Seventh South South Forum on Sustainability

Climate Change, Global Crises, and Community Regeneration

With the profound global crises bringing ecological and socio-economic catastrophes, thrusting increasing numbers of the world population over the edge, regional and global processes of addressing issues ranging from access to clean water and land, to macro changes in international institutions, are challenged with offering coordinated responses and viable alternatives.

Given the graveness and inter-connectedness of the crises threatening to destroy humanity and the earth, there is an urgency for intensive and extensive convergences and cross-fertilizations of theories and practices for fostering dynamic collaboration between and among thinkers and actors, and between and among the South. A sustained effort is required in rendering viable and effective intellectual commons through review of our historical experiences and production of new imaginations, new languages, and new responses.


#Sustainability #ClimateChange #CommunityRegeneration

8th-17th July 2020

Venue AM 308, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

Language Englishand Putonghua (Spanish in some sessions) *simultaneous interpretation

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Gustavo Esteva is a Mexican activist, a "deprofessionalized intellectual" and founder of the Universidad de la Tierra in the Mexican city of Oaxaca. He is one of the best known advocates of post-development. In 1995-96, he was the consultant for the negotiations between the Chiapas Zapata Movement and the government.

Palagummi Sainath is an Indian journalist who focuses on social and economic inequality, rural affairs, poverty and the aftermath of globalization in India. He is the founder editor of the People's Archive of Rural India and a senior fellow for Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. He was the Rural Affairs Editor at The Hindu before resigning in 2014.The website India Together has been archiving some of his work in The Hindu daily for the past six years. Amartya Sen called him "one of the outstanding experts in world starvation and hunger".

Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and anti- globalization author. Shiva, currently based in Delhi, has authored more than twenty books. As a female scholar in Asia, Shiva has made great contributions to the earth and to humankind.

Gunter Pauli has been an entrepreneur for the common good since creating a first company in 1981, a member of the Club of Rome, trained as an economist, and a writer of children stories (285 written, 216 published in 2018). He only undertakes projects that transform society. Walter Mignolo is William H. Wannamaker Professor of Literature at Duke University and has joint appointments in Cultural Anthropology and Romance Studies.

Michael Hudson is President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and author of ...And Forgive Them Their Debts (2018), J is for Junk Economics (2017), Killing the Host (2015), The Bubble and Beyond (2012), America’s Protectionist Takeoff, 1818-1914 (2010), Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire (1968 and 2003), and Trade, Development and Foreign Debt (1992 and 2009), amongst many others. He acts as an economic advisor to governments worldwide including Iceland, Latvia, and China on finance and tax law.