Jana Holz: Presentation on forest bioeconomy as an extractivist practice at the Doc­toral Stu­dents’ Annual Conference in Helsinki

Jana Holz presents preliminary results of her PhD studies at the „Doctoral Students’ Annual Conference: (De)Naturalising Extractivism: Investigating its Social Orders and Resistances” that took place online from 20th to 21st October. The conference is part of the EXALT Symposiums. In her presentation with the title „The (Non-)Conflict around Forest Bioeconomy in Finland. Locally Rooted ‘Green Extractivism’ under Revision” she discusses forest bioeconomy as an extractivist practice highlighting the conflicts and contradictions as well as possible (negative) future development.

Martin Fritz contributed to the series of lectures “climate crisis vs. sage of economy”

The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung and Fridays for Future Erfurt are organising the series of lectures “Climate Crisis vs. Sage of Economy”.

In this connection Martin Fritz was invited to held a presentation to “Social and Ecological Economy. Concepts and Varieties of Degrowth” on 17th of September 2020 in Erfurt, and to discuss the topic with Matus Volkmann (Fridays for Future Erfurt) as well as Andres Friedrichmeier (Lesekreis Erfurt).

You can see the video on youtube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS_9ASmEiP4

Dennis Eversbergs’ Article “The Renegotiation of our relations to nature”

  • The transformation to a bio-based way of production and life strongly depends on mentalities – perceptions, attitudes and expectations – of diverse social groups within society.
  • The nature relations of modern Western societies are shaped by the permanent and nearly unlimited availibility of fossil energy resources and raw materials (coal, oil, gas).
  • In future bio-based economies also mentalities will be in flux. This will bring conflicts. Socio-ecological research in mentalities can contribute to a better understanding of these conflicts.

These are the main statements of Dennis Eversberg’s article about „the renegotiation of our relations to nature“. The article gives an insight on the main ideas and questions of the research project flumen and is published at the website of the Science Year 2020/21-Bioeconomy. You can read his contribution on in German language here

The Science Year 2020/21-Bioeconomy is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The idea is to present the public latest research questions and projects on bioeconomy and to give the public the opportunity to experience potential solutions that have already emerged from research.