Capitalist growth is destroying our life support systems. Every single year the material taken from the Earth to feed the insatiable capitalist appetite for profits grows larger and larger and the waste spewing into the atmosphere, land, rivers, and sea grows bigger and bigger. The latest IPCC reports make clear that we have “a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all”.
However, climate action has to be more than “saving the environment” and ensuring a safe future. It also must ensure we’re building a different society that delivers a better life for all, in particular for all those most impacted by poverty, deprivation, and insecure conditions.
In this meeting we want to make the case for eco-socialist degrowth, which is “a planned downscaling of energy and resource use to bring the economy back into balance with the living world in a safe, just and equitable way.”
There will be a presentation from the speakers and then space for questions and contributions from the audience.
Stefania Barca – Distinguished Researcher “Beatriz Galindo”, University of Santiago de Compostela (ES); and the author of many books and articles including ‘The Labor(s) of Degrowth’, Forces of Reproduction and Towards a Political Economy of Degrowth
Paul Murphy – TD for the eco-socialist party People Before Profit and a member of the revolutionary socialist network, RISE*; and regular contributor to Rupture Magazine and Rupture Radio podcast and co-author of ‘The necessity of ecosocialist degrowth’.
*Speaking in personal capacity. RISE is currently discussing and debating degrowth.”
Thursday 5th May 2022, 19:00
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Runtime: 2 hours