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Peer to Peer and the Commons: a path towards transition : Céline Piques, Xavier Risos : Free Download & Streaming. Peer to Peer and the Commons: A matter, energy and thermodynamic perspective - Commons Transition. Commons Transition presents this report in two volumes by Céline Piques and Xavier Rizos, with the support of P2P Foundation founder Michel Bauwens. The Commons movement is facing a challenge: to articulate the optimum rate at which a resource can be harvested or used without damaging its ability to replenish itself. The next economy will have to balance the needs of Earth’s expanding population with the shrinking level of resources which are available to everyone. This dynamic equilibrium is called carrying capacity. It is a middle path between the ‘entropic’ faster, geometric growth rates of human population, individual consumption and economic production, and the ‘negentropic’ slower, arithmetic replenishment rates of water, food and fossil fuels.

This means that the carrying capacity rate for renewable resources will have to follow a carefully guided policy of maintenance and sustenance to ensure that resources are replenished sustainably in meeting the needs of people. Download here. Life, hierarchy, and the thermodynamic machinery of planet Earth - ScienceDirect. <div pearltreesdevid="PTD135" role="alert" class="alert-message-container"><div pearltreesdevid="PTD136" aria-hidden="true" class="alert-message-body"><span pearltreesdevid="PTD137" style="display: inline-block;" class="Icon IconAlert"><svg pearltreesDevId="PTD138" style="width: 100%; height: 100%;" width="24" height="24" focusable="false" tabindex="-1" fill="currentColor"><path pearltreesDevId="PTD139" fill="#f80" d="M11.84 4.63c-.77.05-1.42.6-1.74 1.27-1.95 3.38-3.9 6.75-5.85 10.13-.48.83-.24 1.99.53 2.56.7.6 1.66.36 2.5.41 3.63 0 7.27.01 10.9-.01 1.13-.07 2.04-1.28 1.76-2.39-.1-.58-.56-1.02-.81-1.55-1.85-3.21-3.69-6.43-5.55-9.64-.42-.52-1.06-.83-1.74-.79z"></path><path pearltreesDevId="PTD140" d="M11 8h2v5h-2zM11 14h2v2h-2z"></path></svg></span><!

-- react-text: 55 -->JavaScript is disabled on your browser. Please enable JavaScript to use all the features on this page. <! -- /react-text --></div></div> Abstract Research highlights Keywords Gaia hypothesis Thermodynamics Evolution Earth system. Peer to Peer and the Commons: A matter, energy and thermodynamic perspective - Commons Transition. Tektology - Wikipedia. Alexander Bogdanov, founder of Tektology Overview[edit] His work Tektology: Universal Organization Science, published in Russia between 1912 and 1917, anticipated many of the ideas that were popularized later by Norbert Wiener in Cybernetics and Ludwig von Bertalanffy in the General Systems Theory.

There are suggestions that both Wiener and von Bertalanffy might have read the German edition of Tektology which was published in 1928.[5] In Sources and Precursors of Bogdanov's Tectology, James White (1998) acknowledged the intellectual debt of Bogdanov's work on tectology to the ideas of Ludwig Noiré. His work drew on the ideas of Noiré who in the 1870s also attempted to construct a monistic system using the principle of conservation of energy as one of its structural elements. Tectology: Topics[edit] In Tectology, Bogdanov made the first 'modern' attempt to formulate the most general laws of organization.

Works[edit] Alexander Bogdanov wrote several works about Tectology: Further reading[edit] Bio — Seona Candy. Seona Candy is a research fellow with the Victorian Eco-innovation Lab at the University of Melbourne with a particular interest in the integration of food and other urban systems, such as waste, water and energy management, to improve the resilience of cities. Her recent research work used scenario modelling to link land and resource use with food consumption at a national level on the ARC Linkage project, Australian Food Supply Scenarios, and at a city level with the Foodprint Melbourne Project. Both of these projects looked at all aspects of the food system, from production to distribution and consumption including food waste. She was a co-investigator on the Foodprint Melbourne project.

She is currently working on two projects funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living. Visions and Pathways 2040 is concerned with developing visions, scenarios and pathways for transitioning to low-carbon in Australian cities. Publications — Seona Candy. Melbourne's Food Future - planning a resilient city foodbowl, Rachel Carey, Kirsten Larsen, Jennifer Sheridan, Seona Candy, VEIL, released November 2016. Read now Melbourne's Foodprint - what does it take to feed a city, Rachel Carey, Jennifer Sheridan, Seona Candy, VEIL, released June 2016. Read now Participatory Design Handbook, Kate Ferguson, Seona Candy, CoDesign Studio, released 2013. Download handbook The Conversation"Make a fresh start with your fridge in 2017: apps to reduce food waste and save money"Read now "Melbourne wastes 200kg of food per person a year: it’s time to get serious"Read now "Much ado about stuffing:over-eating and wasting food at Christmas"Read now "It takes a lot of water to feed us, but recycled water could help"Read now Renew Magazine"Food vs fuel: ethics and sustainability", December 2014.Read now Read now Read now Read now Read now Read now Read now.

