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

Monday 27 May 2024
from 18:00 to 21:00
Invitation Next Event

Introduced and facilitated by Ignace Schops – Club of Rome – 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 . 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 Conversation table is for Full Members only. If you wish to attend and are not a full member please contact: us here

The Conversation Table on the same subject will take place from 18:00 to 21:00, also at congress centre Amazone vzw/asbl. 
35€ are to be paid on COREU account BE16 7470 0377 8074 (NAME + ConvT 27-05).

Menu to be confirmed closer to the date.

A vegetarian option will be available.
One glass of wine included.

Participation is limited to max. 20 people

Rue du Méridien 22, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

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European Green Deal: The reaction from the Club of Rome