A Critical Appraisal of Current Narratives of Sustainability through Quantitative Storytelling
The Summer School took place from 10-14 July 2017 at the Botanical Garden of Naples, Italy, and was co-organized by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) of the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), the non-profit organization LIPHE4, and the Department of Biology of the University of Naples Federico II.
In this summer school we illustrated the use of MuSIASEM to carry out relational analysis of the metabolic pattern of social-ecological systems across different dimensions and scales of analysis (also known as ‘MuSIASEM 2.0’). To this purpose, we critically examined selected case studies referring to popular narratives, such as circular economy, bio-economy, low-carbon economy, green growth, and 100% renewable energy cities. A large part of the material presented drew on the preliminary results from MAGIC.
The Summer School formed part of the LIPHE4 Summer Schools series held since 2004.