[WSMDiscuss] July 8, 2020: A Dialogue Between The "Pacto Ecosocial del Sur" and The "Green New Deal"

Miriam Lang miriam.lang at uasb.edu.ec
Mon Jul 6 20:14:18 CEST 2020


Live streaming schedule :
14h (Los Angeles)
15h (Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica)
16h (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Houston)
17h (Bolivia, Venezuela, Manaus, Chile, Paraguay, New York)
18h (Argentina, São Paulo, Uruguay)

The Andean Office of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung is pleased to present a dialogue around the Pacto Ecosocial del Sur <https://twitter.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=14d01a219fe596540682667f6&id=f2f48ee2f2&e=1d6aea79df> and the Green New Deal<https://twitter.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=14d01a219fe596540682667f6&id=333c9e4178&e=1d6aea79df> with the participation of representatives from South America and the United States.

These two proposals for socio-ecological transformation—prompted by multiple and deep crises (climatic, social, economic, and cultural)—give an account of the urgency and magnitude of the task that is needed to change the course of the world. With different emphases, both agendas are committed to mobilizing efforts to achieve a profound transformation of the people's ways of relating to non-human nature in order to allow for the planet to recover while at the same time creating a more just and egalitarian society.

With this South-North dialogue we intend to understand and point out the similarities and differences between the proposals and to identify the bridges and challenges for their interrelations and implementation at the regional and global level. Likewise, we seek to stress the importance of this type of exchange to prevent any attempt to replicate neocolonial relations and instead, highlight the contributions of popular and territorial movements in pushing for transformation.


● Tatiana Roa Avendaño, Censat Agua Viva, Proponent of the Pacto Ecosocial del Sur (Colombia)

● Alberto Acosta, Economist and Professor, Proponent of the Pacto Ecosocial del Sur (Ecuador)

● Thea Riofrancos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Proponent of the Green New Deal (USA)

● Lala Peñaranda, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy - TUED (USA/Colombia)

Moderator: Belén Cevallos, RLS Andean Office.

Registration: bit.ly/pactoecosocial<https://twitter.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=14d01a219fe596540682667f6&id=ebc5212f7b&e=1d6aea79df>

The discussion will be held in Spanish with simultaneous translation to English available via Zoom.

The event will also be live streamed via our page www.facebook.com/RosaluxAndina<https://twitter.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=14d01a219fe596540682667f6&id=b949a1816a&e=1d6aea79df> (Spanish only).


Tatiana Roa Avendaño is an environmentalist, petroleum engineer and serves as general coordinator of CENSAT Agua Viva - Friends of the Earth Colombia.

Thea Riofrancos is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College, author of Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador (Duke University Press), and co-author of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal (Verso Books). She serves on the steering committee of the Democratic Socialists of America's Ecosocialist Working Group.

Alberto Acosta is an economist, Professor and partner in the struggles of social movements. He was Minister of Energy and Mines (2007) and President of the Constituent Assembly (2007-2008) of Ecuador.

Lala Peñaranda is a Colombian labor organizer with Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED). She is a member of the International Committee of DSA, Science for the People, and Colombia Humana.

[Firma---Miriam-Lang correo 2020]

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