Activism that gives hope and security that is at risk

As leaders fail to act in a time of crisis, it's easy to doubt the positive effects of activism. But there are many examples of when the climate movement has contributed to meaningful progress. The marches ahead of COP 21 emboldened world leaders to work out the Paris agreement, tireless advocacy for a carbon fee and dividend system has led to the adoption of such policies in Switzerland and Canada, and the school strike movement continues to amplify our sense of emergency. 

But as we know progress has been much too slow.  We already experience the effects global warming has on our security, well-being, and social stability.  Security analysts and military personnel are often among the most forthcoming about the seriousness of our situation, as it is in their DNA to assess systematic risks.

This is a broadcast about hope through activism and the clarity of the security perspective. Welcome!

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Cathy Orlando Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada, Jamie DeMarco Citizens’ Climate Lobby , Andreas Follér Head of Sustainability Scania, Isabelle Axelsson Fridays For Future, Nick Nuttall Earth Day Network, Jill Kubit Our Kids' Climate, Jamie Margolin This is Zero hour, Ian Dunlop Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, Neil Morisetti Vice Dean Public Policy, Faculty of Engineering Sciences UCL, Dr. Sweta Chakraborty We Don't Have Time US Representative and Mårten Thorslund CMO & CSO of We Don't Have Time .

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Climate Action News is an online, interactive broadcast for the climate, all about action and sustainable solutions. We invite our community, climate advocacy groups, leaders, and businesses to share their knowledge and insights in an interactive broadcast. As always, it is a strictly no-fly, online event.

When:                     10 October 2019
Broadcast:            19:00-20:00 CEST (find out local time)
Live-chat:              19:00-20:30 CEST
Where:                    Online
Admission:            Free of charge

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Hosts and Guests

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson (SWE)

Hosting this global broadcast is Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, an expert moderator, lecturer and devoted workshop-leader in facilitating sustainable development. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, local municipalities, and universities. She lectures based on the UN Sustainable Global Development Goals internationally and has TV-skills from her background as a television program host at SVT, Swedish Public Television.

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Peter Jansen (RU)
Tv-Host and Forbes Leadership Coach

Peter has more than two decades of international experience in emotional intelligence and leadership coaching. Coaching leaders in more than 25 countries through direct one on one coaching as well as group coaching, seminars and workshops, and with four years of international radio hosting experience. Peter has directly impacted over one million people and has been recognized for his results by Forbes, where he continues to write and collaborate on leadership and change through Emotional Intelligence.

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Cathy Orlando (CA)
Founder of Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada, Scientist, Board member We Don´t Have Time Foundation

Cathy Orlando has put her words to work for the climate by getting letters and opinion pieces published in newspapers in every province in Canada. When she’s not safeguarding the climate alongside the best volunteers on the planet, you can probably find her stargazing, dancing, reading books not about climate change, hanging out with her husband Sanjiv, and mothering her three cherished daughters. Cathy is National Director: Canada's Citizens Climate Lobby at Citizens' Climate Lobby.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Our consistently respectful, nonpartisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions.

In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community.

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Jamie Margolin (US)
Founder & Co-Executive Director of Zero Hour

Jamie Margolin is a 17-year-old writer, activist, organizer, rebel and high schooler. Frustrated by the inaction of elected officials and the fact that youth voices were almost always ignored in the conversation around climate change and the profound impact that it would have on young people, Jamie started gathering several of her friends in the summer of 2017 to start organizing something big, something hard to ignore!

Jamie realized that a national day of mass action, led by youth, would be an ideal platform to ensure that young voices were not only centered in this conversation, but that elected officials and adults would hear their voices loud and clear!By the end of the summer, young activists from across the country, from diverse backgrounds, had joined the team and the Zero Hour movement had started taking shape.

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Nick Nuttall (UK)
Director Strategic Communications, Earth Day Network

Hailing from the North of England, Nick supports Earth Day Network with a focus on international strategic communications and advice. Nick graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, with a Bachelor of Science. Previously with the Times Newspaper London, the U.N. Environment and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Nick was the Director of Communications and Spokesperson for the Paris Agreement of 2015. A passionate fan of English football team Burnley, Nick is also often seen warbling backing vocals at concerts for the German pop singer/songwriter Bernadette La Hengst

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Dr. Sweta Chakraborty (US)
Risk and Behavioral Scientist, US representative We Don´t Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist. She is recognized as an expert communicator who helps household decision-makers better understand existing and emerging risks to be better prepared to thrive on a rapidly changing planet. From climate change, food and water insecurity and scarcity, social strife, over-population, and pandemics, Dr. Chakraborty is the go-to person to learn the truth about, implications of, and the solutions to the risks that threaten human security and well-being.

