Climate and Environmental Literacy
EARTHDAY.ORG partners with the 11th annual Sustainable Innovation Forum upping momentum toward COP26
November 12, 2020
2020 was meant to be a year of large-scale commitments for climate action. COP26, originally planned to be held this month in Glasgow, UK, was poised to bring together ministers and stakeholders to push forward the agenda to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Instead, COVID-19 has brought with it incredible challenges that have put environmental diplomacy on hold. In order to overcome this global health emergency and prevent the global climate emergency, an unprecedented level of cross-sector, cross-industry and cross-border collaboration is required.
EARTHDAY.ORG is pleased to partner with Climate Action for the 11th edition of the Sustainable Innovation Forum, featuring a program exploring challenges and opportunities in the fight against climate change. Over the last 10 years, the Sustainable Innovation Forum has played a pivotal role in facilitating the connections that forge the cross-sector partnerships required to address the global climate emergency and transition to a net-zero economy.
This year’s Sustainable Innovation Forum will be fully virtualized and broadcast live from a London-based studio. Its 5-day program across the week of November 16–20 will bring together 60 influential speakers including government ministers, UN dignitaries, CEOs and sustainability leaders to communicate leadership and raise ambition on the climate crisis. Key speakers include HRH Prince of Wales; Ban Ki-Moon, Former UN Secretary General of the United Nations / The Elders; David Kabua, President of the Marshall Islands; Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO of Global Environment Facility; and many more.
In addition to the entire week of events, tune in on Wednesday, November 18 at 10:00am–12:35 CET for a special Youth Agenda feature. In the first session of the feature, youth ambassadors will present their challenges to business and government leaders, who will in turn respond with their plans to address climate change. The second session will host the panel discussion, Formalising the Climate Curriculum: the role of climate education to enhancing global ambition, with EARTHDAY.ORG’S president, Kathleen Rogers, as a panelist.
Register for the event today to join more than 15,000 attendees from 100 countries in the momentum on climate action ahead of COP26 in 2021. Following the climate curriculum panel, sign on to our Climate and Environmental Literacy campaign to continue to push the needle for climate and environmental education — an imperative foundation to any climate solution in order to shape a green economy.