Status Report 2019

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Contents

Foreword/s

Aim: Clearly communicate why this report (and the work of ECOLISE and member CLIs) is important now and in the context of Europe

(1-2 pages by 1 or 2 invited people with high scientific or policy profile. Who?)

Executive Summary

(2-4 pages)

Summarise the key points and arguments, perhaps in a form that can also be circulated as a standalone document

Chapter 1: Introduction and Contextualisation

Set the context of environmental, social, economic and political crisis and the meeting of top-down (governmental and intergovernmental) with community-led responses: Anthropocene, Sustainable Development Goals, COP.

(2-3 pages)

  • Sustainability as policy driver
    • End of growth
    • Political instability and unpredictability
    • Alternative economic and social models
  • Anthropocene thinking as new context
    • Demanding new ethic of planetary stewardship
    • Capitalocene
  • Policy measures
    • Paris Agreement
    • SDGs

Chapter 2: Overview of Community-led action on sustainability and climate change in Europe

(6-7 pages)

  • Integrating community action across scales (4-5 pages)
    • Municipal actions (ICLEI, MiT)
    • Regional actions (regions involved in SCP project)
    • National support structures (governmental and bottom-up)
    • International structures

Chapter 3: Community-led Action by Country

(15 pages: 2-3 countries per page, 1-2 page overview)

Chapter 4: Success, achievements and potential of CLI

(20 pages)

Chapter 5: Creating Regenerative Communities

(12 pages - c2 pages per topic plus 2 for intro and summary)

Ethos, details and approaches of CLIs and how these challenge assumptions behind policy articulation and implementation.

Introduction needs to emphasise holistic nature of real initiatives and difference from sectorial approach that typifies policy initiatives - therefore separate sections are analytical perspectives and/or action emphases. Also emphasise interlinkages among these lenses, in practice.

Make framework visible in introduction (true for all chapters)

5.1 Transformative Social Innovation

  • Theoretical Context:
  • Action Narratives:
    • TRANSIT TSI narratives, especially GEN, Transition
    • (others on solidarity economy, community energy...)
  • Examples
    • TRANSIT case studies

5.2 Working with Nature

  • Theoretical Context
    • Resilience theory
  • Action Narratives
    • permaculture (transition, ecovillages)
  • Practical examples
    • agroecology
    • examples of social design

5.3 Commons

  • Theoretical Context: Commons theory
    • Ostrom
    • Bollier
    • di Angelis
  • Action Narratives
    • Commoning
    • P2P
  • Examples and practices
    • community housing, energy, food production etc.

5.4 Inclusive Governance

  • Theoretical Context
    • Degrowth (as democratising sustainability)
  • Action Narratives
    • Flatpack democracy
    • Sociocracy and other methods for inclusive governance
  • Examples
    • Specific community initiatives on local governance, e.g Marinaleda, Froome, Campania
    • Case studies of decision-making processes in Transition, ecovillages, etc.
    • 'Uncivil' initiatives - rurban squats, Occupy?

5.5 Soldarity Enterprise

  • Theoretical Context
    • Solidarity Economy
  • Action Narratives
    • Regenerative Enterprise
    • Solidarity economy
    • Cooperatives
  • Examples
    • Enterprises (KEEP, Reconomy)
    • community responses to austerity in Greece (Latin America?)

5.6 Regenerative Cultures

  • Theoretical Context
    • ARTS
    • New economics, bioregional economy
    • Regenerative Design/cultures
  • Action Narratives
    • MiT
    • ICLEI
  • Examples
    • ARTS case studies
    • MiT case studies

Chapter 6: Regenerating Europe

(8 pages)

References and Further Reading

Book editorial and team

Back Cover

Aim: Communicate the key message of the report, probably via an infographic.