FRANKFURT TRANSNATIONAL MEETING
Saturday 11th February
10:00 – 12:00 INQUIRIES ON THE PRESENT PART I – WORKSHOPS 1-3
Governments, multinational corporations, and big finance keep discussing, meeting, and bargaining in order to save capital accumulation from climate change. The COP27 in Egypt was a big failure in addressing the climate crisis issue and the next round of the UN forum, held in the Arab Emirates, starts under the worst auspices, as petrol companies’ interests will probably lead the game. The EU’s commitment to the Net-Zero policy by 2050, apart from being still far from reality, is part of a new industrial policy that tries to govern the global disorder accelerated first by the COVID pandemic and then by the war. Under the EU Green Deal, investments in infrastructures and power plants respond more to logistic, industrial, and financial imperatives rather than to our demands for a just transition. The war in Ukraine is shaking the world order and reshaping the global supply chains, while production and social reproduction are under unprecedented stress. As nationalistic propaganda proliferates and legitimizes more use of fossil fuels and more labor exploitation, we need to ask ourselves: which common discourses and practices can we build in opposition to capital’s and governments’ “Green transition”? How do their policies affect the material conditions of workers, women, migrants, and marginalized groups in our different local contexts? How do we consolidate a transnational climate justice movement, which can demand a radical transformation of society?