Beatrice Tulagan is a Filipina writer, facilitator, and climate justice organizer. She connects activists, youth leaders and collectives to build solidarity and people power through trainings and growth spaces that aim to inspire collective care and joyful wayfinding as we resist + rebuild through social, political and environmental shocks.
Beatrice is currently the Associate Director of Network Development at 350.org, a global nonprofit that aims to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate justice movement and catalyze transformation around the world. Focused on building the power of 350's groups and networks, she leads on ensuring they are well-connected and well-resourced globally, honoring that our movement wins are only made possible through interlinked campaigns and strategies built on relationships and community care.
She led 350’s regional organizing in Asia for five years, connecting community-based, national, and regional climate groups with a particular focus on the re-energized Asian youth climate movement after the Global Climate Strikes. She has designed and facilitated trainings and convening spaces for over 1,000 activists from 50 countries, supported campaigns and storytelling projects, and advocated for the continued leadership of youth and frontline communities.
Beatrice has written and spoken extensively on women-led resistance against fossil fuel interests in the Philippines, the power of intersectional movement-building, eco-anxiety, mental health and finding hope in a burning world, calls for a just Covid-19 recovery, and many more. She has contributed essays to various publications such as Manila Standard, Asia Sentinel, and OpenGlobalRights and has guest lectured at universities, Asian non-profit forums, United Nations conference side events, and other international summits on climate, gender, and social justice, among others.
Beatrice holds an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education. She was formerly a member of the Philippine National Delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2014 and 2016. She was also a former youth climate advocate of UNDP Philippines and a former fellow of Parabukas, FRIDA: The Young Feminist Fund and Climate Tracker.
As a personal project, Beatrice recently re-launched The Very Best of Us, a newsletter and platform imagining care, hope, and solidarity as we collectively confront the climate crisis.
Beatrice is currently based in Manila with her partner Pecier Decierdo, a science communicator, and her dogs, Cloud and Kendrick.