Event: Giacomo D’Alisa on Care Income & Degrowth

Mon, 8 March 2021 16:00 – 17:30 GMT

Location: Online Event

The Care Income Campaign is an international grassroots network demanding payment for care for others and environmental stewardship

About this Event

The Care Income Campaign is an international grassroots network demanding payment and recognition of housework, care for others and environmental stewardship. Its history dates back to the early 1970s with the International Wages for Housework Campaign founded by Selma James, and includes a creative 20 year period of international campaigning and activism relating to Income Equality, Global Women and Queer strikes, anti-war campaigning and innovative academic writing on Feminism, work, sexuality and power. The Degrowth movement also demands equitable and just wages for all, while at the same time acknowledging the biophysical limits posed by ecosystems to growth economies. Care Income and Degrowth campaigners recognise that caring for people and the environment are interconnected conditions for achieving well-being, and that both express an anti-capitalist vision for the future. Giacomo will make explicit the differences that exist between the basic income and the care income proposals. He will then pose the issue of Care Income in the context of degrowth, in an effort to imagine a different more sustainable planet for all.

Giacomo D’Alisa is a political ecologist and ecological economist with interdisciplinary skills. He is a research fellow at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. In 2015 he co-edited a book titled: Degrowth: A Vocabulary For a New Era. The book has been translated into ten different languages. Together with prominent social scientists, he has been advancing the political ecology agenda of the “Barcelona school” of environmental justice and degrowth.