Register now: Partnering Science and Law for Effective Climate Action

Welcome to the next Climate University workshop!

Program 

Wed 7.10. Climate Science 

9:00 Opening 

Keynote opening speech, Juhani Damski, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment (former Director of the Finnish Meteorological Institute)  

Changing the world together – welcome to Climate University community, Laura Riuttanen, University of Helsinki, coordinator of CU

9:20 Speed Networking 

9:50 Break  

10:00 Understanding global warming – what is the challenge from climate science to the society? 

What do the climate scientists want you to know about climate science? What are the current topics in climate science that are the most relevant to the society? Keynote speech by Sami Romakkaniemi, Research Professor, Finnish Meteorological Institute. Group work in break-out rooms.  

12:00 Lunch break

13:00  How to strengthen the climate and sustainability competencies of the society? 

Climate University is producing new online courses on sustainability and climate change by the end of year 2020. Welcome to get to know them!

13:30 Introducing the new CU courses 

In parallel break-out rooms:

  1. The Climate university courses: Sustainable.now,  SystemsChange.now and Solutions.now   
  2. Climate.now goes Nordic   
  3. Open discussion on climate science  
  4. Lukiolaisten Ilmasto.nyt 

15:45 Check-out of the day  

  

Thu 8.10. Law 

9:00 Opening 

Opening speech Tapio Määttä, Academic Rector, University of Eastern Finland

9:15 How can law help in the battle against climate change? 

This session will provide an overview of the evolution of climate law, the role of law in the battle against climate change and for climate justice. It will address what is happening with climate law internationally, the EU and in Finland, as well as highlight how UN climate negotiations work (and how experts in non-legal fields can support efforts for strong, science-based policies).

Keynote speeches by Kati Kulovesi, Professor of International Law, Univeristy of Eastern Finland, and Heta Heiskanen, Secretary-General of the Climate Panel

12:00 Lunch break (option to record #ClimateChallenges) 

13:00 Discussions & meetings:

Working in parallel breakout rooms:

  1. Discussion on gaps and challenges in climate science and law 
  2. Climate.now teachers’ meeting 
  3. Circular.now teachers’ meeting  
  4. #ClimateChallenges 

15:45 Check-out of the workshop

 

The workshop will be fully online and hosted by the University of Eastern Finland. Participation links and details will be sent to the registered participants before the workshop.

Register here registration extended until 5 October 12:00 EET!

 

Contact:

Santtu Mikkonen, University of Eastern Finland

Laura Riuttanen, University of Helsinki

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