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Rethinking Ecocide

Date: 21 June 2022

Queen Mary’s Centre for Climate Crime and Climate Justice and the IHSS Climate Emergency Group co-hosted an event that explores the prospects for a new legal concept of ecocide. Following up on an earlier panel event on the ‘Politics of Ecocide’ held on the 7 June, this panel discussed the question: will the law of ecocide can create a new ontology, or will it simply reinforce the colonial binaries and abyssal thinking that have brought us to this point?

  • Chair: David Whyte, Queen Mary
  • Hannah Meszaros Martin, Goldsmiths University of London
  • Marília de Nardin Budó, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Tameka Samuels-Jones, York University, Canada
  • Alexis Alvarez-Nakagawa, Queen Mary
  • Jose Atiles, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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