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About transitions to sustainable communities – fast and slow

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Visions of a low-carbon, sustainable future occupy a broad spectrum. This spectrum runs from: a.) high-tech, highly-connected, high-speed societies that are running on abundant renewable energy, b.) through more efficient and realistic versions of current societies, to c.) ‘slow living’, with its attention to ecosystem rhythms and quality of life at the other far end of the spectrum. What about the time perspective? It's easy to argue that time is in short supply – because we are already in a period of climate crisis and it will deepen soon. Therefore, we have to act fast and effectively in order to lessen the scale and impacts of climate change and ecosystem depletion. For that reason, promises of speedy, easy-to-implement technical fixes are appealing. But is this realistically possible? What can actually be achieved in the short and long term? These are the key considerations in this presentation.

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