The R&D team undertakes research in a variety of areas. These can be summarized as follows:

>  General definitions of degrowth and description of the movement, its strategies and sources.
(Giorgios Kallis, Francois Schneider, Federico Demaria)

>  Social metabolism, ecological conflicts and ecological debt, especially mining and waste.
(Mariana Walter, Marta Conde, Federico Demaria, Giacomo D’Alisa, Beatriz Rodríguez Labajos)

>  Well-being.
(Filka Sekulova)

>  Tools for analysis, discussion and decisions, including mapping and collective processes.
(Francois Schneider)

>  Rebound effect, Jevons paradox.
(Francois Schneider)

>  Democracy.
(Giorgos Kallis, Viviana Asara, Claudio Cattaneo)

>  Capitalism and degrowth.
(Erik Gómez-Baggethun, Giorgos Kallis, Giacomo D’Alisa, Claudio Cattaneo)

>  Peak oil and other resources peak.
(Christian Kerschner)

>  Degrowth & steady state economy.
(Christian Kerschner)

>  Social economy.
(Claudio Cattaneo)

Limiting factors to growth. Involves research on:

>  Natural resource caps
(Annelies Broekmann, Beatriz Rodríguez Labajos)

>  Infrastructure, especially in the fields of transport, energy and tourism.
(Francois Schneider, Filka Sekulova)

>  Money and finance.
(Filka Sekulova)

>  Private property and commons.
(Giacomo D’Alisa)

>  Peak oil and other resources peak.
(Christian Kerschner)

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