Climate Change, Capitalism and Colonialism - with Asad Rehman

Start: 2020-04-27 20:00:00 UTC Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00)

This is a virtual event

Capitalism and colonialism work in tandem as root causes of the climate crisis. In our struggle for climate justice and global justice we must tackle each.

Colonies were established to exploit and extract from the land of others. Aided by the destructive impulse of capitalism, the result is over-use and the climate crisis. The people of the global south were hit hardest by the curse of colonialism, and they too will be hit hardest by the climate crisis. Colonialism lies at the heart of global injustice.

But tackling the root causes of the climate crisis won’t be easy when those same causes sustain the wealth of the most powerful and influential. Big questions remain for activists like us.

We’re delighted to be hosting Executive Director of War on Want, Asad Rehman for an online talk and Q&A on 27 April at 8pm on how and where we start to tackle these issues.


Asad Rehman is currently Executive Director of War on Want, and former Head of International Climate at Friends of the Earth. He has also sat on boards of Amnesty International UK, Friends of the Earth International, and Global Justice Now.

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