The curves are still pointing in the wrong directions: more capital invested in fossil fuels; increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere; escalating climate catastrophes around the world; a surging climate change denialist far right. How do we defuse this pipeline? How do we combat the disaster of business-as-usual? This talk will discuss various obstacles and potentials for a militant, popular struggle for climate justice in the present conjuncture. This session has been organised in cooperation with the 2.Dh5 Festival.
Andreas Malm teaches Human Ecology at Lund University, Sweden. He is the author, with Shora Esmailian, of Iran on the Brink: Rising Workers and Threats of War and of Fossil Capital, which won the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize, and most recently The Progress of This Storm.
The central theme of this panel discussion is art. What role does it play in the public debate and how can it bring activism further? Who are the role models, and what are their strategies? From flashmob performances against the sponsorship of the fossile industry, communal projects to address racism and injustice, to utopian and dystopian science fiction, conversation will present and discuss various forms of art and activism.
Teresa Borasino (b. 1978, Lima; lives and works in Amsterdam) is a visual artist and activist. Her work addresses the climate crisis through various mediums – performance, installation, graphic design, and direct action. She co-founded Fossil Free Culture NL.
Patricia Kaersenhout (1966) is a Dutch visual artist and cultural activist. The red thread through her work is research into the African Diaspora, which she relates to the history of slavery, racism, feminism and sexuality.
Sumugan Sivanesan (Berlin/Sydney) is an anti-disciplinary artist and writer. Often working collaboratively his interests span histories of anticolonialism, fugitive migration, activist media, non-human rights and extinctions.
Moderated by Harriet Bergman.
“Gas is a transition fuel,” we are told. Millions are invested in a LNG-terminal in Rotterdam, and billions in the exploitation of new gas fields in countries like Mozambique. Is this a proper investment of money, time and energy, or a mere distraction from the fact that we should be phasing out gas? We ask investigative journalist Jilles Mast (PAJ) to answer these and more questions about gas as a transition fuel.
Jilles Mast is a investigative journalist with PAJ and has done research into the introduction of LNG in the transport and extraction of gas in Mozambique.
Hoe kunnen we met de strijd voor een rechtvaardige en democratische energietransitie, de macht van energie multinationals tegengaan en investeringsverdragen, zoals de Energy Charter Treaty, om zeep helpen? In deze sessie bespreken we aan de hand van voorbeelden hoe het verzet tegen extractivisme, privatiseringen en energie armoede hand in hand gaat met een solidaire, breed-gedragen strijd voor radicale gelijkwaardigheid, eerlijke groene banen en klimaatrechtvaardigheid.
- Ike Teuling is klimaatactivist, journalist, campaigner, Rotterdammer, Shellwatcher, en werkzaam bij MilieuDefensie
- Lavinia Steinfort is specialist op publieke alternatieven bij Transnational Institute
- Niels (Transnational Institute)
- Jelle de Graaf is Duoraadslid Democratie, Digitale Stad, Duurzaamheid en Voedsel in Amsterdam
How do we go from shifting our energy sources and industries to shifting power structures? This panel will explore how different struggles against fossil fuels are connected to historic structures of power and politics. We will learn about the gas struggle in Groningen, Tar Sands in the UK, the indigenous Mapuche’s fights in Chile, and power dynamics in climate justice organizing. By connecting these struggles and placing them in a historical and global context, we will explore what must be done to radically transform the conditions threatening our planet and lives.
- Suzanne Dhaliwal is an advocate provocateur, interdisciplinary artist, lecturer and environmental justice and anti-oppression trainer.
- Sandra Beckerman is a politician for the Socialist party and an long-time, outspoken voice against the gas industry.
- Stephanie Collingwoode Williams is a social worker, anthropology student, poet and activist.
- Spokesperson from Mapuche Foundation FOLIL, an indigenous-led human rights organization.
The panel will be moderated by Chihiro Geuzebroek, the director of the climate justice film Radical Friends, an activist, campaign manager, and public speaker.
Presentation and discussion on the connections between climate change, energy security,(armed) conflict and forced migration. And a look at the way the military and security industry profits from all aspects of this.
Panel with representatives from the Transnational Institute (TNI), Stop Wapenhandel, Stop the War on Migrants and the Darfur Union.
This workshop will argue that it is critical that peace, environmental, migration and international justice activists join forces to tackle the problems at the crossroads of their work. This session has been organised in cooperation with Transnational Institute (TNI), Stop Wapenhandel & 2.Dh5 Festival.