During the week of November 9, 2020, which would have been the first week of the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Forum will offer online programming that will cover a range of topics pertaining to climate action. During this week, the programming will only be accessible to admitted student teams. There is no fee to participate.
Each session will start with expert remarks or a panel discussion, then offer opportunity for structured discourse between participants. The session topics have been selected to offer the participants innovative approaches to climate action and its multiple dimensions: most typically unavailable in a university classroom. This is a global program, so topics may be addressed twice with different live speakers at different times while other sessions will be recorded. All these options are offered to make it available to as broad a group as possible. Showings of the recorded sessions will include moderated discussions for the secondary audiences to ensure active participation and encourage discourse.
DRAFT TOPICS are as follows:
- Biodiversity and Climate
- Carbon Literacy
- Climate Change and Gender Equality
- Climate Impacts of Consumption Choices
- Climate Optimism
- Effective Negotiation
- Food Security and Climate Change
- Future Cities
- Impactful Communications
- Leadership for Change
- Mental Health and Climate Change
- Personal Accountability in the context of Global Challenges
- Planetary Health
- Racism and Climate
- Science into Action
- Understanding Global Governance
More details will be added in September, and the final schedule announced in October.