Find your danger!

Save talks and create a schedule to help you organise your festival experience.

Start here:

Your Plan
Cart
Your cart is empty
Subtotal
$0
Discount
$0
Booking Fee
$0
Total
$0
You must purchase tickets to a minimum of 3 different paid sessions to complete your Festival Multipack. Learn More
You must add paid tickets to your cart to qualify for Whole Glory. Learn More

Help us stay dangerous.

FODI is only made possible thanks to the support of our donors and donations. Your support will enable us to keep FODI going.

If you have any questions about contributing, please contact us

We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation - the custodians of the country in which we meet - and acknowledge their Elders, past and present.
Stay Up To Date
Get the latest content and events from the Festival of Dangerous Ideas and The Ethics Centre

Climate Change is a Crime

Kajsa Ekis Ekman
Chaired by Matt Bevan
Sat 4 April 1:00pm Lower Town Hall
Save to planner
Sat 4 April 1:00pm Lower Town Hall
Save to planner
Crimes have been committed against our planet. Is it time to call out those responsible and hold them to account?

From dying coral reefs to wildfires and mass extinctions, we are finally counting the cost of environmental damage on a planetary scale. Is climate change in fact a euphemism for ecocide, a crime where profits have been made from this destruction and the environment is the victim? If capitalism depends on economic growth, can it ever be compatible with the survival of ecosystems? Should ecocide be recognized as a crime just as genocide is?

Capitalism isn’t good or bad in itself…The point is it doesn’t have a plan, it doesn’t have responsibility… for the climate, or the economy, or the country, or the world.
Kajsa Ekis Ekman

Kajsa Ekis Ekman

Kajsa Ekis Ekman is a Swedish journalist, writer and activist. She is the author of several works about the financial crisis, women’s rights, and capitalism critique including Being and Being Bought and Debt as a Weapon: The euro crisis seen from Athens. She writes for the culture section of the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, and is an op-ed columnist at the left-wing daily ETC. She also writes for The Guardian, TruthDig, and Feminist Current. Kajsa campaigns against surrogacy and prostitution. She has founded the network, Feminists Against Surrogacy and the climate action group, Klimax.

More