This is how we Break Free:

This May, the global climate movement is escalating its confrontations with the world’s worst fossil fuel projects. From May 4 to 15 we will show the path to Break Free from Fossil Fuels. We want to make sure that all activists are ready for this crucial mobilisation. On February 17, members of the movement from across the world came together in a live Web Workshop.

You can watch the recording here:

Eamon Ryan


Web Workshop Hosts:

This is who will be leading the call. They will also be joined by other local organizers from various continents and movements.



Payal Parekh, Global Managing Director for
Payal is the Global Managing Director at, leading the organization’s  international campaigning and mobilisation work. She holds a Ph.D. in Oceanography from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. She has provided technical support to communities in western India fighting salinization of their water supply, as well as providing solidarity support to the Indian anti-dam movement Save the Narmada.  Payal has also worked on climate campaigns at International Rivers and Greenpeace International and done climate policy research for NGOs, think tanks and Southern governments.

Photo by Kari Rissa

Nnimmo Bassey, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF)
He is a Nigerian architect, environmentalist activist, author and poet, who chaired Friends of the Earth International from 2008 through 2012 and was Executive Director of Environmental Rights Action for two decades. He was one of Time magazine’s Heroes of the Environment in 2009. In 2010, Nnimmo Bassey was named co-winner of the Right Livelihood Award, and in 2012 he was awarded the Rafto Prize. He serves on the Advisory Board and is Director of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation, an environmental think tank and advocacy organization.

Nicole Oliveira, Brazil Team Leader for

Have a Question?

Here’s how you can submit your question before the web workshop:

– You can still ask questions using #Keepitintheground or check on the website.