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Mårten Thorslund
CMO and Sustainability Officer We Don't Have Time

Full-time Employed Climate Activist as Chief Marketing and Sustainability Officer at We Don't Have Time.
Our work is unfortunately never done though I'd hoped we wouldn't have had to found this organisation in the first place. Had the Towers of Power acted upon the (climate) science decades ago we would already be on safe ground.  In the absence of climate action we have to BE and PROVIDE the solutions our leaders should have been and taken a long time ago. #TogetherWeAreTheSolution 

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Jamie DeMarco (US)
State-Level Carbon Pricing Coordinator Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Jamie DeMarco coordinates and assists efforts across the United States to advocate for carbon pricing legislation that matches the values of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. While CCL remains laser-focused on passing a national carbon fee and dividend legislation, there is growing grassroots energy to work toward state level carbon pricing policies. Jamie is dedicated to passing state level legislation that will serve as a model and inspiration for national lawmakers.Before joining the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Jamie worked on the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Campaign, trying to pass legislation in Maryland that would expand renewable electricity in the state to 50% by 2030. A Quaker, Jamie has also worked at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, the Quaker lobby organization that created the Gibson Resolution.

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Ian Dunlop (AU)
Senior Member, Advisory Board, Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration

Ian T. Dunlop is an Australian engineer, writer and energy expert with a particular interest in the interaction of corporate governance, corporate responsibility and sustainability. He is currently an independent advisor on climate change and energy governance, as well as Chairman of Safe Climate Australia, Director of Australia 21, Deputy Convenor of the Australian Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas, a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development, and a member of Mikhail Gorbachev’s Climate Change Task Force. Previously, Ian and worked in oil, gas and coal exploration and production, and in a scenario and long-term energy planning. He was a senior executive of Royal Dutch Shell for many years and CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (1997-2001). He chaired the Australian Coal Associations (1987-88) and the Australian Greenhouse Office Experts Group on Emissions Trading which developed the first emissions trading system design for Australia (1998-200). 

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Neil Morisetti (UK)
Vice Dean Public Policy, Faculty of Engineering Sciences UCL

Neil Morisetti joined University College London in January 2014, initially as the Director of Strategy for the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, and since September 2016 as Vice Dean (Public Policy) Engineering Sciences. Before that he worked for the UK government, both as an officer in the Royal Navy, where appointments included, Commander UK Maritime Forces and Commandant of the Joint Services Command and Staff College, and latterly in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Between 2009 -2013 he acted as the UK Government Climate and Energy Security Envoy, and then the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change.

A graduate of the University of East Anglia, he is an Honorary Professor at UCL and an Associate Fellow of Chatham House. Beyond UCL, he acts, in the UK, as a member of the Advisory Board for Carbon Tracker, whilst in the US he is a member of the Military Advisory Board of the Washington DC based think tank CNA.

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Isabelle Axelsson (SWE)
Fridays for future Sweden

Isabelle Axelsson is a master student at Stockholm University and has been involved in climate and environmental issues for years. She began to school strike for the climate as part of the FridaysForFuture movement last December at the age of 17.

Since then, she has been involved in organizing the major global strikes in Stockholm, as well as making contacts internationally with strikers around the world. 

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Andreas Follér (SWE)
Head of Sustainability Scania Group

Andreas is the Head of Sustainability at Scania with a responsibility to drive and coordinate sustainability at the corporate level. In this role he work with central functions in the company to develop and communicate Scania’s ambitions in the area. Previously to Scania, Andreas has been working with sustainability issues for the last 19 years. Over the years, he has been working in the nexus between strategy, management and education in energy, pharmaceuticals, automotive and in the textile industry. Additionally, he has operated his own business as well as having worked with climate change issues for the World Wildlife Fund, WWF.

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Jill Kubit (US)
Co- founder of Our Kids´ Climate

Jill is a founding member of the Our Kids’ Climate global climate-parent collaboration. Jill is also the director and co-founder of DearTomorrow. Her work has been recognized by the MIT Climate Co-Lab, the Grist 50, TED, Vox, Public Radio International, Yale, and BECC.  She is focused on building three main areas on climate: creativity and culture, the parents movement, and integrating social science and practice. She advises dozens of start-up founders and leaders on social entrepreneurship and climate communications.

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Jerome Foster II (US)
Student, Entrepreneur and Climate reporter

Jerome Foster II is a 17-year-old African-American author, Harvard environmental law school dual-enrollment student, climate change activist, high school senior, and virtual reality/augmented reality business owner. Jerome strikes in front of the White House and coordinated and led the climate march from the White House to the Supreme Court as apart of the Climate Strikes Movement on March 15th, he is the Founder and Executive Director of OneMillionOfUs, which is mobilizing a new generation too young people across the world to understand the power of their voice and the impact of their vote.

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We Don't Have Time

We Don’t Have Time is a social media network for people who want to be a part of the solution to the climate crisis. If a large enough number of people want change, and if that energy is directed towards those in charge – change comes. But we don’t have time to wait. The social network is operated by the company WeDontHaveTime AB (publ), whose majority shareholder is the WeDontHaveTime Foundation. The Foundation’s principal purpose is to contribute to a reduced climate impact and an ecologically sustainable environment. Our headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden.