Greenhouse gases are not a cause, but an effect. What some are attempting to do is to control the fever without treating the infection that is producing it. So far, studies have focused on the relationship between greenhouse gasses, the rise in temperature, and its impact on the planet.

This group is seeking to promote the analysis of the underlying, structural root causes of climate change. We aim to reveal how and in what way the rise in greenhouse gases are a product of a model of life and development under the capitalist system that is premised on the supremacy of human beings over nature, and to identify sectors and concrete examples in which we may perceive that structural relationship between the dominant system and climate change.

The challenge of the working group is to produce a document that systematizes the analysis, arguments, data, and examples that help to promote discussion about the structural root causes of climate change.