The Dead End of Climate Justice
How NGO Bureaucrats and Greenwashed Corporations are Turning Nature Into Investment Capital

Simons, Tim; Tonak, Ali

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  08/01/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX11670

The notion of climate debt, highlighted as the principle avenue of struggle for the climate justice movement, poses some large problems. Contemporary demands for reparations justified by the notion of climate debt open a dangerous door to increased green capitalist investment in the Global South. Everything from energy to agriculture, from cleaning products to electronics, and especially everything within the biosphere, is being incorporated into this regime of climate markets. One can only imagine the immense possibilities for speculation and financialization in these markets as the green bubble continues to grow.

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