Extinction Rebellion recently sparked a firestorm online by tweeting, “We are not a socialist movement.” Some say environmentalism without socialism is just gardening. But does it need to be that way?
Is socialism the only way for the climate movement to make progress? Or will that limit its appeal? Is the climate movement making a mistake by aligning itself just with the left?
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Adrienne Buller Senior fellow at Common Wealth, where she leads the Green New Deal programme
Sam Hall Director of Conservative Environment Network
Sunny Hundal Writer, journalist and social media editor at openDemocracy
Gaya Sriskanthan Co-chair of Momentum’s National Coordinating Group, focused on the Green New Deal, renewable energy, indigenous people’s rights and cooperative economy
Chair, Adam Ramsay Main site editor, openDemocracy