na završnu konferenciju projekta Nove paradigme u istraživanju održivosti: zelene ekonomije i dobrobit mladih na kojoj će biti predstavljeni rezultati projekta.

Konferencija će se održati 23. i 24. rujna 2016. godine u dvorani Chilloutka, Ilica 15, Zagreb.

Raspored konferencije te gosti predavači bit će objavljeni naknadno. Jezik konferencije će biti engleski.

Više o samoj temi konferencije možete pročitati u nastavku:
Nakon održane međunarodne radionice, provedenih terenskih istraživanja u poduzećima orijentiranim prema zelenoj ekonomiji te lokalnih dionika, provedeno je i terensko kvantitativno istraživanje na općoj populaciji. Osim toga, tijekom studijskih boravaka u Velikoj Britaniji, Njemačkoj i Austriji, istraživači su ostvarili nove suradnje, a sam početak suradnje bit će gostovanje vanjskih predavača na ovoj konferenciji.

Osim projektnih rezultata, raspravljat će se i o problematici održivosti i zelene ekonomije:
Despite the first attempts in the early 90-ies to conceptualize policies for a green economy, a new socio-economic concept that tackles environmental and existential problems of unprecedented scale, green economy had not become a prominent topic of political and academic debates until the most recent global crisis. Expansion of credit and its consequence in sharp rise in debt-to-GDP ratios, job losses and business failures, agricultural yield stagnation and its consequence in rising fuel and food prices, and increasing evidence of widescale environmental degradation and climate change propelled the green economy concept to the global political agenda. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) green economy should result in “improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities”. Whilst this notional goal is acceptable to all social actors tacking the aforementioned issues, interpretation of the structures engendering those problems, and perspectives on paths leading to the said goal differ. Most notably in degrowth, one of the fastest rising social movements, thinkers and activists advocate a green, caring and communal economy with the goal of securing a good life, but are sceptical of high-tech projects of ecological modernization and green growth which are often present in various definitions and perspectives on green economy.
Yet from a global and millennial perspective, to avoid a whole-scale collapse of the civilisation-supporting ecosystems within this century we need to change the social metabolism, as well as expectations, aspirations, behaviours and attitudes of the majority of the global population. The required social change could unfold through revolutionary or evolutionary social dynamic, but should hold on to widening and deepening democratization upheld by the existence and formation of specific personal and social orientations. The role of science in general, and social science in specific, is to shed a light on the future scenarios and to provide us with knowledge required to envisage and realize the social metabolic change.
Some of the questions which we would like to examine at the conference are:
– Does the current economy provide sufficient wellbeing for most?
– How much of the environment can we humans appropriate? Where are the limits?
– What does greening the economy mean for us in everyday life?
– Is economy without global growth feasible?
– Why are people engaged in different economic practices? What is their motivation?
– What values are required in changing the economy and society to avoid widescale collapse?
– Is it hard to change personal behaviour to help planetary environmental stability? And what behaviours should we change?

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Potvrdite svoj dolazak do 20. rujna 2016. godine (utorak) na e-mail: kgrbavac@idi.hr.

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