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The politics of sufficiency: a new approach to ecological production

The ecological production project of the Green European Foundation (ECOPRO) centralises its focus on the development of sustainable green technologies in a post-growth society. The core idea integral to the project is that the deployment of such green technologies would produce and maintain a green and just societal equilibrium; one that is needed in contrast to the current model we employ of damaging capitalist growth that breeds only austerity, inequality and environmental degradation.
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Piketty’s ecological missing link

While providing valuable insights about the development of our economic system over time, Thomas Piketty’s work on capital suffers from a critical flaw: like so many economic frameworks, it ignores the limits of the finite resources of our planet – the fact that our ecological capital is rapidly running out. A new unit of measurement which takes this into account is urgently needed.
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Sharing is not always sharing

At first glance, sharing initiatives would appear to be important elements for building an economy based on solidarity and sustainability. Yet, these different models of sharing do not generate the same societal and financial return. Some of them, such as Uber, are forms of ‘sharewashing’. In fact, Uber’s business model, financed by Goldman Sachs, is at the polar opposite of sharing.
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Socioecological Reindustrialisation: Striking the balance of local and global dynamics

This short text will expose the key assumptions guiding the project "Socioecological Reindustrialisation: Striking the balance of local and global dynamics”. It invites partners and interested stakeholder to comment and deepen the exposed arguments. Multiple perspectives should contribute to mutual learning within the Green movement and beyond.
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Oikos wil een toonaangevend forum zijn voor de sociaal-ecologische tegenstroom. Oikos vertrekt vanuit de analyse dat het gangbare economische model ecologisch niet duurzaam is, en dat de emancipatie van velen in onze samenleving en de wereld nog lang niet voltooid is. Oikos behandelt alle dimensies van dit streven naar verandering: de onderliggende ethiek, de analyse van de bestaande toestand, de ontwikkeling van alternatieven en de politieke strategie.

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