From subsidies that support the fossil fuel and agri-business industries, to investor friendly trade treaties and carbon-intensive banking, our current economic system restricts movements toward climate justice. Explore the challenges of greening the economy and hear from US, Canadian, European and British activists trying to address these through their Green New Deals.
Dr David Wearing is a Teaching Fellow in International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London, expert on UK foreign relations in the Middle East, and author of “AngloArabia: Why Gulf Wealth Matters To Britain”.
Hal is Head of Communications at the Gaia Foundation and works with Gaia’s partners from the Amazon to Africa to protect land, water and life from unwanted mining projects. Hal is also the co-ordinator for Northern Europe for the Yes to Life, No to Mining Global Solidarity Network, working with allies around the world to advance the case for going beyond extractivism.
Simon is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and author of ‘Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption’
Katie is co-executive director of The Leap, an organization working to confront the intersecting crises of our time: climate change, racism and inequality. Katie was also one of the main organizers behind the Leap Manifesto. Prior to joining The Leap, she co-produced Avi Lewis' film "This Changes Everything"
Layla is a member of The Working Group on Food Sovereignty in Tunisia, which is part of a regional network of social movements and farmers organisations working on the right to food and for the end of the corporate exploitation of agriculture
Riya works at Who Profits - an independent research centre dedicated to exposing the role of the private sector in the Israeli occupation economy. Riya is also the author of "Greenwashing the Golan: The Israeli Wind Energy Industry in the Occupied Syrian Golan"
Harpreet Kaur Paul is a Policy & Campaigns Researcher and Strategist. She qualified as a solicitor (England & Wales) in 2010 and then went on to work at REDRESS (on anti-torture litigation), Amnesty International (as the Deputy Representative to the UN in New York) and People & Planet (as a Director leading student mobilising and campaigning on climate change, workers' rights and migrants' rights). Earlier this year, she wrote the report Market solutions to help climate victims fail human rights test for ActionAid.
Kate is a US-based journalist who writes on American politics and climate change and has appeared in Harper’s, the Guardian, the Nation, Rolling Stone, the New Republic, the American Prospect, Dissent, Jacobin, and the New York Times. She is a contributing writer to the Intercept, on the Editorial Board of Dissent, is the co-editor of a forthcoming anthology about democratic socialism in America and is writing a book about climate politics, tentatively titled The New Denialism (Nation Books, 2020). She previously served as the Communications Coordinator for the New Economy Coalition and co-founder of the Fossil Fuel Divestment