DRAFT PROGRAMME*subject to change

SESSIONS WILL BE LIVE AND THEN AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

DELEGATES RECEIVE 30 DAYS TO ACCESS ALL OF THE CONTENT AFTER THE CONFERENCE

CLIMATE 2020

 

DAY 1      Monday 16th November 2020   

TIME                 PROGRAMME 

09:45 - 11:00

What does Hope Look Like in November 2020
To hope implies a wish for a future certainty in these uncertain times, we have to do something with our complex feelings in order to find different pathways through all this and towards sustainable action, don’t we?
 

Naresh Giangrande from the Deep Adaptation Forum in conversation with 
Caroline Hickman from the University of Bath & Climate Psychology Alliance will explore hope and hopelessness in the face of the climate and bio-diversity crisis.

Clover Hogan, Climate Activist, and Founder, Force of Nature

Jennifer Uchendu, Founder, Sustyvibes, Nigeria

Welcome &  International Keynote

11:05 - 12:15

Live Interactive Workshop Sessions

Session A -Learning, Research and Students

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Coping with Anxiety and sustainability in higher education what is your future vision?

Session B - International Green Gown Awards Highly Commended
Charles Sturt University, Australia - Creating a world worth living in 

Followed by Interactive Networking Discussion

Session C -Climate The Little Book of Green Nudges
European Launch of this little book, looking at which nudges work best to encourage more sustainable practices among students and staff.

12:45 - 13:45

International Keynote

The Future Now

Elouise Mayall, Final year ecology student, University of East Anglia and coordinator for the UK's first Local Conference of Youth*

14:00 - 15:00

Live Interactive Workshop Sessions

Session A -Leadership and Governance

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Outstanding Leadership Team of the Year: Embedding "Embracing Sustainability" into Nottingham Trent University's Strategy

Session B - Climate

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Stepping up: Enhancing staff wellbeing through the Fitness Tracker Challenge

Session C - International Green Gown Award Winner

Ayrshire College, #PassingPositivity Mental Health United 

15:15 - 15:45

Live Interactive Workshop Sessions

Session A - Learning, Research and Students

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Conceptualising Transformative
Sustainability Education (TSE)

Session B - Partnerships, Society and Engagement
Conscious Consumerism: from student demand to shopping reality

Session C - Campus, Community & Operations

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Lean methodology can influence prosustainable behaviour change in a 24/7 biomedical laboratory culture.

Session D - International Green Gown Awards Highly Commended
University of Graz, Austria - How "Greta" is our University? - Sustainability Days at the University of Graz

 

16:15 - 17:15

COP26 International Leadership Roundtable - Live Action & Debate to feed into COP26

CLIMATE 2020

DAY 2         Tuesday 17th November 2020    

TIME                 PROGRAMME 

09:45 - 11:00

Welcome & International Keynote

Local Climate and Community Engagement
Joan Concannon, Director External Relations & Festival of Ideas, University of York

Dr Frederick Kakembo, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Ndejje University, Uganda

Miaohong Huang Li, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru*
 

11:05 - 12:10

Session C  - International Green Gown Award Winner
International Islamic University Malaysia - WIT for HUMAN (W-hole I-nstitutional T-ransformation for H-umanising U-niversity, M-aking A N-ovelty) 

Live Interactive Workshop Sessions

Session A - Learning, Research and Students
Sustainability Week and Students

Session B - Partnerships, Society & Engagement
SDG Accord Signatory Workshop

University of South Africa and Catholic University of Zimbabwe:  Promoting sustainable energy: Educational institutions as energy innovation hubs

12:45 - 13:45

Live International Keynote

Economics of Sustainability

Kate Raworth, Economist and Author, Doughnut Economics*
Dr Nina Seega, Director for Sustainable Finance at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership
Jonathan Woetzel, Director, McKinsey Global Intitute and Board Director for Project Drawdown*          

14:00 - 15:00

Live Interactive Workshop Sessions

Session A - Learning, Research and Students

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
The SDGs and Me: How the SDGs can help to
inspire the next generation of Sustainability
Leaders in STEM

