Blog - November 4, 2020

Power to the people? The role of citizen collectives in fighting climate change: A #DTdialogue with Johan Schot and Tine de Moor

In pre-modern times commons or citizen collectives were an important mode of governance, in which groups of people collectively managed and used a collective resource, such as land, watercourses or fisheries. Commons functioned according to three underlying principles namely, solidarity, reciprocity and sufficiency. This implied that members of the commons could take as much as…
Blog - October 22, 2020

Redirecting Public Finance in the Global South to Support Deep Transitions (Fancy Footwork and Windows of Opportunity)

Transitions in the Global South share many aspects with similar processes in developed countries.  However, there are a number of important asymmetries which disproportionally affect the Global South, and will alter the timescales and the nature of sustainability transitions in these countries. One aspect, which has received a great deal of attention in the literature,…
Blog - July 27, 2020

Deep Transitions, Green Transitions, Just Transitions: A #DTdialogue with Johan Schot and Mark Swilling

In this #DTdialogue Johan Schot and Mark Swilling reflect on Professor Swillings well-received book called “The Age of Sustainability: Just Transitions in a Complex World” and relate the findings of the book to the Deep Transitions Framework.  Professor Swilling’s book, which Johan Schot describes as ‘an eyeopener’, is highly relevant to Deep Transitions research as…
Blog - July 14, 2020

Imagining a good life in a green and fair society: You must visualise the future in order to shape it!

The Deep Transitions project has emphasised how much the shaping of technology since the industrial revolution has been crucial in bringing us to the current environmentally threatening situation. Mass production, in particular, has brought the use of earth’s material resources and the emission of CO2 to dangerous levels. Excess possessions and waste in mass consumption…