January 17 – Military Spending, Arms Transfers and Weapons Production

In an international environment displaying significant political-strategic tensions and armed conflicts, continued increases in military expenditure and arms transfers are raising significant concerns about peace, stability, and humanitarian situations in several regions. Escalations in narratives of higher threats and the ”necessity” to prepare for conflict are prioritizing the military instrument over other means of conflict […]

January 14 – Economic Growth or Sustainable Development?

Despite the fact that economic growth is included in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, an increasing number of scientists and commentators are questioning if an exponentially growing level of consumption is compatible with ecological sustainability. In the research project “Beyond GDP growth – scenarios for sustainable planning and building” four alternative futures that are […]