Transformations in Practice
Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR)
University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
Kumi Naidoo Lecture
TRANSFORMATION AND AFFLUENZA IN AN UNJUST, UNEQUAL AND UNSUSTAINABLE WORLD
Humanity is standing on a precipice. The convergence of multiple crises including the climate and environmental crises along with a shrinking democratic space, the rise of national populism and deepening global inequality as made the future of humanity seem bleak and unpredictable. How do we address these issues and effect deep transformational change in the face of the current political, social and economic situation? How do we “unadjust” ourselves to the over consumptive lifestyles that even those in the INGO and NGO sector have fallen victim too? How do we address affluenza, a disease that is crippling humanity? Understanding the role that all of us play as part of the problem is part of the solution but is only the first step. Bold systemic change requires courage and tenacity to challenge immoral conventions and orthodoxies.
Kumi delivered his talk on the 31st of August 2017.
Many thanks to the Scottish Government Climate Change Hub for sponsoring the original live streaming of this lecture.