Ecosocialism Conference

Ecosocialism or barbarism… it's up to us

Ecosocialism Reading Group - 21 February 2024 at 7pm on Zoom.

We Will be reading the July 2023 edition of Monthly Review on Degrowth Communism. Email us for more details info@ecosocialism-conference.org

The 2023 Ecosocialism conference happened on 2 December. We have a report of it online here. Many thanks to everyone who attended.

The final statement from the organising committee is available here

For an update on what we are doing read this.

We will be organising another conference later in the year. Contact us to help make it happen info@ecosocialism-conference.org.


Ecosocialism conference is happening on 2 December in London and online

Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 6AQ // 10:30am – 5pm

Capitalism is killing the planet. Every day the news gets worse. The desperate drive for profit is tearing apart the ecosystem. Planetary boundaries have been breached as carbon and other greenhouse gases accumulate. We urgently need an eco-socialist movement.

We are hosting a conference on 2 December 2023 to discuss how to create an eco-socialist movement that is rooted in the trade unions, the communities, our schools, colleges and universities, in social movements and our workplaces. Such a movement must tackle the big issues; socialising private wealth, housing and land, ending the market economy, dismantling imperialism, fighting for the abolition of borders, militarism and policing and for a social transformation of the economy from the ground up.

The conference was initiated by Anticapitalist Resistance with this public appeal.

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Sessions at Ecosocialism Conference 2023

1. How capitalism destroys the environment

Capitalism is a system that prioritises profits over everything. Every year global leaders meet and pledge to do something but still the environmental damage continues. This session will hear why our current economic system is incompatible with life on Earth.

Speakers:

Simon Pirani author and editor of the People and Nature blog

Clara Paillard, trade union activist focussing on environmental issues

2. Should we “degrow” the economy?

Some say that we need to degrow the economy and reduce economic activity to deal with the environmental crisis whilst others believe this will negatively impact people and we need a different approach. Come and join the debate.

Speakers:

Matt Huber author of Climate Change as Class War

Elke Pirgmaier editor at Degrowth.info and contributing editor of Growth in Transition

3. Developing an ecosocialist strategy

Speakers from campaigns on the front line against global warming and environmental degradation and a chance to contribute on how we can organise an ecosocialist movement after the conference.
Speakers

Alia Amirali an activist in the Awami Workers Party Pakistan

Max Ajl author of A People’s Green New Deal

Noah Herfort co-founder of Climate Vanguard.

Graphics designed by Maxwell Williamson