Event: Time to pay up (Online)

Join us on Monday 25 September to discuss the growing demands for debt cancellation, and climate reparations alongside special guests.

Debt for Climate and Extinction Rebellion protest in Washington DC. A man stands holding a megaphone and wearing a yellow placard that reads 'Debt is a tool of colonialism'. Behind him other protesters how a large banner. The word 'Event' has been added to the top left of the photo.
Activists from Debt for Climate and Extinction Rebellion shut down traffic in front of the IMF and World Bank annual meetings in Washington DC on 13 October 2022. CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES

Online event | Monday 25 September

Many countries that were once colonized now have crippling debts that impact on public services and their ability to address the impacts of climate change on their citizens.

There is a growing Global South led movement demanding debt cancellation, and for the Global North to start paying its climate debt and reparations.

This event will explore the links between global debt, climate justice and the legacies of colonialism. There will be time to hear a conversation with our speakers, ask questions and take part in a group discussion around the issues, and our new magazine Decolonize Now.

There are two time options:
9.30am BST – joined from South Africa by Sunny Morgan, co-founder of Debt for Climate. Register via Zoom.
6.00pm BST – joined from Barbados by Geneva Oliverie from the Caribbean Policy Development Centre. Register via Zoom.

We will be launching our new ‘NI meet ups’ – reader led groups where people can get together, discuss the content of the magazine and get to know each other. Join us to find out more.

Based in Scotland and prefer an in-person event? We'll be in Glasgow on Friday 15 September.

This project was funded by the European Journalism Centre through the Solutions Journalism Accelerator. This fund is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.