The Vienna model and affordable housing in Copenhagen

Torsdag den 13. februar 2020. Kl. 19:00 –21:30, Studiestræde 24, I, 1455 Kbh. K.

Transform!Danmark og Enhedslistens Boligpolitiske Udvalg starter en debatrække om aktuelle problemer for den danske boligbevægelse, og vil specielt fokusere på internationale erfaringer og relevans for mere alsidigt boligmarked. Det første møde bliver torsdag den 13. februar 2020, kl. 19:00 og tager udgangspunkt i erfaringerne fra Wien og hvorledes det har været muligt at etablere boliger langt billigere end i Danmark.

The meeting will be in English, and presentations by:

Kristian Kristiansen, former associate professor at the Technical University of Denmark:
The Vienna model and affordable housing in Copenhagen

Vienna is the only city in the world that has not suffered from the
consequences of ever increasing prices on housing. Why is that and what can we learn from the Vienna?

The Vienna model will be outlined and discussed in relation to the demand
for affordable housing in Copenhagen and the need for a new housing policy.

Comments by Walter Baier. From Vienna, economist, political coordinator of transform!europe – a think-tank network related to European Left:
Achievements of Red Vienna in the 20ies and 30ies, and how the Social
Democrats since the 1970ies lived on this heritage without augmenting it.
The housing policy of Vienna and ideas of a democratic transition to
socialism.

Questions and discussion.

Moderator John Andersen, Professor, Plan, By og Proces, RUC.

Attendance free of charge

Canceled: How to Combat Climate Warming

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Green Capitalism or system change?
International Transform conference in Copenhagen, Saturday, 14 March 2020

The conference has been cancelled due to the venue closing down caused by the corona virus

Venue:  HK København, Svend Aukens Plads 11, 2300 Copenhagen S

The climate crisis calls for action. How to achieve concrete and more ambitious goals in climate and environmental policies? Are the measures and goals adopted by governments and institutions much more than a greening of Capitalism ? And how much can be achieved by green Capitalism/green growth seen om the background of the real challenges of climate warming ? Some 30 years ago everybody talked about the environmental issue, but in the end, it was absorbed by neoliberal policy. Is this happening again?

9:30 Registration and coffee/tea etc.
10:00 Welcome
10:15 – 10:55 Combating for the preservation of the Amazonas. On the extreme deregulation of environmental and climate regulations and their effects.
Theo Mares, Brazil. Public Attorney, Master in Social-Environmental Law and Professor at Industry College, Paraná.

10:55 – 11:35 The perspectives for climate change and how to reduce it. Green growth. Green New Deal or New Green Deal. Will these policies pave the way for the necessary economic and ecological transformation of our societies to oppose climate warming ?
Tom Kucharz, Ecologistas en Acción, Spain (former Policy advisor, Podemos, the European Parliament)

11:35 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 12:30  Questions and debate
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 16:00 Parallel seminars on
1) Green Capitalism or system change– a critical scrutiny of Danish and EU climate policy contributions
2) The need for systemic alternatives and how to build them?

Seminar 1: Green Capitalism or system change – a critical scrutiny of Danish and EU climate policy contributions and plans

Helmut Scholz, MEP, Die Linke, Germany
How compatible is the European Green Deal with trade agreements?

Currently the European Commission is negotiating Trade Agreements with many countries and regions. A number of agreements are already concluded. 

The success of these Agreements is usually measured by calculating growth rates of the gross national product in Europe, and the increase of exports and profits of large companies. This growth occurs at the expense of 800 million people who are left behind starving, and also at the expense of climate and environment. Instead of furthering the greed for profit, the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has to replace the original logic of free trade and has to be the new benchmark for success of policies.

Mai Villadsen, MP, Enhedslisten/Red-Green Alliance, Denmark
An evaluation of the climate policies and climate law of the new Danish minority Social Democratic government as part of its “understanding” with the supporting parties. Is it possible – is it sufficient – to reach a 70% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030?

Pablo Livigni, Espaces Marx member, transform network, France
A Generation for Climate: thoughts on climate mobilisations
Presenting a study of the socio-economic profile of the participants of climate strikes in France. The presentation seeks to discuss the different means of mobilisations and modalities of actions in order to offer a deeper political understanding of such a movement.

Seminar 2: The need for systemic alternatives and how to build them?

Lotta Hedström, Miljöpartiet/Green Party,Sweden:
Women and the climate crisis. Developing eco-feminism as a road to system change

Jean-Claude Simon, transform!europe, La France Insoumise, France:
Eco-socialism and Energy transition? The ecological crisis on the background of the systemic obstacles of Capitalism. Energy transition as a societal change project.

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 – 17:00 Workshop/group discussion
17:00 – 18:00 Panel conclusion and short round-up

Organizers:  Transform!Danmark – in cooperation with transform!europe, Enhedslisten/the Red-Green Alliance, Global Action, Solidaritet, NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark, and others.

Registration: email to kontakt@transformdanmark.dk – registration fee: 100 DKK paid to  bank account 5301-0000268457 with mark “k20” – registration open now