The Climate Connection Global Knowledge Exchange
A Cultural Relations Approach to Climate Action
28 March 2022 10.00-13.30 BST Online
Event presented by Hajar Yagkoubi, Youth Inclusion Expert
|1000 to 1010||Welcome and Introduction|
|1010 to 1050||
Knowledge and Insight
Perceptions, attitudes, challenges, and readiness of young people globally to tackle climate change, including the latest from the ‘8000 Rising’ campaign and other global research activity.
Session lead: Monomita Nag-Chowdhury, The Climate Connection Programme Lead, British Council
A panel, including representatives from our partner organisations such as YOUNGO, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and The Climate Connection’s Green Scholars, will reflect on the findings, discuss the role of cultural relations in climate action, and ask ‘what next?’ for future research, policy and practice.
|1050 to 1100||Break|
|1100 to 1220||
Cultural Relations in Action
A showcase of what The Climate Connection has learnt, highlighting new knowledge and opportunities for future action across four areas of the programme.
Showcase 1 - Climate Action in Language Education
Showcase 2 - Climate Connection International Schools Partnerships
Showcase 3 – Climate Connection Higher Education Partnerships
Showcase 4 - Climate Connection Creative Commissions
Followed by a further discussion on the role, value and impact of a cultural relations approach to climate action, including around climate education, cultural policy, and youth voice and participation.
Session lead: Alison Barrett MBE, The Climate Connection Project Director, British Council; Senior representatives from our partner organisations
|1220 to 1230||Break|
|1230 to 1315||
Review and Response
An opportunity for all participants and audience members to exchange thoughts on what they have seen and discuss where more action should be taken next.
|1315 to 1330||
Conclusion and Look Ahead
Setting the agenda for COP 27 and the opportunity to create future action, dialogue and policy engagement around climate action priorities across the core cultural relations sectors of sectors of English, education and arts and culture.