"I Don't Want to Live in a Green Version of 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 World" Global Climate Justice with Leon Sealey Huggins
There is a sane man back in the White House, a Covid-19 vaccination is beginning to be rolled out and Bill Bailey won strictly, 2020 is really turning itself around. All that is left is to enact a Green New Deal that decarbonises the global powers and everything will be fine, right? As much as decarbonisation of the likes of the US and China is important, if getting to that point requires the global south to be metaphorically thrown under the bus is it even really a New Deal at all?
This week we are joined by Dr Leon Sealey Huggins (@Leon_Ayo) Assistant professor at Warwick University. We discuss the racist underpinnings of capitalism, how international politics condemns the global south to a climate catastrophe and how do we design a Green New Deal that doesn't exploit those regions who are on the front lines of climate breakdown.
Leon's article on green capitalism
Leon's paper "The Climate Crisis is a Racist Crisis
Climate Justice activists Wretched of the Earth. A grassroots collective for Indigenous, black, brown & diaspora groups demanding climate justice + in solidarity with UK & Global South communities @wretchedotearth
COP26 Coalition . A coalition campaigning for COP26 to be built of a Climate Justice
UNICEF- for feeding our children where the state fails to do so.
Everyone working hard to keep Ancoats green.
Alan Good- campaigning for saving city center green field sites
Save New Islington Green
Trees not Cars
Save Ryebank Fields
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