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