12.10.2021

​S​tartups, Youth Empowerment and Climate Change: ESG in the International Agenda

This event will explore the role of startups, innovation, and disruptive technologies in the context of climate change, serving as a call to governments and the private sector to bring attention to the key role of youth as drivers of sustainable development, as summarized in the ESG agenda.

The session will promote the connection between young entrepreneurs and international leaders from different parts of the Global South, showing that commitment must come from both high-level agents and grassroots movements. It will do so as a mix between pitches, putting a Brazilian startup and an African startup side-by-side to showcase their ideas and solutions, and a panel discussion, with government, private sector and civil society leaders assessing these startups’ approaches towards climate change.

This way, we aim to bring visibility to the potential of South- South Cooperation as a tool for knowledge exchange among less developed countries, and highlight the alignment of governments and private sector with the objectives of Sustainable Development (ODS).

By giving startups a privileged space in the international agenda, authorities will sense the importance of directing policies and investment towards youth empowerment, catalysing innovative solutions for climate change in the long-run.

11.10.2021

Startups, Youth Empowerment and Climate Change: ESG in the International Agenda

This event will explore the role of startups, innovation, and disruptive technologies in the context of climate change, serving as a call to governments and the private sector to bring attention to the key role of youth as drivers of sustainable development, as summarized in the ESG agenda.

The session will promote the connection between young entrepreneurs and international leaders from different parts of the Global South, showing that commitment must come from both high-level agents and grassroots movements. It will do so as a mix between pitches, putting a Brazilian startup and an African startup side-by-side to showcase their ideas and solutions, and a panel discussion, with government, private sector and civil society leaders assessing these startups’ approaches towards climate change.

This way, we aim to bring visibility to the potential of South- South Cooperation as a tool for knowledge exchange among less developed countries, and highlight the alignment of governments and private sector with the objectives of Sustainable Development (ODS).

By giving startups a privileged space in the international agenda, authorities will sense the importance of directing policies and investment towards youth empowerment, catalysing innovative solutions for climate change in the long-run.

11.10.2021

Translink’s Transformative Journey to Decarbonise Public Transport in Northern Ireland

Translink is leading the transport transformation in Northern Ireland, aiming to operate a net zero emissions fleet by 2040 and creating advanced services and networks to be your first choice for travel today, for tomorrow.

This event will give an account of Translink’s actions to revolutionise and decarbonise NI’s public transport system, transitioning to renewable energy technologies and accelerating net zero emissions across their bus and train fleet and wider business by 2040.

Showcasing a compelling innovative case study and panel discussion on the ground-breaking work to deliver the first hydrogen double decker fleet and the first hydrogen refuelling station on the island of Ireland alongside next steps with 100 new zero emission (electric / hydrogen) buses due to be in service next Spring.

Panellists will also share their views on how collaboration has ignited and fuelled ambitious energy solutions to create zero emission public transport coupled with how we need to change attitudes and behaviours towards greater utilization of greener public transport to reduce emissions and free up space in our cities and urban areas for people and active travel, creating cleaner air to breathe for a healthier place to live, work and visit.

Through partnership we can accelerate climate actions within the transport industry and make a bigger impact on our planet for generations to come.

Keynote Speaker: Chris Conway, Group Chief Executive, Translink

08.10.2021

Walrus From Space

Gaze down at the Arctic and see walrus, from space!

Join scientists from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to discuss the Walrus From Space project and learn how YOU can help them better understand the impacts of the climate crisis on walrus.

The climate crisis has put the Arctic in meltdown, with this polar region warming almost three times faster than the rest of the world. The sea ice walrus depend on is melting beneath them and we need to know more about how their populations are impacted.

WWF and BAS are asking the public to become ‘Walrus Detectives’ and help contribute to conservation science by searching for walrus in the thousands of satellite images taken from space. Over the next 5 years the project aims to carry out the first ever census of the Atlantic and Laptev walrus population using satellite imagery and explore what might happen to walrus in the context of rapid climate change. This will help scientists to better understand the impact of climate change on populations of this iconic species and help safeguard their future.

Our collective actions add up to something powerful, and we want you to be some of the first of the 500,000 people we hope to take part in this project as ‘citizen scientists’ over the next 5 years.

