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27
Aug
2021
 
28
Aug
2021
 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow was originally planned for November 2020. While it was postponed for a year, the advancing climate emergency was not. Join GEF at the Polish Green Days for three seminars highlighting key issues in our collective fight for climate justice!   

About the Event: 

The past year has taught us painful but vital lessons about our relation to nature, the importance of often underfunded public services, and other topics which the Greens have been highlighting for years. Yet as the green wave continues rolling, and with pandemic lessons fresh on our mind, now is precisely the time to refocus attention on key challenges like the climate emergency and to ensure that green-minded activists and politicians are ready to take responsibility at all levels.       

The annual Green Days conference is an important moment of learning and exchange for the green movement in Poland and beyond. GEF is hosting three sessions at this event – tackling important topics on the road to COP26. We will address the question of rare-earth metals, a crucial but challenging aspect of the energy and digital transition. We will also ask ourselves what feminist climate policy looks like, heading to Glasgow. Finally, we focus on agriculture – a sector that is at times particularly hard to reach in our pursuit of a climate emergency economy.  

Context: 

These seminars are being organised as part of the transnational projects Climate Emergency Economy, Metals for a Green and Digital Europe, and Feminists in the Climate Movement. For more information about each of these projects and the other partners involved, please check out their respective project pages on the GEF website.  

Speakers:

To be announced!  

Programme:  

Friday, August 27th  

11:30 – 13:00 “Agriculture friendly for climate, farmers, biodiversity, consumer health, animal welfare and future generations – utopia or necessity?” 

[timing TBC] “Metals for a Green and Digital Europe” 

Saturday, August 28th 

[timing TBC] “Women on the way to Glasgow – climate and feminist diplomacy and foreign policy” 

More details to be announced shortly! 

Practicalities: 

The summer school will be taking place in person at the junction of three provinces: Wielkopolskie, Zachodniopomorskie and Lubuskie, in the Pestkownica settlement belonging to the Krzyż Wielkopolski commune, in the Drawska Great Forest – 200 km east of Berlin. Hybrid/virtual participation will be possible, and several sessions will be livestreamed to YouTube. 

Please check back here soon for more details on practicalities and registration. In the meantime, you can contact Ewa Sufin-Jacquemart (ewa.sufin@strefazieleni.org) with any urgent questions. 

 


These summer school sessions are organised by the Green European Foundation, with the support of Strefa Zieleni and the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. 

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