Climate change / all change

beyond COP26 – growing the ‘collective climatic intelligence’

So far the COP26 outcome seems messy and problematic – some positive signals on forests, finance and the ‘ratchet’ effect – along with greenwash and hypocrisy… as explored in the  Climate-wise. pages

Whether progress is led by policy or business, civil society or citizens, there’s an urgent need for growing the ‘collective climatic intelligence’ – the capacity for collaboration in learning, innovation and co-production, right across the board. 

The first step is to bring to the surface the ‘big bad world’ challenges – power, corruption, financialization, inequality, distrust and denial (to name a few).  Then we have a better chance of real progress on the targets and transformations now promised by many governments – both to (a) get others to commit, and (b) to turn such promises into reality. 

This workshop looks at the post-COP26 prospects for ‘collective climatic intelligence’, in transformative adaptation and mitigation. We demonstrate the Climate-wise toolkit , with insights on collective intelligence from the Deeper City (https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315765860   

Time: Friday February 4th – 1200 GMT  (note revised date)

  • Part 1:  1200-1330 – main discussion
  • Part 2: 1330-1430 – interactive in the (online) experimental zone

Panel includes:

  • Prof. Kevin Anderson, Uppsala University and University of Manchester
  • Prof. Sudhir Chella Rajan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Mark Atherton, Director of Environment, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Joe Ravetz, Manchester Urban Institute

Briefing paper – Climate-wise toolkit – briefing paper 1 – Jan 2021

Registration – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-sight-30-tickets-171766848267

Enquiries – contact  joe.ravetz@manchester.ac.uk