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Virtual Summit Climate:Red
For everyone, everywhere
Virtual Climate Summit 2020
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200+ confirmed sessions
His Royal Highness
The Prince of Wales
Executive Director of UN‑HABITAT
Maimunah Mohd Sharif
Director of the Adrienne Arsht‑Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
Kathy Baughman McLeod
Y-adapt focal person from Ugandan Red Cross
CEO & Founder, Algramo
José Manuel Moller
Climate change editor, Thomson Reuters Foundations
Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operation (DG ECHO)
Deputy State Secretary for Climate Policy, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Hungary
Prime Minister Bangladesh
Hon. Sheikh Hasina
Adjunct Professor for Climate Justice in Trinity College Dublin and Chair of The Elders
Fridays for future
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of the Marshall Islands
Hon. Casten N. Nemra
Session Hosts Handbook
Download the Session Hosts Handbook
Your role as a session host is invaluable – and so is your role as a participant, so we also encourage you to join other sessions!
What you will find in the handbook:
- A session host checklist with essential dates
- A planning guide to get you started
- A session design guide
- Tips for effective facilitation and session planning
- A list of resources.
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The Red Cross and Red Crescent will be running Climate:Red a fully virtual climate change summit on 9 – 10 September 2020.
Climate change affects everyone, everywhere. Therefore, we will hold a summit where no country or person is excluded. This will be a summit with no flights. We will accommodate all time zones, it will run for 30 consecutive hours, so no one will miss out.
We believe that cost, location or connectivity should not stop anyone from joining conversations and taking action on one of the most important issues of the century. We will offer options for people with high and low-internet connectivity to participate fully. The summit will also be run in four languages; English, Spanish, French and Arabic.
Most of all, we want to recreate the feel of a real in-person summit. A summit is not just about listening, but connecting and building new ideas and initiatives, and you will be able to do just that.
The summit will feature:
- Plenaries from high level speakers on climate change;
- Interactive Panel Discussions and workshops;
- Coffee Chats – meet random people in the coffee room and exchange ideas and digital business cards;
- Co-creation sessions – work in small workshops with other National Societies or teams to build new initiatives, or if you are a Branch join the ‘Branches Connect’ sessions to be virtually linked to other branches around the world to explore new projects;
- Virtual Tours – National Societies and partners can host a virtual tour of their climate related projects for summit participants;
- Innovation Pitch Tent – staff, volunteers and young people from National Societies will be able to submit innovative project ideas for climate initiatives. Finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas at a special pitch tent at the summit where judges and audiences will vote for the winning projects. Winners will receive grant funding to help implement their projects;
- Games – there will be some fun digital games to participate in before and during the summit.
Strategy 2030 and The Movement Ambitions to Address the Climate Crisis sets out our collective vision on how we intend to meet the challenge. Now we need to translate that vision into action.
We can’t wait to meet you there.
Strive together 2020
“Time to act together for intensifying efforts to reduce our environmental impact and carbon footprint in the Humanitarian Supply Chain”
During the Climate:Red Summit, we aim to:
These problem- and solution-oriented sessions will be based on experiences and lessons learned.
These sessions will focus on capacity building and awareness-raising.
Focus of these sessions will be on policy engagements and humanitarian diplomacy from local to global level.
In these sessions we will look at innovations, greening and organisational changes.
Themes will include for example
- Climate-smart DRR (disaster risk reduction)
- Forecast-based financing and EWEA (early warning early action)
- Climate-resilient livelihoods, food and agriculture security
- Water resource management
- Climate displacement
- Youth and volunteers
- Private sector
- Policy (global to local)
- Nature-based solutions
- Sustainability, greening, mitigation and environment
Types of sessions can be
- Get inspired (ignite talks, panels, live Q&A with experts)
- Joint problem solving (doctor-patient clinics, fishbowls, workshop-style settings)
- Connect to Collaborate (informal and formal meetings with others from around the network to discuss developing new initiatives together)
- Innovation Station (test and pitch new ideas)
- Virtual tours (COVID-permitting)
Excited and ready to host your own session?
In the coming weeks, we will announce how you can apply to host a session at the Virtual Climate Summit, so you can already begin to plan yours. We are particularly interested in highly creative and engaging virtual sessions.