ReGeneration 2030 is a youth sustainability movement in the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions. We are excited to announce that we have appointed a new Secretary General, Keira Dignan.
Keira Dignan is a climate justice activist who cut her teeth campaigning against the fossil fuel industry in the UK. Keira was part of the student team that campaigned to divest the University of Cambridge’s €7.5bn endowment from fossil fuels. She has since worked in Athens, Greece where she ran a mobile library serving refugee camps and fought against the social and economic exclusion of refugees and migrants in Europe. Keira now lives in Mariehamn, Åland.
“Young people like me have grown up in a world of escalating inequality, economic turbulence, and climate disaster,” says Keira, “but I’ve seen the beautiful things we can achieve when we work together. In our fight for a sustainable future, we have a world to win.”
ReGeneration 2030 is a democratic movement run by an annually elected youth board. Volunteer-based working groups power our communications, fundraising, circular economy program, and organise our annual high-level meeting, ReGeneration Week in Åland, Finland. The Secretary General’s job is to lead the movements projects and overall operations and coordinate with our partners around the Nordic and Baltic regions.
Keira is taking over the position from Ella Turta, who held the role from January 2021. Ella achieved great success in establishing the ReGeneration 2030’s place in regional politics and building the movements’ voice.
“It has been a pleasure working together with such engaged and determined people and I’m so proud of the work we have done during 2021. Last year was our first full year operating as a foundation and we’ve gone a long way. I want to thank our board, the ReGeneration 2030 volunteers, people that have joined our events or projects, and all collaboration partners for this time. I’m extremely happy that Keira is now joining the team and taking the lead in shaping the future of ReGeneration 2030.”
As we are currently mobilizing our forces in preparing both for the ReGeneration Week and for our Leadership Program on Circular Economy, we are happy to welcome Keira into our team!
“Only a strong, well-coordinated people’s movement can achieve the transformation we need in the short time frame we have left. I look forward to building power across our region's youth and climate movements to transform our region into a place that we can all thrive in. After all, it’s our future we’re fighting for,” says Keira.
Keira started as the Secretary General on the 1st of February.
For more information, please contact:
Secretary General Keira Dignan: firstname.lastname@example.org
ReGeneration 2030 is a democratic and youth-led movement. Want to join the movement? Fill out a volunteer application form here.