BSRS2020 “Global Climate Governance Regime” PhD course session/webinar on Grassroot climate activism – from Paris to the Amazon
With Nnimmo Bassey, Julio Prieto, Deborah Delgado, Camila Gianella & Siri Gloppen
Myriad organizations – diverse and spanning the globe – are engaged in climate related activism. Some are transnational in operation and focus, some are national or very local, some combine both the local and the global. The widespread government inertia on climate policy, has made them important – and sometimes quite successful – drivers of climate policy. In this session we discuss climate activists’ strategies, asking: what are the most promising forms of activism, and what makes activists more or less likely to succeed? The webinar combines activist and academic perspectives.
Nnimmo Bassey is a Nigerian environmental activist, architect, author and poet, who chaired Friends of the Earth International from 2008 through 2012 and currently Directs the Health of Mother Earth Foundation)
Julio Prieto is an Ecuadorian lawyer, environmental activist and scholar. He was central to the court case against the Chevron where people of Ecuador took the oil company to court over environmental damage.
Deborah Delgado is Professor of Sociology at PUCP (Peru). Her areas of research include global and local environmental politics and sustainable development policies, indigenous social movements, and climate change policies related to forests (REDD).
Camila Gianella is a Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, she is Peruvian, has a PhD in psychology and training in public health and the social sciences. Currently her research focuses on the political economy of natural resource management, including deforestation in the Amazon.
Siri Gloppen is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen and director of LawTransform (the CMI-UiB Centre on Law & Social Transformation). Her main research focus is on the use of law and courts as instruments of social change, including in climate governance and climate activism.