Panel 9: Future Polities/Economies
A View from the Future: Climate, Capitalism, Existentialism
Brad Hornick, Simon Frasier University
Envisioning radical changes forced upon us by climatic tipping points in coming years, this talk introduces the concept of a massive ecosocialist revolution. The presenter will discuss what such a transition would entail, and what it means for both humanity and the planet (more).
Ecoswaraj or Radical Ecological Democracy: Transformative Pathways in 2050
Ashish Kothari, Kalpavriksh & ICCA Consortium
This talk explores transformative frameworks for a sustainable and equitable future, going beyond symptomatic solutions such as ‘green growth’. It explores one such framework–Radical Ecological Democracy,–and the principals that can be derived from it moving forward to the year 2050 (more).
The Power Equation and Climate Justice in 2050
Pallav Das, Kalpavriksh
This talk makes an inquiry of the evolution of power relations as capitalism progressed through its mercantile, industrial and finance incarnations, both, through colonial and post-colonial periods, and where it stands today. It then examines the path of alternative economic development situated in the egalitarian dissemination of power, being crafted by popular movements, indigenous peoples, and initiatives of systemic change, which could lead us to a new era of climate justice in 2050 (more).
The End of Private Property
Michael Gasser, System Change not Climate Change & Michelle Glowa, California Institute for Integral Studies
This talk illustrates the dangers our current system of private property hold for the planet. The presenter will examine contemporary efforts to alter how we view the ‘right’ to property, and what it would take to abolish private property altogether (more).
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