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Due to the unfolding events surrounding Covid-19, we are postponing our conference ‘From Crisis to Justice: Building a Global Green Deal For Everyone’ until September. Watch this space for further details. We will be in touch with everyone who has reserved tickets.

A jam-packed day of seminars, panels and expert speakers.

The climate crisis is fanning the existing flames of economic inequality and poverty, resulting in an ever-deepening crisis of hunger, increased conflict and deepening existing racial and gender inequalities.

From the burning of the Amazon to the melting Arctic ice shelf, we are watching our planet rushing into catastrophe. But this crisis is fundamentally a story of the ceaseless exploitation of people and resources spanning the arc of history and connecting slavery and colonialism to neoliberal capitalism. The result is extreme poverty and inequality, where half of the world’s population are struggling to survive on $5 a day, and where those least responsible pay the price for a crisis they didn’t cause.

We have long known the names of those responsible for these crises – they are the banks and corporations that have amassed huge wealth by putting profit ahead of any consideration of either people or the planet. Their exploitative practices have been hardwired into an economic model that has given them unfettered power to sacrifice both people and our planet for profit.

Governments such as the UK’s can no longer claim they are acting on the climate crisis whilst trying to shift the burden to act onto poorer countries, and whilst UK companies continue to profit from injustice.

Join War on Want to hear powerful stories of frontline resistance from Nigeria and South Africa to Argentina and the Philippines, listen to inspiring eminent activists from the global South and North, and discuss how we can build a Global Green Deal for Everyone.

Join the movement – join us on 18 April.

Speakers include:

  • Naomi Klein, award-winning author, activist and War on Want Patron

  • John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor, Labour Party

  • Yanis Varoufakis, economist and Greek politician

  • Caroline Lucas MP, Green Party

  • Lidy Nacpil, Coordinator of the Asia People’s Movement for Debt and Development, Philippines

  • Nnimmo Bassey, environmental justice advocate and Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation, Nigeria

  • Trusha Reddy, Climate & Energy Justice Campaigner, and Coordinator of the International Coal Network, African Women Unite Against Destructive Resource Extraction – Womin, South Africa

  • Magid Magid, Somali-British activist and former Lord Mayor of Sheffield

Plus, many more to be announced.

For almost 70 years’ War on Want has challenged the root causes of poverty, inequality and injustice through partnerships with social movements in the global South and campaigns in the UK.

Join our movement at this critical time.

We have a limited number of free tickets available for those who might otherwise be unable to attend. For more information please email support@waronwant.org


Coronavirus update

War on Want is closely following regular guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England regarding the coronavirus/COVID-19 and will act accordingly as official advice changes. We will continue to communicate with conference attendees directly. In the event that we need to cancel or postpone the event, tickets will be transferrable to the new date or full refunds will be available.


This is an event by War on Want and The Leap, kindly hosted by SOAS Student's Union. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

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