Ashish Kothari, a founder of the Indian environmental group Kalpavriksh, has coordinated India’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, served on Greenpeace International and India Boards, helped initiate the global ICCA Consortium, and chaired an IUCN network on protected areas and communities.
Ariel Salleh is honorary associate professor of political economy at University of Sydney, Australia; senior fellow, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena; visiting professor, Nelson Mandela University.
Arturo Escobar teaches at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and at several Colombian universities. He has worked with Afro-Colombian social movements for more than two decades.
Federico Demaria works on ecological economics and political ecology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, and at Research&Degrowth.
Alberto Acosta is former marketing manager of CEPE, Ecuadorian State Petrol Corporation, officer to OLADE (the Latin American Energy Organisation), international consultant, former Minister of Energy and Mining, former President of the Constituent Assembly of Montecristi, and university professor.