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Within the past years, the Green New Deal became the common language for northern progressive climate politics, offering a seeming exit path from norther and global social and ecological crises. This presentation will consider the contours of a possible global People’s Green New Deal, focusing on the multiple and interlocking elements for a global GND to become a program for North-South developmental convergence. It lays out the planks of a common ecological program which takes seriously auto-centered development and sovereignty in the South and the North, braided with reparations for ecological debt, moves towards substantive decolonization, worldwide energy use convergence, shifts towards sustainable manufacturing and low-energy convivial infrastructures, and widespread investment in and attention to sustainable farming through agroecology and food sovereignty.

This event will take place in Bush House Lecture Theatre 1.

If you are an external attendee from outside KCL, you must register for this event no later than 12 midday the day before. Please note that the events work on a first-come first-serve basis, so do come on time to ensure you get a spot.

About the speakers

Max Ajl is a postdoctoral fellow at the Rural Sociology Group at Wageningen University and an associated researcher at the Tunisian Observatory for Food Sovereignty and the Environment. His articles have been published in the Journal of Peasant Studies, Review of African Political Economy, and Globalizations. He is an associate editor at Agrarian South. His book, A People’s Green New Deal, was published in 2021 with Pluto Press.


Dr Majed Akhter was born and raised in Saudi Arabia, and has lived and worked in Pakistan (Lahore and Karachi) and the United States (Atlanta, Tucson, and Bloomington). Before becoming a geographer, he was a resource economist and an industrial engineer.

Dr James Angel is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of Geography. His research explores the contested politics of urban energy transitions. He has a background in environmental and social justice activist initiatives, which he continues to participate in.

A People's Green New Deal

Event details

Bush House Lecture Theatre 1
Bush House
Strand campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG