DAY 5 - Friday 5th November
To Gen Z and beyond: empowering youth and future generations to make a change
09:20 - 09:40
Reinventing Government for a Better Future
A special keynote address from Lord Bird
Lord John Bird
10:00 - 11:00
Climate Justice Panel hosted by Channel 4
Chaired by Krishnan Guru-Murthy, a panel of prominent, young activists, Dr Mya-Rose Craig and Noga Levy Rapoport discuss the intersectionality of sustainability with class, gender, race and how those least responsible for the problems are most likely to bear the brunt of the negative effects of climate crisis
Dr. Mya-Rose Craig
12:00 - 13:00
Mobilising communities - Race, Gender, Injustice and the Climate Crisis
The effects of climate change have not been borne equally - ending the climate crisis is as much about halting global emissions as it is about ensuring justice for its victims. It is essential to put forward climate solutions that recognise this divide, and acknowledge the importance of grassroots, community based action. In this panel session, hear from young leaders about how marginalised communities are mobilising towards ending the climate crisis, mitigating its effects, and achieving climate justice
Ineza Umuhoza Grace
13:30 - 14:30
A Future where art and science combine and collide
"Musical weirdo and visionary" Beatie Wolfe is an artist who has beamed her music into space, been appointed a UN Women role model for innovation, and held an acclaimed solo exhibition of her ‘world first’ album designs at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Wolfe's latest innovation is an environmental protest piece built using 800,000 years of our planet’s climate data to visualise rising CO2 levels. From Green to Red was unveiled at the Nobel Prize Summit, premiered at the London Design Biennale, and will be at COP26.
Love Ssega (Ssegawa-Ssekintu Kiwanuka) is a British-Ugandan musician, producer and climate activist. He is on the founding committee of Brian Eno-led music climate initiative EarthPercent and his recent multi-arts Season For Change commission \'93Airs of the South Circular\'94 was a creative response to highlight the toxic effects of air pollution on the Black population in South London. It reached 100,000 residents across Lewisham Borough and was supported by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation
15:00 - 16:00
#PromiseToThePlanet: From a promise to a plan, creating bold and meaningful change
Through organisations like The Scouts, young people have always been at the forefront of taking meaningful action to make a difference. The climate crisis is no exception - 57 million Scouts worldwide recognise the necessity of young leadership when facing this monumental challenge. In this session, hear from UK Chief Scout and World Scouting’s Chief Ambassador, Bear Grylls and inspiring young leaders on how making an individual promise to combat the climate crisis as well as working in groups and engaging decision makers can lead to a meaningful change.
Grecia Barcena Calderon
Kazi Zubair Hossain
Isabella Villanueva Garcia (Moderator)
17:00 - 18:00
Diversifying our understanding of Eco-Anxiety
As the realities of Climate Change set in, many of us are becoming familiar to feelings of Eco-Anxiety. However, increasingly often Eco-Anxiety is being coopted under a white, privileged definition when the reality of what Eco-Anxiety entails is very different surrounding Most Marginalised people and Areas. In this panel, we start to unpack these layers, in order to diversify our understanding of Eco-Anxiety.
Tori Tsui (she/they)
O'neil Henry Leadon (he/they)
Dominique Palmer (she/her)
19:00 - 20:30
The WaterBear showcase will screen four original pieces of WaterBear content as well as announce the winning photographs selected for the Environmental Photographer of the Year award 2021. In association with Ciwem, Natura &Co, Nikon, Ciwem & Arup.
Join for an early exclusive announcement and walk through of the Environmental photographs of the year, plus intimate introductions to original content made with WaterBear, Nikon, Natura& Co & Earthrise.
Trees of Plenty - Made possible by Natura&Co
The Amazon rainforest is one of the world’s most important ecosystems, responsible for absorbing huge amounts of C02. But as it slowly disappears at the hands of extractivist industries, it is more important than ever to find new solutions for saving it.
In Tree of Plenty, we witness the story of one community who brought a tree back from the brink of extinction, by turning it into a core economic provider. This female-led movement showed their island, and the world, that the Amazon’s natural capital can be leveraged without being abused. Featuring leaders of the movement and Nobel Prize-winning climate scientist Carlos Nobre, Tree of Plenty is a glimpse into “Amazon 4.0” - the next step in saving the rainforest.
Redress the Future, Episode 2
ReDressing Waste will focus on the forward-thinking fashionistas who are using waste products to make some of fashion’s most sought after pieces. In a circular, sustainable world, there is no such thing as waste - anything can be either recycled or upcycled, and with fashion currently being responsible for vast amounts of waste, it’s clear something needs to change. This episode meets the designers and creators who are creating garms out of garbage, having realised that what a lot of people think of as useless, is actually a valuable resource for creating new, beautifully designed clothing. Because when it comes to creating a sustainable future for fashion, forget waste, let’s use what was once useless.
The Breakdown, Episode 4 - Co-created with Earthrise
This 5-part series breaks down all aspects of the climate and the ecological crisis. It explores how we got here, where we are headed, and what humanity can do to make a difference. Presented by Jack Harries, it highlights the key themes at the forefront of young people’s minds today, in a clear and relatable way. This episode highlights how climate change is first and foremost a social justice issue, looking at the intersection between racism and climate change and exploring the need for a just transition.
A Lens on the World - Made possible by Nikon
Incredible photography has a power. It can inspire or incite, delight or disgust. It can provoke action. And, as history has shown us, it can even change the world. But what’s behind those iconic photographs that inspire hearts and minds, those images that expose the world’s most urgent issues? Following world renowned environmental photographer Kiliii Yuyan, as he heads out to investigate the decline of the Southern Resident Killer Whales off the coast of Seattle, A Lens on the World not only uncovers the knowledge, dedication and passion it takes to be an environmental photographer, it also highlights why incredible imagery plays an important role in solving the issues the world faces.
21:00 - 00:00
BUTHO THE WARRIOR
DJ, Promoter, Activist, Podcaster and member of the Jaiva Collective,
DJ-Producer Rebecca Vasmant is bringing a fresh new twist to dance music with her love of jazz, the original form of unbridled spiritual sonic expression . Genre for the Evening jazz funk/afrobeat/funky house.