1st TeRRIFICA Online Conference “Co-creation and Climate Action. How people can have an impact on climate adaptation and mitigation?

May 27, 2019

The first TeRRIFICA Online Conference was held on May 22nd 2019 from 10am to 2pm (CEST/Brussels time). Over 50 participants joint the 1st Online Conference of the project, organized by the Science Shop Vechta/Cloppenburg University of Vechta.

“Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. Mitigating its impacts and adapting to changes already taking place or impossible to avoid will require fundamental changes to societies and behaviours all over the world – as well as scientific breakthroughs, both technological and social” (Climate Change Adaptation – Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission). It is in this context the TeRRIFICA project emerges and organizes its 1st TeRRIFICA Online Conference. How can people have an impact on climate adaptation and mitigation? How can co-creation and participatory methodologies be implemented into climate action? These and other questions were discussed during the event.

The Conference started with the expert talk on co-creation given by Dr. Angela Connelly (University of Manchester). Her work relates to climate change adaptation, particularly around the understanding climate risk and the opportunities and constraints offered by new technologies. She works in a co-creative manner with other disciplines and local and national policymakers. More recently, she has become interested in exploring transdisciplinary knowledge practices relating to environmental change through, for example, exploring arts-based sustainability approaches and how they can contribute to the creation of inclusive urban visions.

The Conference also highlighted examples of good practices from six pilot regions in Belarus, France, Germany, Poland, Serbia and Spain that combine co-creation processes with climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. Participants learnt from good practice examples and discuss with international experts.

The video of the full conference is now available here. Watch and share!

1st TeRRIFICA Online Conference Program
• Expert talk on co-creation: Dr. Angela Connelly, University of Manchester
• Mutual learning from international insights: Good practice examples from the six pilot regions in Belarus, France, Germany, Poland, Serbia and Spain.
• Breakout rooms: in-depth discussion rounds
• Panel discussion: gathering the learning outcomes

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