Mittwoch, 23. Mrz 2022, 17:00 - 18:30 iCal

ERN-Environmental Engagements: talks

Ulrich Brand "Towards a greening of capitalism? Problems of ecological modernisation, green growth perspectives and "green extractivism"



About the talk:

Societies around the global and their political and economic elites start to understand how severe the climate crisis is - and how dramatically it will further develop in the future. But the deepening of the crisis will occur unevenly, i.e. it will affect more the socially vulnerable groups and the countries of the global South which have less resources for climate adaptation measures. And the dealing with the crisis will probably take place within a corridor what can be called "ecological modernisation". But such a modernisation will not deal with the root causes of the crisis, i.e. the expansionary logics of capitalism, a political and economic world order that reduces many countries of the global South to deliver commodities to Northern countries - also for the greening of their economies. Recent research calls this "green extractivism". Is there any alternative to those dynamics?

About the speaker:

Ulrich Brand works as Professor of International Politics at the University of Vienna. His main research interests are the crisis of liberal globalisation, (global) social-ecological topics like resource politics and Green Economy, critical state and governance studies and Latin America. He is head of the Latin America Research Network at the University of Vienna. Together with Markus Wissen, he introduced the concept of the "imperial mode of living” a book on the concept was published in 2021 with Verso, London.

Language: English

When: 23.03.2022, 17:00-18:30 (45 min Talk, 45 min Q&A)

Where: Zoom []

Meeting-ID: 655 3388 7267

Kenncode: 284684

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