Transregional Center for Democratic Studies

Presentation and Discussion on Green Colonialism: Geopolitics, Global Justice and Ecosocial Transitions

Monday, April 15, 2024, 3:00PM to 5:00PM (EDT)

Open to the Public
RSVPs are required.

Beneath the sustainability branding lurk new environmental injustices and green colonialism. The green growth and clean energy plans of the Global North require the large-scale extraction of strategic minerals from the Global South. The geopolitics of transition imply sacrificing not only territories, but truly sustainable ways of inhabiting this world. A new subordination in the global energy economy prevents societies in the South from developing sovereign strategies to foster a dignified life.

The speakers will address the specifics of this new green colonialism and the alternatives being constructed by activists and policymakers in the Global South in coordination with allies in the Global North.

Location: Wolff Conference Room, D1103 (11th floor)
The New School for Social Research
6 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003


Sabrina Fernandes is a Brazilian sociologist and political economist, focused on transition, Latin America and internationalism. She’s the Head of Research at the Alameda Institute and a former postdoctoral fellow of CALAS.
Hamza Hamouchene is a London-based Algerian researcher and activist who is the North Africa Programme Coordinator at the Transnational Institute (TNI).
Miriam Lang is an activist academic who works as Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the Universidad Andina SimĂłn BolĂ­var, Ecuador. She holds a PhD in Sociology and a Masters in Latin American Studies from the Free University of Berlin.

Presented by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies and the Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility, at The New School — in collaboration with The Global Just Transition (Institute for Policy Studies), Ecosocial and Intercultural Pact of the South, and Global Working Group Beyond Development.

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