2020 saw the cracks in capitalism and neoliberal governance expand. Responses to the disasters of the COVID-19 pandemic and of climate emergency spoke to the state's commitment to differentiated violence. A hope for a livable future and just systems of care lies in our ability to mobilize and organize.
Closing the tap on aggregate economic growth opens positive new possibilities. It renders possible a more equitable world and a form of convivial conservation that celebrates and enables living together.
In these videos Bram Büscher looks at the radical revolution needed within conservation, proposing a post-capitalist approach that incorporates decolonisation, and goes beyond individual responsibility.
The question for conservation is no longer whether we want or need radical change. It is already happening. The question is how we understand the pressures and help direct imminent radical change towards something positive. This is the crossroads facing the conservation community today.