International summer school of political ecology 2022

New concepts for just transitions

towards living well within
planetary boundaries

International summer school of political ecology 2020

New concepts for just transitions

towards living well within
planetary boundaries

Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia

27th JUNE – 1st JULY 2022

The times of multiple crises of environment and society are urging us to seek alternative solutions to our societal, economical and institutional organisation. Many transitions are already underway, yet different actors understand and approach transitions very differently. Transitions do not only mean changes in technology: they are mainly changes in society, behaviour, culture and forms of politics. As a guiding principle, we assert tentatively that transitions into low-carbon society have to be just, fair, inclusive, participative, deliberative, solidary, and transdisciplinary. These transitions need to lead us to pluralistic societies that live dignified and solidary lives within planetary boundaries. Co-creating transitions requires spaces for reflection and deliberation to avoid reproducing path-dependencies and creating even deeper challenges.

By setting these basic parameters, we leave a lot of room for discussions and contemplations of how transitions could look like. To co-create thinking about these transitions, we cordially invite you to join us from 27 June to 1 July at the 2022 International Summer School of Political Ecology in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The International Summer School of Political Ecology aims to enliven a space to share, debate and critically reflect on current research, practices, methodologies, and processes for just, inclusive and deliberative transitions to living well within planetary boundaries. The transitions are happening and will have to happen in many fields, but we have selected some that are especially visible: democracy and state, energy and transport, consumption and production, and land-use.

The 2022 International Summer School of Political Ecology invites theoreticians, practitioners, activists and all those with interest in contemporary environmental and ecological concerns. Participation in the Summer School is free! 

The event will take place in hybrid form: in person and via zoom. The number of participants that will attend the event in person is currently limited to 100. 


  • Green state theorist prof. Robyn Eckersley,
  • Urban critical political ecologist prof. Erik Swyngedouw, 
  • Professor of human geography and expert in environmental pyschology aspects of energy transitions prof. Patrick Devine-Wright, 
  • Professor of international relations and expert in political ecology of energy transitions prof. Peter Newell, 
  • Socio-ecological philosopher and degrowth researcher dr. Barbara Muraca
  • Researcher of of post-extractivism, post-development and ontological design  dr. Arturo Escobar,
  • Critical circular economy researcher dr. Kersty Hobson,
  • Researcher of food system transitions dr. Aniek Hebinck,
  • Economic historian and climate activist dr. Matthias Schmelzer,
  • Professor of urban transport politics and citizen participation prof. Crystal Legacy,
  • Economic policy adviser and Cuban agrarian relations expert dr. Gladys Hernández, 

and more.


  • Earn credits through accredited participation for PhD and Master students (10 ECTS / 5 ECTS).
  • Immerse yourself in cutting-edge transitions research with leading international and Slovene researchers and practitioners.
  • Develop critical thinking about transitions.
  • Enjoy summer school without fees.
  • Engage in interactive activities in the evenings, as well as discover Ljubljana.

Join us to co-shape new concepts for just transitions!


Accredited programme

Application for Master and Doctoral Students with possibility of obtaining ECTS credits.

Applications are closed.

Application for other participants. Application still possible only for online participation (via zoom).

Applications are closed.


Prijave za akreditiran program Mednarodne poletne šole politične ekologije 2022 smo zbirali do 15. aprila

Novi koncepti za pravične tranzicije: k dobremu življenju znotraj planetarnih omejitev 27. junij – 1.

Spoštovani, zaradi situacije, povezane s koronavirusom, smo primorani odpovedati Mednarodno poletno šolo politične ekologije 2020,

New concepts for just transitions: Toward living well within planetary boundaries

30. januarja sta pri založbi Inštituta Časopis za kritiko znanosti, v zbirki OIKOS, izšla dva

Kdaj: Četrtek, 13. 12. od 16.00 do 18.00 Kje: Filozofska fakulteta, Aškerčeva cesta 2 (študentski

Kdaj: petek, 7.12.2018 // 9.00-10.30 Kje: Pedagoška fakulteta, Kardeljeva ploščad 16 // predavalnica 212 (II.

Koncepti razvoja in blaginje onkraj gospodarske rasti: Soočenje diskurzov Kdaj : Četrtek, 29.11. ob 17.00

Predmet spremembe: Oblikovanje trajnostnih izdelkov iz lesa in papirja iz invazivnih tujerodnih rastlin: uvodno srečanje

Sporočamo vam, da se nam bo na Mednarodni poletni šoli politične ekologije pridružil Vincent Liegey,

Prijave na poletno šolo smo zbirali do 15.7., za študente, ki si želijo ECTS študentskih

Sporočamo vam, da so z današnjim dnem prijave na Mednarodno poletno šolo politične ekologije odprte.



LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE (LIFE17 IPC/SI/000007) is an integrated project, financed by the European Comission's LIFE Programme, the Slovenian Climate Fund and partners' own contributions.

The opinions expressed in this document are those of the author(s) only and should not be considered as representative of the European Union's official position.

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