We are very excited to announce the December Edition of TEDx Archivorum, the eight event in our virtual series of talks, where international guests will join the Global Countdown to fight climate change together!
Countdown is an attempt to bring together anyone who wants to better understand or do something about the single biggest crisis we face: climate change.
Despite the pandemic’s harmful economic and social effects, our climate crisis has not lost its urgency. It is our obligation to engage on a path that does not bring us back to "normal" ("normal" is what got us here) but that projects us towards something "better”.
The December Edition of TEDx Archivorum will take place on the 16th of December from 3.00 pm to 6.45 pm (CET) on Zoom.
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We are extremely proud to be able to present you with some truly exceptional guests. All of them are profoundly committed to mitigating climate change, implementing sustainability, and continuously striving to achieve significant, lasting changes in the world:
Raoni Rajão is a professor in Environmental Management and the Social Studies of Science & Technology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), and an affiliated member of the Brazilian Academy of Science. His research focuses on climate and forest policies in Brazil. He has collaborated with different international and multilateral agencies and has advised senior officials from both state and federal governments. He holds a Laurea from the University of Milan-Bicocca, and a PhD from Lancaster University.
Dr. Rodolfo Werner is a marine biologist who has devoted his professional career to the study and conservation of the Patagonian Sea, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica. For the last 18 years, Rodolfo has been working as an advisor to The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Antarctic Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) on issues such as wildlife conservation, marine protected areas and Antarctic krill fisheries management. Rodolfo has participated in several Antarctic expeditions and documentaries.
Peter Liversidge is an artist based in London, UK. He writes proposals for exhibitions and projects that range from the simple to the impossible. All proposals start in the same way: as a typed A4 piece of paper. Liversidge says of his proposals that: “…it's important that some of the proposals are actually realised, but no more so than the others that remain only as typed text on a piece of A4 paper.” He experiments with the idea of what is possible (as an individual and within a group) often realised as objects, performances, happenings or simple interventions.
Ben Saunders spent two decades leading polar expeditions. He is one of three people in history to ski solo to both the North and South poles, and he holds the world record for the longest ever polar journey on foot. Now, Ben is focusing on climate technology and cross-border investment, encouraging businesses and individuals to invest into saving Antarctica's nature.
Please get involved directly or indirectly with our TEDx Archivorum initiative, and let us know about potential solutions, local projects and community efforts that you personally fight for every day or are aware of. An idea is exponentially magnified when people talk, discuss and brainstorm from different perspectives!
How can we as individuals, communities and organizations contribute to shaping a better future?
Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.