The sessions will begin with a presentation from one or more of the scientists leading the project, displaying imagery of walrus in the Arctic. Followed by a Q&A with the scientists and the opportunity to take part in the project and become a walrus scientist yourself!

08.10.2021

Walrus From Space

Gaze down at the Arctic and see walrus, from space!

Join scientists from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to discuss the Walrus From Space project and learn how YOU can help them better understand the impacts of the climate crisis on walrus.

The climate crisis has put the Arctic in meltdown, with this polar region warming almost three times faster than the rest of the world. The sea ice walrus depend on is melting beneath them and we need to know more about how their populations are impacted.

WWF and BAS are asking the public to become ‘Walrus Detectives’ and help contribute to conservation science by searching for walrus in the thousands of satellite images taken from space. Over the next 5 years the project aims to carry out the first ever census of the Atlantic and Laptev walrus population using satellite imagery and explore what might happen to walrus in the context of rapid climate change. This will help scientists to better understand the impact of climate change on populations of this iconic species and help safeguard their future.

Our collective actions add up to something powerful, and we want you to be some of the first of the 500,000 people we hope to take part in this project as ‘citizen scientists’ over the next 5 years.

The sessions will begin with a presentation from one or more of the scientists leading the project, displaying imagery of walrus in the Arctic. Followed by a Q&A with the scientists and the opportunity to take part in the project and become a walrus scientist yourself!

08.10.2021

A conversation with Fridays for Future – Meet the Youth Activists from around the world

A panel event with youth activists from MAPA Counties ( The Most Affected People and Areas) and Fridays for Future Scotland.

An exciting panel filled with Young People from Fridays for Future Scotland and The Most Affected People and Areas (MAPA) in regards to the climate crisis.

MAPA are people who are primarily from the global south though it is not limited to just this. They are people who are on the front lines of the climate crisis and whose lives will be impacted the most by the decisions carried out by world leaders at this conference.

Fridays for Future Scotland is the Scottish branch of the international network of youth climate activists that was started in 2018 by Greta Thunberg. In 2019, Fridays for Future Scotland mobilised over 40,000 students in Scotland who were striking from School and University to demand climate action.

08.10.2021

Plant Powered to Become Climate Positive

ekaterra, Unilever’s Tea Business, will be hosting an event to discuss how the best of science and nature can inspire innovations for the planet, by utilising the power of plants. From plant-based to biodegradable material in packaging, responsible businesses have a leadership role to play to reduce waste, restore biodiversity and natural ecosystems and reduce the impact of climate change. 

Screening films to remind the world of actions towards global goals and sustainable agriculture practices, ekaterra will share its well being promise for the environment and people. 

The event will be followed by a moderated panel discussion with 4-5 participants with a possible Q&A with the audience.

01.10.2021

Walrus From Space

Gaze down at the Arctic and see walrus, from space!

Join scientists from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to discuss the Walrus From Space project and learn how YOU can help them better understand the impacts of the climate crisis on walrus.

The climate crisis has put the Arctic in meltdown, with this polar region warming almost three times faster than the rest of the world. The sea ice walrus depend on is melting beneath them and we need to know more about how their populations are impacted.

WWF and BAS are asking the public to become ‘Walrus Detectives’ and help contribute to conservation science by searching for walrus in the thousands of satellite images taken from space. Over the next 5 years the project aims to carry out the first ever census of the Atlantic and Laptev walrus population using satellite imagery and explore what might happen to walrus in the context of rapid climate change. This will help scientists to better understand the impact of climate change on populations of this iconic species and help safeguard their future.

Our collective actions add up to something powerful, and we want you to be some of the first of the 500,000 people we hope to take part in this project as ‘citizen scientists’ over the next 5 years.

The sessions will begin with a presentation from one or more of the scientists leading the project, displaying imagery of walrus in the Arctic. Followed by a Q&A with the scientists and the opportunity to take part in the project and become a walrus scientist yourself!

01.10.2021

Walrus From Space

Gaze down at the Arctic and see walrus, from space!

Join scientists from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to discuss the Walrus From Space project and learn how YOU can help them better understand the impacts of the climate crisis on walrus.

