Rooted in neo-liberal capitalism, the current economic system is set to continue rapidly extracting resources from the Earth and drive climate chaos and further exploitation of people and the planet.
To truly address the climate crisis, we must address our global economic system. As we continue to see disaster capitalism play out in real-time, it is imperative to transform the system and call for a regenerative, rights-based economy that prioritizes communities and nature. This includes efforts to expose and dismantle the roots of the extractivist economy that are inextricably intertwined with patriarchal and colonial systems that exploit women, Indigenous Peoples, BIPOC communities, and the Earth. We are calling for a Just Transition.
During this event, global women leaders will spotlight alternative economic models, solutions, and frameworks that are predicated on community-led solutions, feminist economics, Indigenous knowledge, and ancient concepts of reciprocity with the Earth and all living beings. Topics include land rematriation and Land Back, care economy, post-growth, Buen Vivir, and much more. There are alternative economies to learn from and an emergence of socially just, place-based, caring economic and ecologically enhancing models that are structuring a path forward for people and planet.
Confirmed speakers to date include: Monique Verdin (Houma Nation), WECAN Food Sovereignty Program Coordinator in the Gulf South, Turtle Island, USA; Ruth Nyambura, African Ecofeminist Collective, Kenya; Nati Greene, Global Coordinator and Co-founder of the Global Alliance for Rights of Nature, Ecuador; Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Climate Policy Program Director, Roosevelt Institute, Turtle Island/USA; Sandrine Dixson-Declève Co-President of The Club of Rome and co-lead Earth4All, Belgium; Moderation and comments by Osprey Orielle Lake, Executive Director, WECAN.