Productivism, deregulation of international trade, the unbridled pursuit of growth, optimisation of profits for shareholders: these are the neo-liberal mantras which, for over forty years, have justified the commodification of labour, social inequalities, the deterioration of the climate and the alteration of ecosystems.
Moreover, the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the close links between environmental degradation and the appearance of major health risks.
Despite these findings, which are widely shared by civil society organisations around the world, and the many warnings, most political and economic decision-makers continue to stand in the way of social justice and the achievement of a successful ecological transition.
There is no longer any tolerance for business as usual or greenwashing. If we want to build an economy that serves human beings and the planet, it is vital that we create and develop economic activities that guarantee the respect of social and environmental rights.
Our practical experiences
The role of the most excluded in the battle against agrochemicals and for organic peasant agriculture in India
In the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Emmaus Kudumbam has helped landless peasants…