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How Degrowth can keep us under 1.5°C (Podcast with Lorenz Keysser)

How Degrowth can keep us under 1.5°C (Podcast with Lorenz Keysser)

📺 Welcome to the 66th episode of the Circular Metabolism Podcast: How Degrowth can keep us under 1.5°C with Lorenz Keysser 📺.

🏙️  On today’s episode we’ll spend some time examining IPCC scenarios and why they might have a blindspot. In fact, the IPCC special report on 1.5°C assumes that continued growth in GDP is necessary to support societal wellbeing and therefore rely on controversial amounts of carbon dioxide removal and/or unprecedented technological change to stay under the 1.5°C. What if instead of only focusing on efficiency we also explored sufficiency. By exploring post-growth scenarios where energy demand is drastically reduced and converging between the Global North and the Global South, achieving the 1.5°C target becomes much less risky and much more realistic.

🎓 To discuss these scenarios I have Lorenz Keysser, a researcher based at the Université de Lausanne. Lorenz has been exploring post-growth and degrowth policies for mitigating GHG emissions which are at the moment overlooked. As you will discover, Lorenz walks the talk and is involved in a variety of associations as well as has quite a unique story to share about a research stay he did.

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Circular Metabolism
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👋Bonjour et Bienvenu.e au Circular Metabolism Podcast. Le rendez vous bi-hebdomadaire qui interviewe des chercheurs, des décideurs politiques et des praticiens pour mieux comprendre le métabolisme de nos villes et comment réduire leur impact environnemental d’une manière systémique, juste et contextualisée. Ce podcast est produit par Aristide Athanassiadis membre et co-fondateur de Metabolism of Cities.