Virtual Summit Climate:Red

9-10 Sept

For everyone, everywhere

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Virtual Climate Summit 2020

Register to Climate:Red Summit now

200+ confirmed sessions 

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Submissions are closed, here you will find a preview of the confirmed speakers. We can’t wait to see you on the 9-10 September. 
His Royal Highness
His Royal Highness

The Prince of Wales

Executive Director of UN‑HABITAT
Executive Director of UN‑HABITAT

Maimunah Mohd Sharif

Director of the Adrienne Arsht‑Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
Director of the Adrienne Arsht‑Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Kathy Baughman McLeod

Y-adapt focal person from Ugandan Red Cross
Y-adapt focal person from Ugandan Red Cross

Emilotte Nantume

CEO & Founder, Algramo
CEO & Founder, Algramo

José Manuel Moller

Climate change editor, Thomson Reuters Foundations
Climate change editor, Thomson Reuters Foundations

Laurie Goering

Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operation (DG ECHO)
Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operation (DG ECHO)

Michael Köhler

Deputy State Secretary for Climate Policy, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Hungary
Deputy State Secretary for Climate Policy, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Hungary

Barbara Botos

Prime Minister Bangladesh
Prime Minister Bangladesh

Hon. Sheikh Hasina

Adjunct Professor for Climate Justice in Trinity College Dublin and Chair of The Elders
Adjunct Professor for Climate Justice in Trinity College Dublin and Chair of The Elders

Mary Robinson

Fridays for future
Fridays for future

Sofia Hernandez

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of the Marshall Islands
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of the Marshall Islands

Hon. Casten N. Nemra

Session Hosts
Handbook

Session Hosts Handbook
Download the Session Hosts Handbook

Your role as a session host is invaluable – and so is your role as a participant, so we also encourage you to join other sessions!

What you will find in the handbook:

  • A session host checklist with essential dates
  • A planning guide to get you started
  • A session design guide
  • Tips for effective facilitation and session planning
  • A list of resources.

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The Red Cross and Red Crescent will be running Climate:Red a fully virtual climate change summit on 9 – 10 September 2020.

Our network of 192 National Societies, 165,000 local branches and 14 million volunteers agreed that climate change is a critical challenge facing us in our Strategy 2030.

Climate change affects everyone, everywhere. Therefore, we will hold a summit where no country or person is excluded. This will be a summit with no flights. We will accommodate all time zones, it will run for 30 consecutive hours, so no one will miss out.

We believe that cost, location or connectivity should not stop anyone from joining conversations and taking action on one of the most important issues of the century. We will offer options for people with high and low-internet connectivity to participate fully. The summit will also be run in four languages; English, Spanish, French and Arabic.

Most of all, we want to recreate the feel of a real in-person summit. A summit is not just about listening, but connecting and building new ideas and initiatives, and you will be able to do just that.

The summit will feature:
  • Plenaries from high level speakers on climate change;
  • Interactive Panel Discussions and workshops;
  • Coffee Chats – meet random people in the coffee room and exchange ideas and digital business cards;
  • Co-creation sessions – work in small workshops with other National Societies or teams to build new initiatives, or if you are a Branch join the ‘Branches Connect’ sessions to be virtually linked to other branches around the world to explore new projects;
  • Virtual Tours – National Societies and partners can host a virtual tour of their climate related projects for summit participants;
  • Innovation Pitch Tent – staff, volunteers and young people from National Societies will be able to submit innovative project ideas for climate initiatives. Finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas at a special pitch tent at the summit where judges and audiences will vote for the winning projects.  Winners will receive grant funding to help implement their projects;
  • Games – there will be some fun digital games to participate in before and during the summit.

Strategy 2030 and The Movement Ambitions to Address the Climate Crisis sets out our collective vision on how we intend to meet the challenge. Now we need to translate that vision into action.

We can’t wait to meet you there.

Strive together 2020

“Time to act together for intensifying efforts to reduce our environmental impact and carbon footprint in the Humanitarian Supply Chain”

During the Climate:Red Summit, we aim to:

Act

What is the RCRC doing on climate? And what more we need to do? 

These problem- and solution-oriented sessions will be based on experiences and lessons learned.

Empower

What can we share and give to others? How can we support volunteers and communities we work with to address climate risks? 

These sessions will focus on capacity building and awareness-raising.

Influence

How can our auxiliary role and partnerships help influence change and raise ambition globally?

Focus of these sessions will be on policy engagements and humanitarian diplomacy from local to global level.

Transform

What changes are needed in the ways we work? How can we be fit for a future in a changing climate?

In these sessions we will look at innovations, greening and organisational changes.

Themes will include for example
  • Climate-smart DRR (disaster risk reduction)
  • Forecast-based financing and EWEA (early warning early action)
  • Health
  • Climate-resilient livelihoods, food and agriculture security
  • Water resource management
  • Conflict
  • Climate displacement
  • Urban
  • Youth and volunteers
  • Private sector
  • Policy (global to local)
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Sustainability, greening, mitigation and environment
Types of sessions can be
  • Get inspired (ignite talks, panels, live Q&A with experts)
  • Joint problem solving (doctor-patient clinics, fishbowls, workshop-style settings)
  • Connect to Collaborate (informal and formal meetings with others from around the network to discuss developing new initiatives together)
  • Innovation Station (test and pitch new ideas)
  • Virtual tours (COVID-permitting)
Get creative when pitching the type of session you want to offer. We are open to your ideas!

Excited and ready to host your own session?

In the coming weeks, we will announce how you can apply to host a session at the Virtual Climate Summit, so you can already begin to plan yours.  We are particularly interested in highly creative and engaging virtual sessions.

To stay updated on Climate:Red Summit planning, to receive information on how to host sessions in the summit, or to contribute ideas for the summit join our mailing list by writing to [email protected].

“Strategy 2030 that we adopted together at our General Assembly in December, recognises the climate and environmental crises as key challenges that is shaping our work now and will continue to do so in the coming decade”

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