AURIN-Australian Stocks and Flows (ASFF) Data Integration | AURIN. Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network. AURIN-Australian Stocks and Flows (ASFF) Data Integration This project will establish two-way data exchange between AURIN and the Australian Stocks and Flows Framework (ASFF), a tool for comprehensive and detailed sustainability analysis. Current ASFF datasets will be integrated into AURIN. The project will also increase ASFF longevity by automating some of the calibration work required to incorporate new datasets.

Data currently in the AURIN Portal will provide a valuable input to the framework, introducing new data and increased detail to the model. Project overview Schematic of the ASFF The Australian Stocks and Flows Framework (ASFF) is a simulation tool and scenario modelling platform for integrated analysis of the physical economy of Australia. ASFF acts as a calculator for the physical processes that underlie economic activity – like an accounting system that keeps track of land, water, energy, employment and materials required for economic activity to actually occur. Resources. AURIN-Australian Stocks and Flows (ASFF) Data Integration | AURIN. Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network. DR Seona Candy - The University of Melbourne. Seona is currently working as a research fellow on two projects funded by the CRC for Low Carbon Living.

The Visions and Pathways 2040 project is collaborative, multi-stakeholder project aiming to develop visions, scenarios and pathways for transitioning to low-carbon in Australian cities. The Future Cities Nodes project aims to work collaboratively with a diverse group of local councils to identify opportunities across Melbourne where critical infrastructure services like energy, food, water and waste can be delivered in a way that is more distributed and integrated, and the impacts on carbon emissions and urban resilience.

She is also working on the Foodprint Melbourne project, investigating what it takes to feed Melbourne, in terms of land, energy and water, as well as the food waste and greenhouse gas emissions generated. A Commons Transition Plan for the City of Ghent - Commons Transition. By Michel Bauwens (P2P Foundation, research) and Yurek Onzia (project coordination) The context and structure of the report This study was commissioned and financed by the City of Ghent, a city in northern Flanders with nearly 300,000 inhabitants, with the support of its mayor Daniel Termont, the head of the mayor’s staff, the head of the strategy department, and the political coalition of the city which consists of the Flemish Socialist Party SPA, the Flemish Greens (Groen) and the Flemish Liberal Party (Open VLD).

The request was to document the emergence and growth of the commons in the city, to offer some explanations of why this was occurring, and to determine what kind of public policies should support commons-based initiatives, based on consultation with the active citizens in Ghent. The authors of the report are Michel Bauwens as investigator and Yurek Onzia as coordinator of the effort. The consultation, which took place during the spring of 2017, took the form of: We also propose. The Internet of Ownership – Tools for the platform cooperative ecosystem. Christianisme contre capitalisme de Falk Van Gaver - Les Editions du cerf. 176 pages - sept. 2017 « Aime ton prochain comme toi-même », nous dit l’Évangile. Cette maxime, notre monde l’a oubliée. Soumiseà la finance, à la puissance du capitalisme et à l’oligarchie des traders, l’économie n’obéit plus qu’à une logique de rentabilité.

Et nous n’obéissons plus qu’à l’économie.Falk Van Gaver s’insurge contre un marché devenu fou et rappelle le premier devoir des chrétiens : protéger les pauvres. Un livre salutaire, qui sonne le branle-bas pour une humanité retrouvée. « Vous ne pouvez servir Dieu etl’Argent. » De quel côté êtes-vous ? Reading Marx's Capital with David Harvey. Why stranded assets matter and should not be dismissed. Whatever the outcome of the climate talks in Paris, one thing is certain: climate change will result in assets becoming “stranded”. And, despite the claims of various naysayers, investors should be prepared. Assets become stranded all the time and this is often the result of the relentless process of “creative destruction” in dynamic economic systems. New technologies replace old ones, new companies outcompete incumbents, and this constant process changes societies.

Think horses and carriages being replaced by trains and automobiles, landlines being superseded by mobile phones, or the problems faced by companies such as Kodak and Nokia. Physical climate change is already affecting asset values in a wide range of sectors and this is one reason why inflation-adjusted weather-related losses in the insurance sector have been increasing. They have grown from an average of around US$10 billion per annum in the 1980s to around US$50 billion per annum over the past decade. The carbon bubble. Using Energy to extract energy – the dynamics of depletion | Credo: Economic beliefs in a world in crisis. The “Limits to Growth Study” of 1972 was deeply controversial and criticised by many economists.

