During the event, Justiça Ambiental (JA!) was honoured with the Just Transition Award, while Margot Wallström received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Held at La Tricoterie in Brussels on October 11th, the ceremony highlighted collective efforts toward fostering equality and sustainability.
SOLIDAR President Anne Van Lancker and FEPS President Maria João Rodrigues emphasized the importance of collaborative action in driving meaningful progress. SOLIDAR Secretary General Mikael Leyi underscored the significance of global solidarity and justice in navigating the ongoing transition, stressing the need for responsible leadership in environmental stewardship.
The Just Transition Award was presented to Justiça Ambiental (JA!) for their dedicated advocacy work in Mozambique and beyond, challenging the impact of multinational corporations on local communities and the environment. Mauro Pinto, Executive Director of JA!, underscored the role of community resilience and unity in addressing corporate power.
Margot Wallström was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her steadfast commitment to promoting gender equality and inclusive policies, serving as an exemplary figure in political and social change.
Anabela Lemos, Head of Justiça Ambiental, expressed gratitude for the recognition, emphasizing the shared journey toward a more equitable world.
The ceremony underscored the significance of collective action in shaping a sustainable and just future, guided by the principles of solidarity, human rights, and environmental stewardship.