Category Archives: Justiça Climática e Democracia Energética

Transition and Energy Sovereignty

From countries to municipalities, from cooperatives to public companies, the participatory and democratic energetic transition is the only guarantee of energetic sovereignty, popular power and radical of greenhouse gases emissions, ensuring accessible energy to populations worldwide.

in Climate Justice and Energy Democracy

November 24th, Saturday, 18h00


Iñaki Barcenaiñakibarcena

Iñaki Barcena holds a law degree (1980) and a Doctorate in Political and Social Sciences (1990). He is a lecturer of Political Sciences and Management, and a visiting researcher-lecturer at the universities of Bradford, Hamburg and Nevada. He is a member of the Parte Hartuz research team, the Training Unit for EMAN research, and the editorial council of the Ecología Política, Viento Sur and ZER magazines. In 1995 and 1996, he represented Spanish ecological groups at the European Environmental Bureau in Brussels.

Alba del Campo (Por Cádiz Sí Se Puede, Spain)

Alba del Campo coordinates the Cádiz Energy Transition Board. She is a journalist, advisor on energy transition processes and trainer , and works for the political group Por Cádiz Sí Se Puede, at the Cádiz provincial council. albadelcampoShe holds a degree in Computer Science (UCM) and an Advanced Studies Diploma (DEA) from the Sociology and Political Sciences Faculty of the Complutense University of Madrid, and has been a member of the Platform for a New Energy Model since 2012. Alba works as an assistant and communications officer for Equo at the European Parliament (Greens/ALE) (2014-2015). She has produced two documentaries on the current energy model and the alternatives being developed: #Oligopoly2. The Electric Empire Strikes Everyone (2013 Eurosolar Prize) and #OligopolyOFF. The Citizen Energy Revolution begins (2015).

Miguel Almeida

Miguel Almeida has a degree in Economy and a post-graduation in Financial institutions management and E-Business. miguelalmeidaAfter working in banking, since 2014, he has centered his activity in the cooperative sector and solidarity-based economy. He is a cooperator of Biovilla, a cooperative for sustained development and a board member of Coopérnico, the first cooperative for renewable energies in Portugal. He is a board member of the integral cooperative Minga, in Montemor-o-Novo, where he resides.

Raphael Vale

Lawyer with a degree by UNAMA – Universidade da Amazónia, he presided to the subsection of the Order of Lawyers of Brazil (OAB) of Paragominas (PA) for two consecutive terms (2004-2009),  he was State Counselor for the OAB/PA (2010-2012), raphaelmember of the National Committee or Environmental Law – CONDA, of the Order of Lawyers of Brazil (2010-2012), he represented the OAB in the UN Climate Conferences, held in Copenhagen, Denmark (COP-15) in 2009, in Cancun, Mexico (COP-16) in 2010, in Durban, South Africa (Cop-17) in 2011, as well as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development RIO+20 in 2012. Idealizer, co-founder and president of the Brazilian cooperative of renewable energy and sustainable development – COOBER. He gave lectures on several brazilian cities about COOBER, sustainable and distributed energy and also about juridical relations and climate changes. He is a member of the Sílvio Meira Institute, a cultural entity that fosters the research and study of juridical science. There, he is the holder of the Chair Number V – Juridical Sciences: specialty in Law and Economy, at the University of Lisbon.

Moderator: Guilherme Luz

In the frontlines of climate justice

From Portugal to Nigeria, from the United States to Brazil, the fight for climate justice is becoming one of the central fights of our time. The fight against oil and coal exploration and the fight for social justice are the two branches of a river that must flood capitalist hegemony.

in Climate Justice and Energy Democracy

November 24th, Saturday, 14h00


LaDonna Bravebull Allard (Lakota, US)

Lakota historian and grandmother, initiated the first resistance camp against the Dakota Access Pipeline that gave rise to the Standing Rock protests in North America and the worldwide movement of “water protectors.”

Nicole Oliveira ( Europe)

nicole oliveiraNicole Figueiredo de Oliveira is a Brazilian environmentalist and specialist in the areas of Climate Change, Law and International Sustainability. She holds two master’s degrees in International Law and Conflict Resolution from the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica and the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Nicole has a wide range of professional experiences, serving as a climate change consultant to international non-governmental organizations such as Humane Society International, the largest animal protection organization in the world. She is acting director of the team in Europe, a member of the Iraí Basin Committee, the Paranaan Forum on Climate Change and several other environmental protection commissions. She is also the national coordinator of the Non Fracking Brazil Coalition. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Law (Universidade Mackenzie, Brazil).

Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria)

Nnimmo Bassey is a Nigerian architect, environmentalist activist, author and poet. He chaired Friends of the Earth International from 2008 through 2012 and was Executive Director of Environmental Rights Action for two decades. In 2010, Nnimmo Bassey was named co-winner of the Right Livelihood Award. Nnimmo-BasseyHe led Oilwatch Africa and, beginning in 2006, also led the Global South network, Oilwatch International, striving to educate and mobilize communities in Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Congo (Brazzaville), Ghana, Uganda, South America and in Southeast Asia to resist destructive oil and gas extraction activities.

Moderator: Catarina Gomes (Linha Vermelha, Portugal)

The bailout of fossil fuels

The urgency of a radical cut in greenhouse gases emissions on a global scale has been seen by oil companies as the biggest threat to their business model. After decades supporting negationism, oil, gas and coal companies are using all the tools available to survive, always aided by conniving governments. Unmasking these strategies is essential.

in Climate Justice and Energy Democracy

November 24th, Saturday, 16h00


Alfons Peréz (Debt Observatory  in Globalization, Spain)

alfons-perezAlfons Pérez is an electrical engineer and holds an MA in sustainability. He currently works for the Observatory of Debt in Globalisation where he analyses EU energy policies from a geopolitical angle and highlights the influence of financial logic on the energy sphere. One of those policies is the EU Energy Strategy, the main aim of which is to diversify fossil fuel supplies with a view to reducing high dependency on Russia. This strategy involves building major import and interconnection infrastructure between Member States, specifically extremely high voltage gas lines and mega-pipelines.

Daniel Tanurodanieltanuro

Daniel Tanuro is a Belgian agricultural engineer and environmentalist. He is the co-founder of the European eco-socialist movement and co-author of the first eco-socialist manifesto. He regularly collaborates with a number of media that specialise in environmental issues. He has published several books on climate change and eco-socialist alternatives, the most recent of which is entitled Green Capitalism – Why It Can’t Work and has been translated into and published in Catalan.

Frida Kieninger (Food & Water Europe, Europe)

frida_newsletterFrida Kieninger is a Brussels-based Food & Water Europe campaign officer promoting a ban on fracking in Europe. Working with local European groups and US-based researchers, she raises awareness of the countless risks of hydraulic fracturing. After completing her master’s thesis on intensive agriculture in southern Spain, Frida became involved with issues concerning the European food system as well as the transition to a sustainable energy system, community energy and questions of climate justice. She has dealt with various food and energy issues in the context of EU institutions and Brussels NGOs.

Moderator: Ana Rita Antunes (Zero, Portugal)