Session B - Partnerships, Society and Engagement

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Sustainable Technical Education Workforce Development: Curriculum, Campus, Community and Culture 

Session C - Campus, Community & Operations

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Responding to the Climate Emergency – A Strategic Approach for the Education Sector

Session D - International Green Gown Award Winner
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru - USIL Sustainable Living Lab in Occopata, a community in Cusco at 4,000 masl 

15:15 - 15:45

Live Interactive Workshop Sessions

Session A - Learning, Research and Students

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
5 Years Back and 5 Years Ahead: A review of Responsible Futures

Session B - Leadership and Governance

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Managing environmental sustainability for transformation at City University

Session C - International Green Gown Awards Highly Commended
University of Worcester - Small but Mighty - University of Worcester punches above its weight 

Interactive Networking Discussion

16:15 - 17:15

COP26 International Leadership Roundtable - Live Action & Debate to feed into COP26

 

CLIMATE 2020

DAY 3            Wednesday 18th November 2020       

TIME                 PROGRAMME 

09:45 - 11:00

Welcome & Live International Keynote

Transformational Student Engagement
Chester James-Smith,
Medical Student, University of Tasmania and Winner of the Australasian Green Impact student awards - Student Champion in Green Impact        

11:05 - 11:35

Live Interactive Workshop Sessions

11:40 - 12:45

Live Interactive Workshop Sessions

Session A:  Learrning, Research and Students
International Green Gown Award Winner
SDG Accord Signatory Workshop

Embedding Education for Sustainable Development in Undergraduate Curricula: Challenges and (hopefully) Solutions 

Session B:  Leadership and Governance
SDG Accord Signatory Workshop

Mass Engagement in Climate Action

Session C:  Parnternships, Society  & Engagement
SDG Accord Signatory Workshop

Are we shooting for SDG success?

Session D - International Green Gown Awards Highly Commended
University of Wollongong – Australia
Desert Rose – A House for Life Demonstrating Sustainable Dementia Friendly Design

Interactive Networking Discussion

Climate Justice

Nona McDuff, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Students and Teaching, Solent University
Rhian Sherrington, Founder, Women in Sustainability
Sara Khan, Liberation & Access Officer, University of Manchester Student Union

Maya Prabhu, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
      

12:45 - 13:45

International Keynote

14:00 - 15:00

Live Interactive Workshop Sessions

Session A - Learning, Research and Students
Developing Research and its impact

Session B - Leadership and Governance
Using Energy Data and Eco-Campus / ISO Systems to Influence Senior Management

Session C - Campus, Community & Operations

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Revealing the Hidden - integrating Education for Sustainability into Estates and Operations

Session D - International Green Gown Award Winner
Facens University Center, Brazil - ECOGING – Empower to Change the Game

15:15 - 15:45

Live Interactive Workshop Sessions

Session A - Learning, Research and Students

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Engaging Students as Partners in Tackling Climate Policy Issues: A Northumbria Case Study

Session B - Leadership and Governance

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Inspiring leadership from within: How Kent’s staff engagement programme led to student leadership and governance to address the climate crisis

Session C - Climate

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Climate Justice in Leadership; Radically Democratising Higher and Further Education

Session D - International Green Gown Award Highly Commended
Universidad del Norte, Columbia - University activism for the conservation of ecosystems 

16:15 - 17:15

COP26 International Leadership Roundtable - Live Action & Debate to feed into COP26

 

CLIMATE 2020

DAY 4           Thursday 19th November 2020       

TIME                 PROGRAMME 

09:45 - 11:00

Welcome & International Keynote

Race to Net Zero
Sam Barrat, Chief, Youth, Education & Advocacy, UN Environment, Nairobi, Kenya (Chair)

Nigel Topping, High-Level Climate Action Champion for the COP26 UN

Gonzalo Muñoz, Chilean Business entrepreneur and social change-maker  

Noor Ahmad Akhundzadah, Dean and Assistant Professor in Faculty of Environment, University of Kabul, Afghanistan       

11:05 - 11:45

Climate Commission Update

Association of Colleges, EAUC, GuildHE and Universities UK have partnered to establish a Climate Commission for UK Higher and Further Education Students and Leaders.  The Climate Commission for UK Higher and Further Education to catalyse action to create real impact and drive change.  Join us to hear more about what the Climate Commission have been doing to date.            

