The summer school will focus on the most exposed areas: the State and democracy, energy and transport, consumption and manufacture, and land use.
The multifaceted environmental and social crises are driving us to find alternative solutions to the organisation of our social, economic and institutional structures. Many transitions are already underway, but actors understand and approach them very differently. Transitions do not entail only technological changes; they also represent changes in society, behaviour, culture and the types of politics. Transitions to a low-carbon society must be fair, honest, inclusive, participatory, deliberative, solidary and transdisciplinary. They must lead us into pluralistic societies that will live with dignity and solidarity within planetary boundaries. In order to co-shape such transitions, we need spaces for reflection and deliberation to avoid reproducing "path dependencies" and creating even deeper challenges. These basic parameters leave broad space for discussion and reflection on the image of transitions.
The 2020 International Summer School of Political Ecology is intended for theoreticians, practicians and activists and anyone interested in environmental and ecological issues. We will be joined by leading international and Slovenian researchers and practitioners in the field of the sustainable transition to a low-carbon society.
More information and the application form are available at: https://www.politicalecology-ljubljana.si