Conclusions

Smith, Adrian, Fressoli, Mariano, Abrol, Dinesh, Arond, Elisa and Ely, Adrian (2017) Conclusions. In: Grassroots Innovation Movements. Routledge, pp. 191-198. ISBN 9781138901223

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Abstract

We opened this book with the POC21 eco-hackers at their innovation camp on the outskirts of Paris in August 2015. POC21 was a practical counter-initiative to the high-level climate talks at COP21 (21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change). As COP21 finally reached an agreement affirming social constraint in anthropogenic climate change, this deal will have profound implications for social, economic and technological transformations. In this context, the ingenuity and empowerment of civil society activities such as POC21 become even more relevant (Stirling, 2015); especially since government and business commitments to emissions reductions, while welcome and significant, appear insufficient in themselves. POC21 activists recognize this and speak of building a movement for open source, low-carbon, zero-waste living.

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Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
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URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/105663

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