11:45 - 12:45

Lunch Break and Virtual Exhibition

12:45 - 13:45

International Keynote

The Future of Global Research
Kate Hamer, UKRI Deputy Director International, Natural Environment Research Council
Dr Gansen Pillay, Deputy Chief Excutive, South Africa's National Research Foundation*
Dr. Marcos Regis da Silva, Executive Director, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
Prof.  Katherine Richardson, Professor of Biological Oceanography, University of Copenhagen         

14:00 - 15:00

Live Interactive Workshop Sessions

Session A - Learning, Research and Students

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Embedding Education for Sustainable Development in Undergraduate Curricula:
Challenges and (hopefully) Solutions

Session B - Partnerships, Society and Engagement
SDG Accord Signatory Workshop

Re-Imagining the Further and Higher Education Sector without air travel

Session C - Climate

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Engaging Civic and Community Partners on Climate Change

Session D - International Green Gown Award Winners
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru - Building a better future through USIL´s sustainable management model 

15:15 - 15:45

Live Interactive Workshop Sessions

Session A - Learning, Research and Students
Laying the ‘Foundations’ for Sustainability in Higher Education

Session B - Partnerships, Society and Engagement
How tertiary education can lead the way on the climate crisis through sustainable food
and farming

Session C - Campus, Community & Operations

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Innovative approach to carbon reduction in Africa: Educational institutions as energy innovation hubs

Session D - International Green Gown Award Highly Commended
Universidad del Norte, Columbia - University activism for the conservation of ecosystems 

16:15 - 17:15

COP26 International Leadership Roundtable - Live Action & Debate to feed into COP26

 

CLIMATE 2020

DAY 5           Friday 20th November 2020       

TIME                 PROGRAMME 

09:45 - 11:00

Welcome & Live International Keynote

Challenge and Inspiration
Mac Macartney - Live international speaker, writer and change-maker
Mac intertwines themes rarely associated with each other – the quest for meaning and purpose, organisational leadership, nature, identity and the role of ordinary people in shaping a future fit for generations to come.

11:00 - 11:45

Live Interactive Workshop Sessions and Interactive Networking Discussions

11:45 - 12:45

Lunch Break and Virtual Exhibition

12:45 - 13:45

International Keynote

Nature Based Solutions

Sarah Mukherjee, CEO, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
Gillian Burke, Natural History Television Programme Producer, and Presenter*
Chantal van Ham, Programme Manager, Nature Based Solutions, International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Rob Stoneman, Rewilding Area Co-ordinator, Rewilding Europe

14:00 - 14:30

Live Interactive Workshop Sessions

Session A - Learning, Research and Students

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
The Sustainable Futures Online Course - Lessons learned and Ideas for You

Session B - International Green Gown Awards Highly Commended
Universidad Tecmilenio, Mexico - ¡Happy Greenniversary! 

Session C - Campus, Community & Operations

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Keele’s story of an evolving, integrated sustainable energy system: Partnership, practice and potential

14:40 -15:10

Live Interactive Workshop Sessions

Session A - Learning, Research and Students

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Sustainable futures through online learning

Session B - Leadership and Governance

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
West Downs Development – Health and wellbeing targets

Session C - Climate

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Restoring the Wild: human dimensions of climate mitigation

15:15 - 15:45

Live Interactive Workshop Sessions

Session A - Learning, Research and Students
Greening the Research Funding System – Opportunities and Barriers

Session B - Partnerships, Society and Engagements

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
Tap into sustainability ...Refill and Hydrate your Campuses and Communities

Session C - Climate

SDG Accord Signatory Workshop
We’re not here to teach people how to
recycle

16:15 - 17:15

COP26 International Leadership Roundtable - Live Action & Debate to feed into COP26

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