The launch text for the Environmental Justice, Ecological Debt and Sustainability workshop, part of the Workgroup for Solidarity Socio-Economy.
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Over the last few years, two fundamental concepts have renewed the debate about the transition toward sustainability, and thus allowing for greater correspondence between the social and environmental movements. Even though these concepts of environmental justice and ecological debt did not originate in academic circles, intellectuals and researchers alike have also begun to incorporate and develop these principles. The workshop proposes that the WSES of the Alliance become involved in this critical debate concerning the conceptual renovation of the ecological movement, promote specific activities and studies about the political potential and application of these two concepts, and establish cooperation agreements with the international and national organizations and networks that are focusing on these new approaches.