Can capitalism come to terms with the environment? Can market forces and technology overcome the ‘limits to growth’ and yet preserve the biosphere? What is the nature of oil politics today? Can capitalism do without nuclear power, or make it safe? What is the significance of the impasse over the Kyoto protocol?
How far has socialist thought developed to help us understand the environmental dilemma? Has it even begun to provide answers to it? Does socialist internationalism imply accelerated growth in the South? If so, what are the possibilities for redefining standards of living for more limited consumption in the North?
How can class and environmental politics be brought together? What are the shortcomings Green parties and “green commerce”? What are viable Eco-Socialist strategies, and how can they marry democracy with the planning needed to come to terms with nature?