A summary of key aspects of ecosocialist thought, strategy and tactics.
Ecosocialist analyses of the interlinked ecological, socio-economic and political crisis we currently face identify capitalism as its root cause. Building on Marx and Engels’s concept of the ‘metabolic rift’ caused by capitalist agricultural practices, ecosocialists argue that capitalism is incapable of solving the climate change crisis – particularly not in ways that are socially just. Having explored ecosocialist thought and activism extensively while conducting research for her doctoral thesis and book, ‘Ecosocialism and climate justice: An ecological neo-Gramscian analysis’ (Routledge, in press), in this presentation Eve will summarise key aspects of ecosocialist thought, strategy and tactics.
This event is part of the UTAS Global Climate Change Week program. For more events, please visit http://globalclimatechangeweek.com/events/