Radical Ecological Democracy

This event took place on 16 May 2023. See past webinars at IAMCR's Webinars Channel on Vimeo >>

Eco-swaraj / Radical Ecological Democracy - Towards Sustainability, Justice and Equity

Date & time: 16 May, 2023 @09h00 UTC / 10h00 London / 11h00 Paris / 12h00 Nairobi / 14h30 Kolkata / 17h00 Beijing.

Pre-registration is required by 14 May. 

This webinar centres on the Indian environmentalist Ashish Kothari’s work on radical alternatives to today's unsustainable, inequitable society and economy. Ashish Kothari’s presentation will cover the roots and dimensions of current crises (ecological, economic, social, political), grassroots responses to these crises, and frameworks of transformation emerging from these responses.

Ashish Kothari has written and edited over 30 books and is one of the founders of NGO Kalpavriksh. He has served as a member of the Steering Committees of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy, as well as the steering group of the Convention on Biodiversity Alliance, ICCA Consortium and Greenpeace International. 

IAMCR’s Environment, Science and Risk Communication WG’s webinar, in partnership with Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India, will provide a space for communication scholars interested in the environment/development/democracy nexus, to reflect upon critical environmental issues, particularly relevant to the Global South.  

Sponsored by: IAMCR’s Environment, Science and Risk Communication working group in partnership with Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India.

Moderator: Maitreyee Mishra, Co-Chair of the Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group.

Speaker: Ashish Kothari, Kalpavriksh / Vikalp Sangam / Global Tapestry of Alternatives

Location: The meeting will take place on Zoom. Pre-registered participants will receive personal invitations 24 hours before the webinar begins.

Who can participate: The webinar is open to all IAMCR members but space is restricted. A limited number of guests invitations may be available. Send an email with the subject "guest list for the ESR webinar" to register4iamcrwebinar@gmail.com to request to be added to the guest list.          

About the series: The IAMCR Webinar Series aims to open-up channels for engagement and participation in addition to the annual conference, while echoing the great work that is done by Sections, Working Groups and IAMCR members. The series includes presentations, debates, book and project launches. The format is flexible, the connection is what matters. Join us!