Since its founding in 2005, Cogito has aimed to broaden and deepen the public debate and foster change in a spirit characterised by ecological concern and human solidarity. We foreground constructive ideas and practical initiatives to demonstrate that a sustainable society is within reach.
Rooted in green thinking, our work seeks to further livelihoods and lifestyles that are sustainable in the long-term across the globe. This necessitates critically examining dominant economic and political paradigms and power structures, articulating viable alternatives, as well as exploring the means by which democracy can be strengthened and developed.
Our approach and work methods are characterised by openness and a readiness to question the received opinion, including truths that are considered to be self-evident within the green movement.
The board members can be contacted by e-mail: firstname.lastname (@) cogito.nu
Per Gahrton, President of Cogito. PhD in Sociology, writer and political expert. Former member of the Swedish Parliament and of the European Parliament (for the Swedish Green Party). Per Gahrton has published roughly thirty books in a number of different areas, among them, foreign policy, green ideology, and the EU.
Angela Aylward, editor of “Green Debate,” free-lance writer, and lecturer. MA in Sociology, BA in Philosophy.
Katarina Wangler Björk
Karin Bradley, PhD in Urban planning and the environment from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Her research concerns environmental justice, sustainable urban development and utopian thought in relation to sustainable futures.
Annika Hjelm, civil servant at the Swedish National Agency for Education. An activist for many years in many different fields, Annika was one of the founders of Attac, Sweden. She is a former board member of the Swedish popular movement Climate Action (Klimataktion).
Martin Nilsson, graphic artist, journalist, and former editor-in-chief of the Swedish magazine Arbetaren.
Rikard Warlenius, journalist, writer, and former editor-in-chief of the Swedish magazine Arbetaren. He has published books on e.g. global warming, most recently Utsläpp och Rättvisa – Redogörelser för klimatsäkra, rättvisa och effektiva utsläppsminskningar [Emissions and Justice – A Report on Climate-safe, Fair, and Efficient Emission Reductions] (2008) and Vägen till Köpenhamn – Klimatpolitisk kartbok [The Road to Copenhagen – Atlas of Climate Politics] (2009).