The Global Climate Changemaker conference is an education-focused gathering that complements–and is an official affiliate event of–the Global Climate Action Summit (September 12-14, 2018).
Our plenary event will gather hundreds of school leaders, teachers, students, as well as nonprofits, government officials, and industry partners to deepen the connections between the education world and climate action.
Pierra Léna, Office of Climate Education
Created in 2018, the Paris-based Office for Climate Education (OCE) aims to organize a strong international scientific, educational, and operational partnership for Climate Change education. The OCE and its partners will offer primary and middle school teachers free, interdisciplinary educational resources, as well as professional development opportunities based on the latest IPCC reports and summaries. These teaching resources will be adapted to local needs in both the developing and developed world, translated in many languages, and will facilitate an active pedagogy. The Office for Climate Education works with a global network of local or regional partners in over 40 countries, including the InterAcademy Partnership for Science, a global federation of Science Academies.
Alan McConchie , Stamen
Stamen is a world-leading provider of visualization and analytics design and strategic data communication for private and public sector clients across various industries. Stamen operates across several professional market segments, including Science, Media, Medical, and Humanitarian Relief, where Stamen is the world’s leading developer of Open Source Mapping software and products.
Richard Kennedy, James Corner Field Operations
In its own words: “We are landscape architects and urban designers committed to the innovative design of public spaces.” Richard Kennedy is widely regarded as one of the field’s most creative and effective designers. With over 15 years of professional experience, Richard is currently leading the design of the New Presidio Parklands Project in San Francisco, a new 15- acre park that connects the Presidio to San Francisco’s Bayfront; Pier 70, a 28- acre mixed-use development and waterfront park in San Francisco; London’s Battersea Power Station Redevelopment “Rooftop Gardens;” Dubai’s Creek Harbor Development and Waterfront; and Morocco’s new Tangier Port and Harborfront.
The Honorable Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, California
Mayor Libby Schaaf was inaugurated into office in January 2015 and launched an agenda to elevate one of America’s most diverse and progressive cities into an equitable and resilient city.
Guido Tomás Savall, Scholas Occurentes
Scholas Occurrentes, started in 2001 in Buenos Aires and is now working throughout Latin America, the Carribean, Europe, and Africa. A major goal of Scholas is to implement the culture of “encounter” for peace through education. Scholas.Citizenship encourages high school students to strengthen citizen and peer engagement, starting with the issues that most concern them, generating transformations in themselves and their environment. Scholas works with students coming from schools from different neighborhoods, religions and pedagogical orientations. Scholas.Social is a virtual platform that facilitates the interaction of educators from 190 countries to generate projects that promote change and raise awareness about the importance of education.
8:30am Registration and Coffee
9:00- 12:00 Inspirational speakers and panels, TED-style presentations
12:45pm Announcements of three open challenge projects from partners
1:30pm Workshops (choice for participants)
2:30pm Group design challenges:
Rethinking School Transportation
Climate Changemaker Toolkit
4:30pm Wrap up