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5 climate sessions you won’t want to miss at SEWF22

by Mirabelle Morah / August 2022

What’s on the agenda for SEWF22 (28-29 September)? You spoke about wanting to be inspired, to act and raise awareness on climate issues and we listened! We’ve got a line-up of sessions where you’ll learn from those who have paved the way in taking action on climate-related issues and you’ll discover what’s driving the next chapter of this important global conversation. Climate Solutions is one of five key themes at this year’s event. 

Here are five sessions you can’t miss if you’re ready to get inspired and make some change.   

1. Opening day 2 and Fireside with India Miro Logan-Riley (hybrid) 

Thursday, 29 September 2022, 23:00 – 00:00 (GMT) | 09:00 – 10:00 (AEST) 

India Miro Logan-Riley, Climate Justice Organiser at ActionStation (Aotearoa New Zealand) will be opening and speaking in this fireside session. India’s pathway into the climate justice movement was through the Māori heritage space and lived experience of climate injustice. They dream of resilient communities where everyone is safe and joyful.

2. Climate emergency: what role will social enterprises play? (hybrid) 

Thursday, 29 September 2022, 5:30 – 6:15 (GMT) | 15:30 – 16:15 (AEST)  

The emergency is upon us and we must all be part of the solution but are social enterprises responding to climate change with the urgency that’s required? What more can and should be done at the individual, organisation and community level? 

In this session, Chin Ching Soo (Westpac Group, Australia) will lead the discussion and will be joined by Rowan Foley (Aboriginal Carbon Foundation, Australia), India Miro Logan-Riley (ActionStation, Aotearoa New Zealand) and Litia Taukäve (Loving Islands Foundation, Fiji). 

Also read:  June opportunities for social entrepreneurs

3. Fireside with Kate Raworth, founder of Doughnut Economics (online) 

Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 (GMT) | 20:00 – 21:00 AEST 

Join Kate Raworth in this Fireside session. Kate is a self-declared renegade economist from the UK, recognised globally for ‘Doughnut Economics’ – a new approach to economic thinking that focuses on humanity thriving between social and planetary boundaries.  

4. Food systems: using environmental knowledge to shape the world around us (in-person)

Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 01:30 – 02:15 (GMT) | 11:30 – 12:15 (AEST) 

The current food system is unsustainable and urgent change is needed. Join Chris Ennis (CERES, Australia) Patricia Torres (Mayi Harvest, Australia) and Flora Vano (Action Aid Vanuatu, Vanuatu) in this session. Discover some of the social enterprise solutions that are working to change the current food system for the better and make the most of the food we produce, using innovation and traditional knowledge.

5. Rural land – ownership, management and stewardship for community benefit (in-person)

Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 5:30 – 6:15 (GMT) | 15:30 – 16:15 (AEST) 

Climate disasters and increasing pressure on rural economies have increased the focus on rural land management, ownership and stewardship. This discussion will bring together Australian and global, Indigenous and non-Indigenous approaches. 

Brady Cronin (ACRE, Australia) is leading this session and is joined by Cissy Gore-Birch (Indigenous Carbon Industry Network, Australia), Finlay MacLennan (Community Land Outer Hebrides, Scotland) and Victor Steffensen, Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation (Australia). 

The climate emergency needs action now! Are you and your social enterprise playing a role in fighting for climate justice? Check out the full program here. Start with these five sessions and then continue learning as you fill your schedule with even more sessions, workshops, keynotes and discussions. Don’t miss out! 

Also read:  July opportunities

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⏤ Written by SEWF 2022 Co-host, White Box Enterprises

Mirabelle Morah is the community and communications manager at SEWF