Be The Movement Speakers
December 05 2013
The Connect4Climate Be The Movement workshop brought together some great speakers and influential climate change movement makers to discuss ways on How to advance the global climate change movement. See quotes and biographies of the participants in alphabetical order.
Be The Movement
Share, engage and enhance the global climate change movement
Workshop at COP19, Warsaw
November 20, 2013
Audytorium Hall, Old Library,
University of Warsaw
COP19 was another reminder of the urgent action needed to deal with climate change. There is overwhelming evidence that climate change is caused by human activity and that the world is warming. And yet, still not enough being done to mitigate the warming and adapt to its impacts.
Be The Movement was a workshop organized by Connect4Climate in cooperation with the University of Warsaw in parallel to COP19. It allowed for participatnts to represent their organisations, share their experiences, and it is contibuting to the development of a strategy for boosting the global climate change movement. We discussed HOW do we advance the global climate change movement by identifying necessary strategies towards:
Messaging for New Audiences
Innovating Campaign Strategies
Leading for Solutions
The workshop brought together a variety of climate change professionals: educators, youth, civil society organizations, private sector representatives and Connect4Climate partners. Together they identifed practical and useful strategies for igniting a more energetic, robust gobal movement to combat climate change.
FOLLOW THE EVENT ONLINE: #c4cMovement
A LIVE CHAT DEBATE ON THE 14 NOVEMBER WAS RUN ON THE GUARDIAN TO CONTIBUTE TO THE WORKSHOP - see the highlights here.
Program of the Day
In the morning participants brought their experiences and challenges of building the climate movement to different workgroups (see below) and discuss these to contribute to developing a strategy for global action.
Rachel Kyte from the World Bank Group gave an inspirational call to action based on the feedback from the workgroups.
Twice in the afternoon Pecha Kucha style case studies were presented and discussed from the WMO, CDKN, SSN, CGIAR, LEGO, SEI the UN Alliance and others.
There was a panel discussion with some of the most active climate change movement makers: Jamie Henn, Kelly Rigg, David Cadman, and Wael Hmaidan.
Nick Nuttall gave a motivational address, Yvo De Boer and Stefen Maard addressed the Way Forward.
9:00 REGISTRATION, WELCOME & OPENING KEYNOTE
10:00 INTERACTIVE BRAINSTORMING WORKSHOP SESSIONS
11:00 WORKSHOPS FEEDBACK & DISCUSSION
13:00 OPENING AFTERNOON SESSION
13:30 PECHA KUCHA STYLE CASE STUDIES FROM DIFFERENT PROFESSIONALS
14:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: CLIMATE MOVEMENT MAKERS
15:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:00 MOTIVATIONAL ADDRESS
16:15 PECHA KUCHA CASE STUDIES FROM DIFFERENT PROFESSIONALS
17:15 ADDRESSING THE WAY FORWARD
18:00 CLOSING CALL FOR ACTION WITH RACHEL KYTE
To break down the over-arching discussion on HOW do we advance the global climate change movement the workgroups focused on:
- Messaging for New Audiences: How would you reach new and broad audiences? What messaging works best?
- Empowering Educators: What is needed to empower climate educators? How do educators influence youth action?
- Innovating Campaign Strategies: What is the missing ingredient in climate campaigns? How do you engage unusual audiences?
- Considering Costs: How do you link the economics of climate change to driving climate action?
- Leading for Solutions: What is the leadership role of the individuals, cities, and corporations in driving solutions?
The outcomes from the workgroups were presented and discussed and will help define an inclusive strategy to empower cooperation and converting new audiences to drive global climate action.
Strengthen existing partnerships and enhance public-private-academic coalitions or networks
Exchange best practices in climate change communication
Hear success stories in the climate change movement
Clarify the future of the climate change movement
Identify action points for raising global climate change awareness
Develop the most encouraging ideas on how to engage/involve all sectors of society in the movement
Create a road map for future action
Academia: University and secondary school educators
NGOs and activists
Mainstream Media and Social Media
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The Connect4Climate: Be The Movement workshop took place at AUDYTORIUM HALL, OLD LIBRARY, MAIN CAMPUS, UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW. This is less than 3km away from Stadion Narodowy, the venue for the UNFCCC COP19.