Climate change is a topic on the minds of countless global citizens.
The IPCC’s most recent installment, deemed a “final warning” by some, outlines how humanity’s actions over the last 200 years have caused a temperature rise of 1.1°C above pre-industrial levels, causing widespread damage to people and planet. The IPCC has once again warned that the risks and adverse impacts from the climate emergency will only continue to escalate as temperatures rise.
Given the immense threat climate disruption poses to our planet and global community, it is imperative that we take urgent, concrete, and ambitious action on climate. This is the focus of We Don’t Have Time’s latest four-day broadcast series.
We Don’t Have Time, a social network for everyone who wants to be a part of the solution to the climate crisis, will host a series of live broadcasts from April 18th through April 22nd, bringing attendees four days of climate solutions, willingness, dedication, and human ingenuity. The broadcasts will center around solutions available in the here and now, emphasizing the need to rapidly scale up these solutions in a way that is honest and transparent.
The broadcast series is organized by We Don’t Have Time in collaboration with the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, UN Development Programme (UNDP), EARTHDAY.ORG, the European Commission, and more.
We Don’t Have Time’s Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, and Nick Nuttall will host the broadcasts.
Event attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a myriad of leading changemakers about a host of available, affordable, and actionable solutions to combat the climate crisis. Confirmed speakers include Teresa Ribera, Deputy Prime Minister of Spain and Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge; Dr. Friederike Otto, Senior Lecturer in Climate Science, Grantham Institute – Climate Change and Environment, Imperial College London; Selwin Hart, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Climate Action and Assistant Secretary-General for the United Nations Climate Action Team; Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy; Mayuri Ghosh, Director of Climate Resilience and Sustainability, Clinton Global Initiative; Karin Wanngård, Mayor of Stockholm; and more!
As with past summits, attendees will be able to interact through the app throughout the event. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions for the speakers as well as share comments and ideas.
April 18th: Food & Agriculture
The first day of the broadcast series will explore how regenerative agriculture and nature-based solutions can help solve the climate crisis. Experts will delve into the power of green local governance, the need to move beyond GDP as a measurement of prosperity, and tackling greenwashing to accelerate sustainable change.
Day 1 Highlights:
- Green Local Governance
- Time for Action: Business and the Biodiversity Crisis
- Regenerative Agriculture for Sustainable Food Systems
- Transition to Plant-Centric Food Systems for Healthier Planet and People
- Beyond Growth
- Climate Action and Sustainable Development
April 19th: Energy & Security
Next up in the broadcast series are energy and security. April 19th’s broadcast will focus on the transition from fossil-based energy systems. The We Don’t Have Time team has gathered leading experts and companies to showcase a host of solutions and innovations aimed at accelerating renewable energy and the electrification of transport. Experts will lead in-depth discussions on energy efficiency and security and how to rapidly phase out fossil fuel subsidies.
For those attending the conference in person, there will be a unique opportunity to dine and network with none other than Frankie the Dino. Frankie is the star of the UN Development Programme’s #DontChooseExtinction campaign. The Frankie the Dino Party offers a chance to mingle with friends of We Don’t Have Time, partners, speakers, business leaders, and international guests.
Day 2 Highlights:
- Accelerating Energy Efficiency Solutions Globally
- The Baltic Sea: Europe’s New Green Energy Hub
- Circular Energy Solutions
- Driving Sustainability, Digitization, and Electrification Amidst Challenging Times
- Carbon Neutral Energy and Changing the Narrative on Fossil Fuels
April 20th: Exponential Solutions
We Don’t Have Time brings together world leaders and innovators in science, policy, and business to discuss and explore solutions to slashing greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade. The third broadcast day aims to shift the narrative on the immense challenge ahead of us toward a narrative of exponential optimism.
Day 3 Highlights
- Solutions to Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Thrive in a Sustainable World
- Accelerating the Shift Towards Net Zero Emissions from Land and Food
- Exponential Energy Transformation: The Race to More than 50 Percent Clean Energy by 2030
- Decarbonizing Supply Chains
- Don’t Choose Extinction and the Power of Creative Storytelling
April 22nd: Earth Day
In celebration of Earth Day, the final day of the broadcast series is dedicated to the indisputable science of climate change and the solutions that can and will increase our long-term prosperity and safeguard our planet’s biodiverse ecosystems.
Day 4 Highlights
- Solutions for Sustainable Lifestyles
- Nature-based Solutions for Restoring Our Earth
- Investing with Intent: The Case for Impact
- Towards New Business Models: Public-Private Actions with Innovative Solutions
- An Intelligence-Fueled Action Engine for Achieving the SDGs
For the full broadcast program and to register for free, please visit We Don’t Have Time.