Giorgos Kallis is an environmental scientist working on ecological economics and political ecology. He is an ICREA professor at ICTA, the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In 2008 he completed a Marie Curie International Fellowship at the Energy and Resources Group of the University of California at Berkeley, where he collaborated with R. Norgaard on advancing the theory of socio-environmental co-evolution.
He has a Ph.D. in environmental policy and planning from the University of the Aegean in Greece, as well as a Master’s degree in environmental engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, both from Imperial College, London. His research forms part of the inter-disciplinary field of environmental studies—that is, the study of the social and biophysical causes of environmental degradation. He is interested in particular on the political-economic roots of environmental degradation and its uneven distribution along lines of power, income, class, or race. His current work explores the idea of sustainable de-growth: a smooth economic downscaling to a sustainable future where we can live better with less.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Living Simply, Together
A response to “How can we create a successful economy without continuous economic growth?”