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15/03/18 - Appel à communications - Alternative green practices

Appel à communications dans le cadre de la session Alternative green practices de la 5e Global Conference of economic Geography (GCEG) organisée par la Community Economies Research Network (CERN) et l’Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL, Germany), Working Group Post-Growth Economies à Cologne du 24 au 28 juillet 2018.

Debates around the capacity of and limits to the current capitalist mode of production have led many to reconceptualize economic models and to rethink how development occurs in practice. One widely promoted strategy within these debates is the ‘green economy’. The idea of a green economy is not new as illustrated by the spread of eco-industrial parks, green clusters, carbon finance and clean technologies. The green economy in practice is often reduced to financial and technological fixes through the diffusion, adoption and mainstreaming of green innovations and technologies or to new green products, services, and markets that sustain the growth imperative of the capitalist system.


This session explores alternative green economies by bringing together work on actually existing alternative practices, experiments and economies that break free from the described current paradigms of greening and speak to emerging de-growth debates. We are looking for examples of new, alternative, diverse, and socially just conceptions of the economy (in a wider sense) and economic development both in the global North and South.

We are particularly interested in empirically grounded case studies including, but not restricted to :

  • the dematerialization of production (and consumption)
  • alternatives in agriculture and food production and provision
  • green services & manufacturing
  • alternative finance
  • building construction and urban infrastructures
  • energy demand and supply
  • different forms of sharing economies
  • social and solidarity economy
  • commons, cooperatives and new forms of organizations
  • hybrid organizations
  • bottom-up and grassroots alternatives
  • environmental justice-driven development (including pro-poor growth)


Date limite de soumission : 15 mars 2018

Adresse de soumission : sur le site de la conférence