17th November 14:30-17:30 European Parliament – Brussels – JAN 6Q2


Our answer to their blah blah blah: ways forward for just climate action

After the COP26 in Glasgow, which turned out to in fact be a gigantic commercial event to boost the fossil fuel industry, the urgent question remains: how is climate justice attainable?

We bring together activists, scientists and progressive politicians from all over Europe to discuss ways to fight for climate justice after the unambitious climate summit.



Interpretation in: FR DE EN EL ES PT SV



14:30- 14:35 Opening remarks: Petros Kokkalis MEP


Panel 1Policy for an ecological transition

moderated by: Cornelia Ernst MEP

 14:35-14:50: Dimitris Tsekeris, Climate Justice & Energy Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Europe (in person)

  • Ensuring an accelerated and socially just energy transition – the role of Energy Communities

14:50-15:05: Alicia Valero, University lecturer, expert in CRM. (TBC)

  • resource justice in the digital and ecological transition

15:05-15:20: Juantxo Lopez de Uralde – Member of the Spanish Parliament, President of the Ecological Transition Commission of the Spanish Parliament, former director of Greenpeace Spain and coordinator of Alianza Verde (Green Alliance). (in person/travelling)

  • national policies for an ecological transition following the outcomes of COP26

15:20-15:35: Benoit Lallemand, Finance Watch (in person or remote TBD)

  • Sustainable Finance Post COP26 – what needs to happen next?

15:35-15:50: Henriette Prast, Senator – (in person/travelling)

  • The plant-based transition, changing our food systems.

15:50-16:05: Kaisa-Reeta Koskinen(remote)

  • The role of cities at COP26, and what cities must do next

16:05-16:10 Closing remarks: Silvia Modig MEP


Panel 2:  Organising and Activism post-COP26

moderated by: Malin Bjork MEP

16:10-16:15 Opening remarks: Anja Hazekamp MEP

16:15 – 16:30: Carolina Santos, member of the Portuguese Communist Youth; member of the General Council of the University of Lisbon; and activist of the Student Climate Strike in Portugal. (remote)

  • Student strikes in Portugal and the role of strikes in effecting change on climate policy

16:30-16:45: Silvia Pastorelli – Climate and Energy Campaigner for Greenpeace European Unit (in person)

  • Changing mind-sets to change the system 

16:45-17:00: Linda Siegele, Lawyer, Legal Advisor Alliance of Small Island States (remote)

  • organising on adaptation and loss and damage – how to effectively advocate for fairness and equity

17:00-17:15: Txai Suruí – activist of the Paiter Suruí people (remote)

  • the role of indigenous people in just climate action

17:15-17:30: Jens Holm

  • changing perspectives: the pandemic as an opportunity for just climate action

17:30-17:35 Closing remarks: João Pimenta Lopes MEP