The climate crisis has put the Arctic in meltdown, with this polar region warming almost three times faster than the rest of the world. The sea ice walrus depend on is melting beneath them and we need to know more about how their populations are impacted.

WWF and BAS are asking the public to become ‘Walrus Detectives’ and help contribute to conservation science by searching for walrus in the thousands of satellite images taken from space. Over the next 5 years the project aims to carry out the first ever census of the Atlantic and Laptev walrus population using satellite imagery and explore what might happen to walrus in the context of rapid climate change. This will help scientists to better understand the impact of climate change on populations of this iconic species and help safeguard their future.

Our collective actions add up to something powerful, and we want you to be some of the first of the 500,000 people we hope to take part in this project as ‘citizen scientists’ over the next 5 years.

The sessions will begin with a presentation from one or more of the scientists leading the project, displaying imagery of walrus in the Arctic. Followed by a Q&A with the scientists and the opportunity to take part in the project and become a walrus scientist yourself!

01.10.2021

Walrus From Space

Gaze down at the Arctic and see walrus, from space!

Join scientists from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to discuss the Walrus From Space project and learn how YOU can help them better understand the impacts of the climate crisis on walrus.

The climate crisis has put the Arctic in meltdown, with this polar region warming almost three times faster than the rest of the world. The sea ice walrus depend on is melting beneath them and we need to know more about how their populations are impacted.

WWF and BAS are asking the public to become ‘Walrus Detectives’ and help contribute to conservation science by searching for walrus in the thousands of satellite images taken from space. Over the next 5 years the project aims to carry out the first ever census of the Atlantic and Laptev walrus population using satellite imagery and explore what might happen to walrus in the context of rapid climate change. This will help scientists to better understand the impact of climate change on populations of this iconic species and help safeguard their future.

Our collective actions add up to something powerful, and we want you to be some of the first of the 500,000 people we hope to take part in this project as ‘citizen scientists’ over the next 5 years.

The sessions will begin with a presentation from one or more of the scientists leading the project, displaying imagery of walrus in the Arctic. Followed by a Q&A with the scientists and the opportunity to take part in the project and become a walrus scientist yourself!

01.10.2021

Walrus From Space

Gaze down at the Arctic and see walrus, from space!

Join scientists from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to discuss the Walrus From Space project and learn how YOU can help them better understand the impacts of the climate crisis on walrus.

The climate crisis has put the Arctic in meltdown, with this polar region warming almost three times faster than the rest of the world. The sea ice walrus depend on is melting beneath them and we need to know more about how their populations are impacted.

WWF and BAS are asking the public to become ‘Walrus Detectives’ and help contribute to conservation science by searching for walrus in the thousands of satellite images taken from space. Over the next 5 years the project aims to carry out the first ever census of the Atlantic and Laptev walrus population using satellite imagery and explore what might happen to walrus in the context of rapid climate change. This will help scientists to better understand the impact of climate change on populations of this iconic species and help safeguard their future.

Our collective actions add up to something powerful, and we want you to be some of the first of the 500,000 people we hope to take part in this project as ‘citizen scientists’ over the next 5 years.

The sessions will begin with a presentation from one or more of the scientists leading the project, displaying imagery of walrus in the Arctic. Followed by a Q&A with the scientists and the opportunity to take part in the project and become a walrus scientist yourself!

01.10.2021

Walrus From Space

Gaze down at the Arctic and see walrus, from space!

Join scientists from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to discuss the Walrus From Space project and learn how YOU can help them better understand the impacts of the climate crisis on walrus.

The climate crisis has put the Arctic in meltdown, with this polar region warming almost three times faster than the rest of the world. The sea ice walrus depend on is melting beneath them and we need to know more about how their populations are impacted.

WWF and BAS are asking the public to become ‘Walrus Detectives’ and help contribute to conservation science by searching for walrus in the thousands of satellite images taken from space. Over the next 5 years the project aims to carry out the first ever census of the Atlantic and Laptev walrus population using satellite imagery and explore what might happen to walrus in the context of rapid climate change. This will help scientists to better understand the impact of climate change on populations of this iconic species and help safeguard their future.

Our collective actions add up to something powerful, and we want you to be some of the first of the 500,000 people we hope to take part in this project as ‘citizen scientists’ over the next 5 years.

