Not so long ago, the term “green politics” had a much more radical meaning, and a vote for a Green party was a vote for climate justice.
Green parties have benefitted politically from the impact of growing movements like Fridays for Future and Extinction Rebellion. They have entered government in countries like Germany and Austria, partnering with far-right parties in the process. In Germany, they are razing villages to open the way for new coal mining, while the world is careening towards the crucial 1.5 °C mark in the average global temperature rise. And when it comes to world affairs, while previously firmly anti-war, some are now taking pro-war stances.
In addition to this, terms like “green” and “sustainable” are being coopted by politicians and corporations alike (with the EU’s recent Beyond Growth Conference providing some fresh examples).
What happened? Our team, including Yanis Varoufakis, Julijana Zita and Dusan Pajovic, investigates.
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0:00 [Introduction] Mehran Khalili
1:43 Davide Castro
10:17 Yanis Varoufakis
29:41 Questions and comments from the chat
30:30 Dusan Pajovic
35:52 Amir Kiyaei
41:56 Dusan Pajovic
42:35 Mehran Kahlili
43:07 Johannes Fehr
48:54 Julijana Zita
52:41 Defne Dalkara
59:40 Ivana Nenadovic
1:02:07 [Conclusion] Mehran Khalili
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