The climate crisis masks extreme inequalities. The wealthiest 10% emit as much CO2 as the poorest 90% of the population. The European Commission’s Green Deal is intended to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent. The Green Deal will only really bring winds of change, rather than a smokescreen, if it is also a social one.

We begin the evening with a keynote speech by economist and anthropologist Dr. Jason Hickel, who tells us why we need a Green Deal without green growth. We will then discuss the EU’s responsibilities towards the victims of climate inequality. 

A panel with Saskia Bricmont (European Parliament), Adélaïde Charlier (Youth4Climate), Marc-Olivier Herman (Oxfam International) and Laurence Tubiana (CEO European Climate Foundation). Moderated by Barbara Debusschere (De Morgen). The conversation will be complemented by video messages from climate activists Vanessa Nakate (Uganda) and Marinel Sumook Ubaldo (Philippines).


For the final Q&A Vanessa Nakate, Marinel Sumook Ubaldo and Jason Hickel virtually join the table.

As part of this debate, you can watch the film Welcome to Sodom for free, available throughout the entire day.

Did you know?

  • An exceptional evening on the carbon footprint

    On 18 February, starting at 7 pm, BOZAR is organising an online round table on the European responsibility for carbon dioxide emissions. An evening to be experienced live or to watch again on YouTube.

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