The Journal of Peasant Studies and partners announces the international online conference on
Climate Change and Agrarian Justice
Dates: 26-29 September 2022
Time: 13.00 – 15.30 CAT/ CET each day
Call for participation
Climate change is inextricably entwined with capitalism, but how the relationship between capitalism and climate change plays out in the rural world requires deeper analysis. In particular, the way agrarian struggles connect with the huge challenge of climate change is a vital focus for both thinking and action.
In a recently-published essay, ‘Climate change and agrarian struggles’, members of the JPS editorial collective lay out a preliminary agenda for future work linking climate change to critical agrarian studies. From across a spectrum of scholarly and activist engagements, and in the lead-up to COP27, the conference will speak to how we can build an anti-capitalist, trans-environmental and agrarian approach to confront climate change in rural settings.
We have secured arrangements for simultaneous translation into Spanish, French and Burmese for plenary sessions. Certain parallel sessions may also offer interpretation.
Amita Baviskar, Annie Shattuck, Ian Scoones, Jacobo Grajales, Jennifer Franco, Katie Sandwell, Marc Edelman, Nancy Peluso, Ricado Jacobs, Ruth Hall, Saturnino Borras Jr, Sergio Sauer, Shaila Seshia Galvin, Sinem Kavak, Wendy Wolford.
The conference is supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS). an internationally active, progressive non-profit organisation for political education. One of the six major political foundations in the Federal Republic of Germany, the RLS is closely linked to Die Linke, the German Left Party. Since its founding in 1990, the RLS has been engaged in the analysis of social processes and developments. Through its teams in 27 regional and country offices, the RLS works with hundreds of partner organisations, political actors and individuals in over 80 countries. One of the topics the organisation is engaged in is food sovereignty. The Food Sovereignty Programme currently supports work focused on three main topics: 1) strengthening the rights of farmworkers and their organisations; 2) UN-Nations Peasant Rights Declaration; and 3) examining and challenging corporate capture, and contributing to alternatives on various themes including seed, pesticides, and Green Revolution versus agroecology and other alternatives.