Economy: System Change Not Climate Change

System Change Not Climate Change


An economy and global trade regime that puts profit ahead of people and the planet is part of what is making the climate crisis worse. Speakers focus on the connections between the dominant economic system and climate change and offer alternatives.

Playlist (4 videos)

Individual videos

Dr. Peter A. Victor, Professor in Environmental Studies at York University
Peter discusses the need for low/no growth economies, and the changes required to support them.

Naomi Klein, Journalist, Author, and Social Activist
Naomi calls for system change through a re-localizing of our economies and a fundamental shift away from capitalism’s reliance on endless economic growth.

Steven Shrybman, Practices International Law as a Partner at Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP
Steven describes how international trade rules and corporate globalization undermine our prospects for dealing with the pressing social and ecological crises of climate change.

Andrea Peart, Health, Safety & Environment, Canadian Labour Congress / Congrès du travail du Canada
Andrea discusses the need to address climate change and growing inequalities by changing the system. She argues that solutions exist but the Harper government is failing to act.