In the final evening of the series we dive into a lively panel discussion featuring WUR-teachers Evelien de Olde and Robert Fletcher.
About Degrowth @WUR
Together, we unravel the current research and projects surrounding degrowth right here at Wageningen University. The panellists bring their expertise on the topic from the perspective, respectively, of governance in agri-food systems, and conservation and tourism. To conclude the session, we will co-create a Community Asset Map, where the audience is invited to actively participate in mapping degrowth-related initiatives within our community.
About Evelien de Olde
Dr. Evelien de Olde is assistant professor at the Animal Production System group of Wageningen University & Research. Her research focuses on ‘Governance towards sustainable animal production’ and covers two main themes: understanding what is sustainability in animal production in different contexts, and studying the role of governance initiatives to move towards sustainable production. De Olde is currently involved in several research projects related to the sustainability and circularity of agriculture and food systems. She can be described as ambitious and passionate researcher and teacher. As a systems thinker and generalist she has a broad overview of current developments in food systems, and is regularly asked to give talks to the general public.
About Robert Fletcher
Dr. Robert Fletcher is Associate Professor in the Sociology of Development and Change group at Wageningen University. His research interests include conservation, development, degrowth, tourism, human-wildlife coexistence, climate change, resistance and social movements and nonstate forms of governance. He is the author of Romancing the Wild: Cultural Dimensions of Ecotourism and Failing Forward: The Rise and Fall of Neoliberal Conservation, co-author of The Conservation Revolution: Radical Ideas for Saving Nature beyond the Anthropocene, and co-editor of The Ecolaboratory: Environmental Governance and Economic Development in Costa Rica and NatureTM Inc.: Environmental Conservation in the Neoliberal Age.