MAKING SENSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON CRETE – TAKING ACTION
TEDxEuropeanSustainabilityAcademy, online event: 17th October 1300 – 1730, Crete time, as part of the TED Countdown global launch to share ideas and showcases solutions, technologies and actions for addressing the global climate change emergency.
Due to the current pandemic restrictions, diverse speakers gave live talks via webinar. Attendees were from diverse locations with many from island states, suffering similar climate change crisies as Crete. Discussions were built in to the agenda for knowledge sharing and collaborative networking. The event closed with a CALL TO ACTION!
The content of these talks is very practical and grounded in suggestions for local action.
There is no more time for abstract theories.
The programme focusses on answering 3 core questions.
- What climate change impacts have you noticed on Crete? (or your own island)
- How do you envisage 10 years from now (2030) if no action for change is taken urgently?
- What actions for change would you like to see happening to reduce GHGs and prevent global warming from exceeding 1.5 degrees?
Themes of taking action will apply to one or all of 5 areas of: energy, transport, materials, food and nature.
13.00 Opening: Welcome address from Sharon Jackson in English followed by Greek translation by Panos Karachalios.
13.10 TED Countdown official event opening video
13.15 Global climate emergency and what that means on Crete: Sharon Jackson, Founder, Director, The European Sustainability Academy (ESA) Crete.
13.30 Sustainable Mobility on EU islands: Prof. Theocharis Tsoutsos, Director, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Lab. Technical University of Crete.
13.45 The Exemplary Case of EIT, Urban Mobility, HUB, Malta: Gonca Kara Demir, Senior Research Officer, Research & Innovation MCAST, Malta, Camille Bon Lead Project Manager of the Project Aegle Foundation and Malta EIT Urban Mobility Hub and , Rafael Pascual-Leone Communities & Projects Officer Valletta Design Cluster.
Followed by discussion
14.15 The devastation of storm Oceanis; A Mayor's perspective, February 2019: K. Kiriakakis, Cretan filmmaker
14.30 Greening Energy in Greece: Prof. Phoebe Koundouri, Professor School of Economics, Director ReSEES Research Laboratory, AUEB; President-Elect, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
14.45 Progressing Green Energy Solutions: Dr. Dawid Hanak, School of Water, Energy and Environment, Cranfield University. Followed by discussion
15.15 Pioneering Regenerative Manufacturing - circular economy in swim and gym wear: Jo Godden, Founder and Director of Ruby Moon. Followed by discussion
15.45 Creating Networks for Developing Sustainable Food Destinations: Kostas Bouyouris, Co-founder & Chief Operation Officer, Local Food Experts.
16.00 Tackling Food Waste in a post Covid19 era: Vee Bougani, CEO, Co-founder, Sustainable Food Movement in Greece.
Followed by discussion.
16.30 Nature and Humans in Crete: how to make this relationship work: Evelyn Bakinta, MSc, Founder of Chic Greek Gifts, The Cultural Gift Boutique
Followed by discussion.
17.00 How Investment is progressing climate action – Michael Spanos, Founder & Managing Director of Global Sustain Group, Expert Advisor to the European Commission on the Sustainable Development Goals.
17.15 Closing remarks and CALL to ACTION – Sharon Jackson and Panos Karachalios
BONUS: Talking Heads: The voices of Cretan women about climate change in their lives.
Language: Greek and English
Hosted from the Off-Grid, PV powered, natural materials, biophilia designed, European Sustainability Academy (ESA) building in Drapanos, Apokoronas, Crete.
Chania, Kriti, 73800
- Event type:
- Countdown (What is this?)
Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.