ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION: How, for Whom, and Whose Expenses? @Re-Imagining Education Ecoversities Festival
Liliana Buitrago, Francisca Fernández Droguet, Hibist Kassa and Silvia Federici moderated by Alessandra Pomarico
ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION? How, for Whom, and and Whose Expences
April 29, 2023
The decarbonization of the rich, which is market-based and export-oriented, depends on a new phase of environmental despoliation of the Global South, which affects the lives of millions of women, men, and children, not to mention non-human life. Women, especially from agrarian societies, are amongst the most impacted*
The current model of ecological transition is inscribed in the same exploitative, colonial, patriarchal paradigm of late capitalism, ready to sacrifice life on the planet for the gain and power of very few. How to think and act for a truly just transition that protects life in all its forms against extractive neoliberal forces at work today? What are the strategies and tactics of eco-feminists, popular, community, and territorial feminisms emerging today in those territories that are the most affected by the so-called ‘ecological’ transition?
As a base for our conversation, we will discuss some of the points highlighted in the Manifesto for an Ecosocial Energy Transition from the Peoples of the South * an important document that illustrates the dynamics at stake today and their different impacts. We highly suggest reading and circulating it!
UPD: here’s the VIDEO of the session