The Climate Justice Charter Response to the Worsening Climate Crisis and South Africa’s Carbon Democracy

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Webinar: The Climate Justice Charter Response to the Worsening Climate Crisis and South Africa’s Carbon Democracy
Series: Climate Justice
Facilitators: Andries Motau & Danford Chibvongodze
Speaker: Vishwas Satgar
Date & Time: Wednesday 3 March 2021, 16:00-17:00 SA Time
Platform: Zoom

Topic: This webinar will provide a background to the Climate Justice charter process and its approach to climate justice. It will unpack the conception of deep just transition, systemic alternatives, a people driven Climate Justice State and a Climate Justice Deal for South Africa. Moreover, the importance of building a powerful people led Climate Justice Movement will be discussed, not as a lobby group or force for symbolic disruption, but rather as a movement constituting new forms of power for transformative change from below. This will be anchored in an overview of the current climate science which suggests Southern Africa is heating at twice the global average. The implications this has for South Africa’s climate future will be examined.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Vishwas Satgar is Associate Professor of International Relations and principal investigator for Emancipatory Futures Studies at WITS. He edits the Democratic Marxism series and has been an activist for four decades. In recent years he co-founded the South African Food Sovereignty Campaign and the Climate Justice Charter process. He has edited the Climate Crisis – South African and Global Democratic Eco-socialists Alternatives which is freely available: https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29462

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