Behavioural Science Shark Tank: Can children and youth really create impact in addressing the climate crisis?


Thursday, 30 September 2021 :: 12:00 to 13:30 pm (CET, Milan time)

Does climate change action have the desired impact? How can we really create educational initiatives and climate campaigns that contribute to adaptation and mitigation efforts? Youth “pitch” their actions and initiatives to a shark tank of behavior science experts to understand how their efforts could be optimized to increase impact.

In line with United Nations Secretary General’s priority area of behavior science the side event will highlight the importance of taking into consideration behavior and other barriers that are hindering climate change efforts. It will discuss how we can best balance civic action and individual changes in behavior to really achieve sustainable transitions and the role of youth in accelerating change. The panel discussion will also debate how policy can create the needed enabling environment.






Pitch #1: Lisanne Van Oosterhoud Youth Activist; WFF Champion, Project Manager Agriculture, Water & Food in FME 

Pitch #2: Ishita Lal Yadav Youth advocate for climate equity and a social-justice activist

Pitch#3: Germaine Umuraza Girl-Led Action on Climate Change Advocacy Manager with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

Shark: Michaela Barnett Behavioral scientist, PhD fellow at University of Virginia, founder of KnoxFill

Shark: Philipe Bujold Behavioral scientist at Rare's Center for Behavior & the Environment

Moderator: Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Join us, give us your views and learn how to join the new community to empower climate change and environmental action!

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