“Radical Realism for Climate Justice” published by Heinrich Böll Stiftung, IPE’s chapter on degrowth

“Radical Realism for Climate Justice” published by Heinrich Böll Stiftung, IPE’s chapter on degrowth

Heinrich Böll Stiftung in cooperation with civil society organizations published “Radical Realism for Climate Justice”, a publication giving radical but realistic solutions for limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial.

It will require a radical shift away from resource-intensive and wasteful production and consumption patterns and a deep transformation towards ecological sustainability and social justice. Demanding this transformation is not ‘naïve’ or ‘politically unfeasible’, it is radically realistic.

The eight chapters of the book offer eight perspectives and scenarios: “A Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production”, “Another Energy is Possible”, “Zero Waste Circular Economy: A Systemic Game-Changer to Climate Change”, “Degrowth: A Sober Vision of Limiting Warming to 1.5°C”, “System Change on a Deadline. Organizing Lessons from Canada’s Leap Manifesto”, “La Via Campesina in Action for Climate Justice”, “Re-Greening the Earth: Protecting the Climate through Ecosystem Restoration” and “Modelling 1.5°C-Compliant Mitigation Scenarios Without Carbon Dioxide Removal”.

The chapter on degrowth, written by Domazet, can be directly accessed here.