The sessions will begin with a presentation from one or more of the scientists leading the project, displaying imagery of walrus in the Arctic. Followed by a Q&A with the scientists and the opportunity to take part in the project and become a walrus scientist yourself!

01.10.2021

Walrus From Space

Gaze down at the Arctic and see walrus, from space!

Join scientists from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to discuss the Walrus From Space project and learn how YOU can help them better understand the impacts of the climate crisis on walrus.

The climate crisis has put the Arctic in meltdown, with this polar region warming almost three times faster than the rest of the world. The sea ice walrus depend on is melting beneath them and we need to know more about how their populations are impacted.

WWF and BAS are asking the public to become ‘Walrus Detectives’ and help contribute to conservation science by searching for walrus in the thousands of satellite images taken from space. Over the next 5 years the project aims to carry out the first ever census of the Atlantic and Laptev walrus population using satellite imagery and explore what might happen to walrus in the context of rapid climate change. This will help scientists to better understand the impact of climate change on populations of this iconic species and help safeguard their future.

Our collective actions add up to something powerful, and we want you to be some of the first of the 500,000 people we hope to take part in this project as ‘citizen scientists’ over the next 5 years.

The sessions will begin with a presentation from one or more of the scientists leading the project, displaying imagery of walrus in the Arctic. Followed by a Q&A with the scientists and the opportunity to take part in the project and become a walrus scientist yourself!

30.09.2021

Construction: The Built Environment

Construction: The Built Environment and Construction Sector accounts for 38% of global Carbon Emissions: Come and learn how the Construction Leadership Council’s Construct Zero industry-change programme is targeting the most impactful actions to mitigate this, leading the industry’s charge to meeting the Prime Minister’s 2035 Net Zero target.

The event will be co-chaired by a leading Government Minister and a young professional from the construction industry and feature Andrew Griffith MP (PM’s Net Zero Champion).

Are you a policy maker or Government figure who wants to maximise your impact in reaching Net Zero? Our analysis will cut through the hype to define the areas across the Built Environment where policy and legislative change can really make a difference.

Are you a business, wanting to become Net Zero but need to understand the benefits and how to go about doing so? Our Business Champions, drawn from across the sector will tell their story and show you how.

Are you a young professional and want to play your part? Your voice is crucial to delivering Net Zero- we will discuss why young people should care; what are the key platforms to engage them and how; and what does the future of the construction sector look like.

As industry leaders, your role in shaping and developing the approach is vital. The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion featuring prominent CEO’s discussing:

– the global challenges of delivering Net Zero in the Built Environment
– the combined power of industry and Government in delivering Net Zero
– how the future of the construction sector will pivot to meet the challenge

30.09.2021

Creating youth-led solutions: Sharing stories and insight with YMCA, film premiere and panel

Join one of the world’s largest youth organisations, YMCA, as it premieres its short film, commissioned exclusively for COP26, documenting the story of how young leaders on each continent are innovating local solutions to the climate crisis.

In 2019, YMCA launched the Youth-Led Solutions initiative, to mentor, train and support the development of young people’s solutions to issues of climate justice, employment and mental health.

In 2020, YMCA held its first Summit on climate action, subsequently funding 35 new youth-led initiatives around the world. This film premiere will highlight just some of their projects, the journey so far, and the work that young people are doing to be ambassadors for social change. Hear from young people installing vermicomposting and tackling electronic waste in Hawaii; see their work in Peru where addressing poor sanitisation and inorganic waste has led to addressing income inequity; witness a cross-cultural collaboration between young people in Albay, Philippines and Michigan, USA to train a new generation of eco-leaders; learn about community-led reforestation in the Western Balkan forests of Kosovo; watch as young people create micro-green spaces across Ramallah, Palestine; and discover how curriculum-based climate art projects are utilising up-cycled waste in schools in Zambia.

A panel discussion will follow the premiere featuring young leaders and guests from around the world. For more than 175 years, YMCA has convened young people in every corner of the world, today working with more than 60 million people, in 120 countries. In more recent years, young leaders have been working alongside YMCA, harnessing its global impact, to mobilise solutions to inequalities and injustices in communities everywhere.