Intergenerational conference on Climate Change, Risk and Resilience Organised by Manchester Environmental Education Network and Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester
|22 March 2019
|09:30 - 15:30
|What is it:
|Sustainable Consumption Institute
Around the world, climate change is intensifying socio-environmental risks and making these more unpredictable. As well as being the generation expected to live longest with the effects of climate change, children and young people are recognized as amongst the most vulnerable to these effects. Children and young people should not be regarded solely as victims of climate change, however: they hold unique perspectives on its many manifestations and potential responses.
This invite only one-day event is the latest in a series of intergenerational conferences organised by Manchester Environmental Education Network (MEEN) with the aim to bring together children and adults from Manchester and beyond to share and debate ideas prompted by MEEN’s work in Manchester schools. This event has been co-organised by the Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI), University of Manchester, to coincide with a two-week visit to the SCI from Rachel Trajber, a Brazilian expert on sustainability education. Rachel leads the education programme at the Brazilian Government's Centre for the Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN), and previously worked as the national environmental education coordinator at the Brazilian Ministry of Education.
The intergenerational conference will mark the culmination of the Building Bridges partnership between SCI, MEEN and CEMADEN and will include short talks, workshops and discussions to explore climate change, risk and resilience and think about what can be learned by looking across contexts and bringing together generations. Specifically, this event will introduce the work of three schools, one from Manchester, one in São Paulo state and another from the Amazon region, who have mapped their neighbourhoods for climate related risks and vulnerabilities. There will be key note speakers from Greater Manchester’s Fire Brigade service and CEMADEN and a range of workshops aimed at a range of age groups including: making a recycled rain gauge; designing a sustainable farm; and school presentations dealing with soil contamination and social action on climate change.
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