While the countries in the Global North must do a rapid and just transition away from fossil fuels, the countries in the Global South need to find ways of avoiding to trap themselves in fossil fuel infrastructures and instead invent and implement alternative development models. It is increasingly more evident that this is impossible to achieve within the neoliberal framework. In this panel, we will listen to the experiences of comrades from Brazil, the Philippines and South Africa about the political and ideological challenges in their respective countries.
November 24th, Saturday, 16:00
Daniel Angelim graduated from the Universidade Federal Fluminense with a Bachelors of History and a Master of Anthropology. He is now advisor in the area of Environment and Work at the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (CSA-CSI)
Brian Ashley (One Million Climate Jobs Campaign, South Africa)
Brian Ashley is an activist in several movements, he is the founder of the Alternative Information and Development Centre and forms part of its collective leadership. He is also one of the initiators of the Million Climate Jobs Campaign in South Africa. He is also the editor of the anti-capitalist magazine Amandla.
Josua Mata (SENTRO, Philippines)
Josua Mata has been a trade unionist for almost 30 years now. He is currently serving as the Secretary-General of the 100,000-strong Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Mangagawa (SENTRO). Mr. Mata concurrently sits in the Board of Trustees of the Labor Education and Research Network (LEARN), a workers’ education association established by the trade unions.
Moderator: Marie Fages (Climáximo, Portugal)