The role of Grassroots Environmental Activism within the New Wave of the Climate Movement (2018-2020)




activismo local socioambiental, activismo urbano, movimientos climáticos


Since 2018, the new wave of the climate movement represents a new stage in environmental activism thanks in part to the participation of local actors who can regroup under the umbrella of grassroots socio-environmental activism experiences. The main objective of the article is to highlight the role of this type of activism within the new wave of the climate movement. The article presents three elements that characterize socio-environmental activism and which we consider to be decisive in the development of strategies to deal with the climate emergency: the presence of attachments to the local and global place, the prioritization of altruistic and biospheric values, and the prefigurative nature of these practices. In the analysis we will compare the results of the international project Protest for a Future: Composition, Mobilization and Motives of the Participants in Fridays For Future Climate Protests (2018-2020) with the results of different experiences of socio-environmental activism.


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Gravante, T., & Poma, A. (2020). The role of Grassroots Environmental Activism within the New Wave of the Climate Movement (2018-2020). Agua Y Territorio / Water and Landscape, (16), 11–22.