Sunday, 27 January 2019

Growth, Degrowth and Climate Justice

Sat, 23 February 2019
12:00 – 17:00 GMT
Kennington Park Community Centre
Harleyford Street
SE11 5SY

With speakers including:

*Jason Hickel*, author of The Divide: a brief guide to global inequality and its solutions
*Ann Pettifor*, prizewinning economist and author of The Production of Money

We’re rapidly racing towards the precipice. Billions of people are directly threatened by climate breakdown. But the reality is that this is completely avoidable.

The problems that hurtle us towards collapse are systemic. While the benefits of fossil fuels and growth accrue to the few, everyone else shoulders the costs. Our economy puts corporate profit ahead of ordinary people, and the planet.

So our choice is clear, system change or climate change.

The degrowth perspective is one conception of system change. Supporters say we have to detach living standards from growth to save the planet. But what would our lives look like in a post-growth world? Is something like a Green New Deal an alternative way of dealing with the climate crisis, or does it fail to get to the heart of the problem? And do people in the global south still need economic growth to achieve a dignified standard of living?

Join Global Justice Now for a day of workshops and discussion on the subject of degrowth and climate justice.

Tea and coffee will be provided. There are disabled toilets, and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

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