In the debate "Environmentalism vs. market eco-socialism", Ricardo Coelho made a presentation here published, released a text published under the title "What is eco-socialism?".
1. Recognition of the limits to growth and rupture with the productivist logic that associates the increase in welfare to increased production. Putting the prefix "eco" in the word socialism means to reconcile intra-generational equality with equal inter-generational.
2. The redesign of the production system in order to make it dependent solely on the use of renewable resources. Articulating with the previous principle, sustainability requires the use of renewable resources at a pace that ensures its renewal.
3. The social use of nature, with the emphasis on community management of common resources.
Building eco-socialism means going far beyond a mere "rebranding" of socialism. Do not just defend small changes in the productive system that barely scratched the surface of biocrise we are experiencing. Suffice to point the finger at capitalism, as the overcoming of human exploration would lead automatically to overcome the exploitation of nature by humanity. What it is is to understand the ecological crisis as an extreme manifestation of unequal access to resources and the inability of planning for sustainability that characterize the system of capitalist production.
From Copenhagen to Cochabamba, a network for environmental justice movement takes root, confronts the big polluters and build a new world order. The eco-socialism is the only political current that can give a convincing answer to their demands. Let us live up to the task.