Global movements: power, resource & resilience

Part 3 of Regenerative Activism 2021.

Movement-building is alliance-building and this is particularly true in the case of environmental activism. This session explores the multi-layered response of global environmental movements to the complex series of threats that affect all who inhabit this planet.


Gee (Guhyapati)

A hub of collaboration, the Ulex Project is run by Col·lectiu Eco-Actiu, a non-profit involved in the design and delivery of residential training since 2008. The Ulex Project is a fresh initiative building on that experience. Ulex Project believe that connectivity is a key to cognitive vitality and learning. Diversity is crucial to resilience and adaptive capacity. We live at a time where social and ecological challenges require a shift from atomised individualism to networks of solidarity. It implies a new collectivity which still honours individuality. It requires cooperation balanced with autonomy. Ulex thrives on connectivity and seeks to be a reference for value based collaboration. Ulex works with numerous individuals and organisations to design and deliver our training programme. They establish partnerships with organisations across Europe and internationally. They bring diverse groups and individuals together in learning communities. They support organisations, groups, and individuals to foster collaborations, build networks, share experience, and deepen movement resilience through meaningful connection.

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Gita Parihar

Gita was Head of Legal at Friends of the Earth until July 2016 and has spent 12 years working with and for campaigning organisations, using her skills as a solicitor to bring environmental cases and advise at international negotiations on issues like climate change.

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Silje Lundberg

Silje Lundberg has been working to protect the Lofoten Islands for more than a decade with Young Friends of the Earth (YFoE) Norway. She started a local YFoE group in her hometown when she was twelve to engage youth to fight against the oil industry which was headed ever further north in its search for oil and gas.

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Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey is a Nigerian architect, environmental activist, author and poet.

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Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo is a human rights and climate justice activist.

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