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Aurelio Peccei LECTURE
Can activism lead to a transformative sustainable change? How to (re)act as individuals, businesses and governments?

Tuesday 5 March 2024
from 18:00 to 21:00
by Ignace Schops – Club of Rome – Environmental Activism
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Aurelio Peccei LECTURE


We are happy to invite you to our next event with full member environmentalist Ignace Schops who will be delivering a lecture on March 5th 2024.

 “Can activism lead to a transformative sustainable change?
How to (re)act as individuals, businesses and governments?” 

Introduced and facilitated by Ignace Schops – Club of Rome - EU-Chapter – Environmental Activism

‘Faith is a bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark’
Rabindranath Tagore

Over the last few decades, environmental activism has evolved significantly in response to growing concerns about environmental degradation, climate change, and the depletion of natural resources. Environmental activism takes various forms, and activists often employ a combination of strategies to raise awareness, advocate for change, and address environmental issues. Marches and protests, petitions and letter campaigns, community-based initiatives, lobbying, public demonstrations, legal action and litigation, shareholder activism and civil disobedience are some of the mechanisms used to achieve the objectives.

Activism is often supported by other groups, businesses, organizations and institutes. For instance, also the Club of Rome was supportive to the recent Youth Climate protests[1]. The diverse range of strategies reflects the multifaceted nature of environmental issues and the need for a comprehensive approach to address the complex challenges facing the planet. Environmental activism in recent decades has become more diverse, interconnected, and influential in shaping public discourse and policy decisions related to environmental protection and sustainability. Environmental activism, is often driven by a combination of factors that motivate individuals and groups to advocate for environmental change. These drivers can vary widely, and activists often have a complex interplay of motivations, like outrage, sense of injustice, ethics, concern for the future, etc. A thriving society plants trees under which they never sit themselves. Can activism lead to a transformative sustainable change and how to (re)act as an individual, a business, a institute, a government?

Ignace Schops is a well-known Belgian environmentalist. He is the Director of the Belgian NGO Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland (RLKM), president of Bond Beter Leefmilieu (BBL) and vice-president of Klimaatzaak. Formerly he was the President of EUROPARC federation - the largest network on natural heritage in Europe and a member of the EU chapter of the Club of Rome. Ignace Schops was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2008, better known as the green Nobel Prize. Since 2008 he was selected as ASHOKA fellow, a world-leading social entrepreneur.


The lecture will take place from 18:00 to 21:00, at congress centre Amazone vzw/asbl, rue du Méridien 10 Middaglijnstraat, 1210 Brussels.

20€ per person (including drinks after the event) are to be paid on COREU account BE16 7470 0377 8074 (NAME + Lecture 05-03-2024).

Public transport is recommended. Nearest metro station is Madou.

Compulsory registration via / FORM

Cordially yours,

Karl Falkenberg


Valerie Tanghe 

Board Member

Nicolas Franka

Full Member


[1] The Club of Rome supported Youth Activism: STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF GLOBAL STUDENT CLIMATE PROTESTS - 14th March 2019 -


Pictures of last event

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