The year is 2020. From Australia to the Campine, nature is on fire. There is rapid deforestation, constant building projects, and millions of species of plants and animals are under imminent threat of extinction. This exploitation of nature is radically undermining and destabilizing our world and thus our very existence. When a new virus creates an epidemic and then a pandemic, existing tensions come under even more pressure. As always, vulnerable groups here and in the global South pay the highest price.
How long can we continue to saw off the branch on which we sit? Or can we change course? Can we repair our relationship with nature? Which transitions in the city, in the countryside and in politics are necessary for a society that respects both humans and nature? For this sixth edition, Ecopolis is again inviting a broad range of writers, academic experts and thinkers from civil society. Reflect with them on the challenges post-corona.
The first names:
Jan Rotmans | Warda El-Kaddouri | Yousra Benfquih | Hans Van Dyck | Anuna De Wever