I am an assistant professor in environmental geography and development studies at the Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam (UvA). I am also teaching at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, at the UvA Faculty of Science.
My research and teaching focus on forging links across disciplinary divides—mostly in the areas of political ecology, inclusive development, post-development, degrowth and systems science.
I have also been involved in establishing the Dutch degrowth plaform Ontgroei and leading an action research and social justice programme with practitioners in Bangladesh.
Please join and share our ‘Post-growth perspectives on biodiversity conservation' pre-conference event 23-24 August 2021 [Part of 8th Int’ #Degrowth conference in The Hague]. Submissions open till 23 April @ontgroei_nl @degrowth_info @R_Degrowth @chikikothari @ProfJeroenBergh
The claim that extreme poverty is falling is only valid with an extremely unjust definition of poverty.
Let’s stop worrying about the possible negative connotation of the term #degrowth and focus on spreading the message: re-labelling it probably won’t make much of a difference, research tells us. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0272494421000396
Comparison of the root system of prairie grass vs agricultural. The removal of these root systems is what lead to the dust bowl when drought arrived.
Millionaires rebel against primitive accumulation of their golf club. Good for them! 😂 https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2021/mar/19/the-rich-vs-the-very-very-rich-the-wentworth-golf-club-rebellion-podcast?CMP=share_btn_tw
Is there a cure? Another case suffering from the Lacanian 'fantasy' of decoupling: "it is theoretically possible to have limitless economic growth on a finite planet. What is needed is to turn theory into actuality by decoupling." https://tinyurl.com/w7wpyk7b @anthfletch
Professor Julien Francois Gerber from the @issnl explains the outlandish premises of the #capitalist system and how we can build a better society without the need of economic growth.
Ontgroeien voor een klimaatvriendelijke en rechtvaardige wereld 🌏#klimaatalarm2021
🌱 Benieuwd wat "degrowth" is? Hoe werken we samen naar een nieuwe economie met nieuwe waarden en doelen? Meld je aan voor ons event op 26 maart!
Oh no, I just found out that my pension fund has at least 17,4 billion euros invested in fossil energy… @sciforfuture_NL
Good news from the 8th International #Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity "Caring Communities for Radical Change".
The deadline for contributions has been extended until April, 6th!
How we’d like the 8th Int. #Degrowth Conference to kickstart a strong degrowth movement in The Netherlands: a video introduction of our thematic stream with yours truly, in Dutch with English subtitles.
Nederlandse sociale bewegingen en ‘#degrowth’
Deze thematische stroom heeft twee hoofddoelen:
1. Om relaties op te bouwen tussen initiatieven en netwerken, en
2. om momentum te genereren voor degrowth-denken in Nederland.
Another #DecouplingDelusion: the 2020 #BlueGrowth Report states “fisheries and aquaculture growth is firmly decoupled from greenhouse gas production” … sigh… https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_986