Climate Justice and Capitalism

13may6:00 pm7:30 pmClimate Justice and Capitalism6:00 pm - 7:30 pm OrganiserYoung Friends of the Earth ScotlandEvent TypeWebinar & Talks

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Join the incredible Decolonising Economics to learn more about our economic system’s role in the climate crisis

About this Event

This event is part of a series of online sessions open to young people aged 16-30.

Capitalism is the economic system we currently live under. You might hear the word a lot in critiques of the climate crisis, but what exactly is it, and where did it come from??

Join Decolonising Economics for a workshop exploring the link between climate breakdown and the history of our capitalist economic system, and its roots in colonialism and empire. Although the empire happened a long time ago, it continues to shape a lot of the systems,mindsets and institutions we have today. This workshop will guide you through the development of these systems, and asks how can we create just climate futures with an understanding of the system at play?

Nonhlanhla Makuyana is an educator, creative and new economics organiser. They are a co-founder of Decolonising Economics, a grassroots collective working to build a new economy movement that is rooted in racial justice principles and decolonial struggle. Their work involves investing in communities of colour who are working to build an economic democracy, enabling shared strategising, resource distribution and providing expertise.


This interactive online workshop will run for 1.5 hours on Zoom with a short access break halfway through. All levels of experience are welcome. Please let us know about any access needs in the sign up form.

The event will have automated captions provided by Otter AI. The organisers have a fund for BSL interpretation and can organise this if given enough notice. Please email [email protected] asap if you require an interpreter.

They also have small grants available for digital access (e.g. data, webcams). Please email [email protected]

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Young Friends of the Earth Scotland is a grassroots network of young people, from across Scotland, working collectively for social and environmental justice.

**These events are run by young people, for young people. Please respect our age restrictions.**



(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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