• Growth in Transition

    Just now – in the light of the current financial and economic crisis and intensive efforts for achieving economic growth – the question emerges which kind of growth we want for the future and which goals are targeted with it.

    The project “Growth in Transition” intends to trigger a dialogue among institutions and people about how we can shape this transformation process towards sustainability. It also aims at contributing to current EU and international processes and at informing the Austrian public about them (e.g. the EU initiative “Beyond GDP”).

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Resource Conference Vienna: “Prosperity without Growth of Natural Resource Use”

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Industrialized countries and regions achieved their high level of wealth to a large extent based on resource intensive consumption and production patterns. This development cannot be applied to other world regions without risking ecological collapse.

Paris agreement: Parliament approves EU ratification

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The European Parliament gave its approval to the final agreement reached at last year’s climate change conference in Paris – the first-ever universal and legally binding global climate deal. The EU’s ratification of the Paris agreement enabled it to enter into force, by fulfilling the second criterion of covering at least 55% of global emissions.

“WWWforEurope – Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe” completed successfully

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The goal of the EU project was to design a new strategy for Europe, to make it more dynamic, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. After four years of work by researchers from 34 research institutions, WWWforEurope has concluded its research in March 2016.

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