Pedro Macedo

Climate Activist and researcher

Porto (Portugal)

From January 24 to January 26, 2019

Biography —


Member and networker of the global community of change. Activist climate researcher in University of Lisbon and DRIFT (Dutch Research Institute For Transitions, as guest). More than 20 years of experience in leading regional and local participatory sustainability projects in 50 communities, with NGOs, business, universities and governments. Researcher in the Municipalities in Transition project. Member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps created by Al Gore. Social entrepreneur. Father of two and deeply connected to the Camino de Santiago.  

Project —

Facing limits, such as planetary boundaries, it is an opportunity to reimagine society. Worldwide an increasing number of citizens are proactively joining together in their communities to create positive change, to strengthen resilience and sustainability. With the aim of creating synergies, the Transition Movement started the “Municipalities in Transition” project in 2017. The main objective is to create a clear framework for how Transition groups and Municipalities can create sustainable change together, combining community engagement, reach and resources. A participatory action research approach was set in place. Garrotxa is one of the pilots testing this innovative framework.