The “Degrowth” movement is built on the belief that the developed world should let others catch up—or else we will all surely face catastrophic environmental consequences.
Climate change is one of the major and most encompassing threats in the world today. But do you understand it as a socio-ecological issue? What are the linkages between greenhouse gas emissions and capitalism? We’ll be discussing this and more in this webinar!
DATE: 27th October
TIME: 2pm (Barcelona time)
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
Gabriela Cabaña – Center for Social-Environmental Analysis (Chile)
Gabriela is an anthropology PhD researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is now undertaking ethnographic fieldwork on energy transitions in the context of ecological breakdown in the south of Chile. Her research interests are on energy, the state, bureaucracy, economic and social policy, feminist critiques to the economy, degrowth, and Basic Income. She participates in the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), the Chilean Network of Basic Income and is part of the Centre of Socio-Environmental Analysis – CASA. Twitter: @gabi_cabana.
Pedro Glatz – Chile Congress
Pedro is an activist and parliamentary adviser on environmental regulation working currently in the Chilean Congress. He has a BSc. in History from the Catholic University of Chile and an MSc. in Human Ecology from the University of Lund, Sweden.
His interests point to political ecology, degrowth and food systems. He is the policy coordinator of “Nuestra América Verde” (Our Green America), a regional initiative that designed a proposal for a Green New Deal in Latin America and is part of the Centre of Socio-Environmental Analysis – CASA. Twitter: @pepoglatz
Achu Jervase – University of Khartoum (Sudan)
Achu is an economist, feminist and peace activist. She holds a Masters’ degree in Economics and Finance for Development from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom and currently works as a research assistant at the Peace Research Institute (PRI), University of Khartoum. She had served in various capacities, including health, aviation, banking, finance and media production.
Achu has been working in the field of peace building and transformational leadership since 2010 when she was the elected as President for the Khartoum University Southern Sudanese Students Association (KUSSA).
Globally, she sits at the position of a Program Coordinator and focal point of the Moremi Institute for Women’s Leadership in South Sudan. She is the founder of South Sudan Youth Society for Peaceful Co-existence Organization (SSYSPC), a youth-led organisation that promotes youth and women empowerment through volunteerism and capacity building. Twitter: @achucosta @ssyspc
Riccardo Mastini – Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)
Riccardo is a PhD candidate in ecological economics and political ecology at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is a policy advisor for the international campaign Green New Deal for Europe. (He is also a member of the academic collective Research & Degrowth, of the international network Wellbeing Economy Alliance, and of the editorial team of the web portal Degrowth.info.
He previously worked as a campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe and as a consultant advising international environmental organizations and governmental agencies. Twitter: @r_mastini
We look forward to seeing you there!!