48. Post-Extractivist Green Transitions: An Interview with Thea Riofrancos

This week, Grace speaks to author and political scientist Thea Riofrancos about the IPCC report, the limits of green capitalism, and how the Left can chart a path to decarbonisation.

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‘It’s possible that green capitalism can reduce emissions, but a lot of what causes environmental destruction would be left in place.’

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This week Grace speaks to Thea Riofrancos, Associate Professor of Political Science at Providence College and author of Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador.

They discuss the findings of the IPCC’s new report, whether it’s possible to imagine a green transition within capitalist social relations, and how the Left can chart a path to decarbonisation that doesn’t compromise the Earth’s other natural systems and communities.

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