Over 40 years later, it seems remarkably prophetic and on track in its predictions. The crucial concept of Energy Return on Energy Invested is explained and the flaws in neoclassical reasoning which EROI highlights. The continued functioning of the energy system is a “hub interdependency” that has become essential to the management of the increasing complexity of our society. The energy input into the UK economy is about 50 to 70 times as great as what the labour force could generate if working full time only with the power of their muscles, fuelled up with food. It is fossil fuels, rfined to be used in vehicles and motors or converted into electricity that have created power inputs that makes possible the multiple round- about arrangements in a high complex economy. Yet, as I will show, both types of hub interdependencies could conceivably fail. So what brings about the collapse? La Démocratie au Moyen Âge. En dépit de la vague romantique qui, au XIXe siècle, va entreprendre une réhabilitation partielle et souvent mythique du récit "historique" de cette longue période (un millénaire) que les érudits de la renaissance ont reléguée au rang de "moyen-âge", l'imagerie commune en garde encore des idées complètement fausses : le moyen-âge, pour beaucoup, c'est l'époque où le petit peuple, ignorant et analphabète, est soumis au dictat implacable d'un ordre politique militaire monarchique, et d'un ordre spirituel clérical séculaire et dogmatique ; c'est l'époque des seigneurs, de l'inquisition, des sorcières et des bûchers ; c'est l'époque des guerres incessantes, des croisades sanglantes et de la peste ; en résumé, c'est une époque obscure, sombre, "gothique".

Voici ce que nous en dit Michel FRAGONARD : Que dire alors de l'idée que l'on se fait au sujet de la politique au moyen-âge ? Ce que je découvre, en parcourant l'excellent livre de Francis Dupuis-Déri « Démocratie. Que voulait Babeuf ? Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist - Kate Raworth. Energy Slaves comic about Buckminster Fuller - by Stuart McMillen. Cosmolocalization for the anthropocene.mp3. Jose Ramos on Cosmo-Localization for the Anthropocene Transition. LinkedIn. Green Capitalism: The God That Failed. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) In what scientists have called "The Great Acceleration," the engine of global capitalist economic development since 1950 has now engulfed nearly the whole world and accelerated at an ever-faster speed, overwhelming our small blue planet's finite natural resources and limited ability to withstand pollution in a last great fire sale of global upper and middle-class overconsumption.

Yet the powers that be, governments and their corporate masters, tell us that growth and consumption must grow even faster if we want to keep our jobs, but "not to worry" because their "green jobs," "carbon taxes" and the like will brake the slide to ecological collapse. This article, originally published January 9, 2014, shows why this patently phony delusion is, nonetheless, so attractive, and why "green capitalism" is a plan for the collapse of civilization and global ecological suicide. "There is No Polite Way to Say That Business is Destroying the World" 1. Inside the new economic science of capitalism’s slow-burn energy collapse. Even coal, the only fossil fuel resource whose EROI has not yet maxed out, is forecast to undergo an EROI peak sometime between 2020 and 2045.

This means that while coal might still have signficant production potential in some parts of the world, rising costs of production are making it increasingly uneconomical. Axiom: Aggregating this data together reveals that the world’s fossil fuels overall experienced their maximum cumulative EROI of approximately 44:1 in the early 1960s. Since then, the total value of energy we’re able to extract from the world’s fossil fuel resource base has undergone a protracted, continuous and irreversible decline.

Insight: At this rate of decline, by 2100, we are projected to extract the same value of EROI from fossil fuels as we were in the 1800s. Several other studies suggest that this ongoing decline in the overall value of the energy extracted from global fossil fuels has played a fundamental role in the slowdown of global economic growth in recent years. Is Decoupling GDP Growth from Environmental Impact Possible? Abstract The argument that human society can decouple economic growth—defined as growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP)—from growth in environmental impacts is appealing.

If such decoupling is possible, it means that GDP growth is a sustainable societal goal. Here we show that the decoupling concept can be interpreted using an easily understood model of economic growth and environmental impact. The simple model is compared to historical data and modelled projections to demonstrate that growth in GDP ultimately cannot be decoupled from growth in material and energy use. Citation: Ward JD, Sutton PC, Werner AD, Costanza R, Mohr SH, Simmons CT (2016) Is Decoupling GDP Growth from Environmental Impact Possible?

Editor: Daniel E. Received: July 2, 2016; Accepted: September 29, 2016; Published: October 14, 2016 Copyright: © 2016 Ward et al. Data Availability: All relevant data are within the paper and its Supporting Information files. Funding: This work was entirely unfunded. Introduction. Linking the interests of people together. The Key Idea – Resolution of Zero. Des paysans rachètent un supermarché pour vendre directement leurs produits. Colocations à Paris-20e-arrondissement | La Carte des Colocs. Comprendre les phénomènes d’effondrement de sociétés. Quel avenir pour la nôtre ? The silver lining of anti-globalism might be the creation of a true digital economy. The Real Circular Economy. L'écologie est-elle possible ? - L'Univers passe. Why you should read “Ours to Hack and to Own”: the book in 24 powerful insights.

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Les énergies renouvelables couvriront les besoins français en 2050 selon Stanford. Combien d'années de pétrole ? Et autres questions sur les stocks de ressources non-renouvelables ~ Energie et développement durable, par Thibault Laconde. Visualizing How Much Energy the Sun Shines Onto Earth: A Thought Experiment. Empreinte écologique : Comparer la demande et l'offre de ressources régénératives de la biosphère. Biosphere. P2P Foundation Project on the Thermo-Dynamic Efficiences of Commons-Based Peer Production - P2P Foundation.