Please use the following links to join the "Young People and Global Climate Action" forum.

17 February - link
18 February - link

The forum is taking place on:
17 February from 10.00 to 13.30 GMT
18 February from 10.00 to 12.30 GMT


You will have an option of using Q&A button to ask our speakers a question.

Please make sure that you use Zoom app rather that browser version as some functions, such as interpretation, may not be available.

The forum will run with synchronised translation. You will be able to choose English or Russian language from your Zoom menu (Interpretation button).

Looking forward to seeing you online,
University Alliance Team

17 February 2022,
10:00 – 13:30 UK/
13:00 – 16:30 Moscow


18 February 2022,
10:00 – 12:30 UK/
13:00 – 15:30 Moscow


Young People and
Global Climate Action

Climate crisis is the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced. Alarm bells have been raised as the evidence of inexorable warming of the planet points to the possibility of the destruction of earth and its systems that nurture human existence, if we continue the way we live now. Tackling this challenge needs a multi-stakeholder approach where everyone is open to understanding, acknowledging and acting now in order to protect the lives of next generations on this planet.

This conference is an opportunity to share experience of young people engagement in climate action at the local, national and global levels. According to UN estimates, there are 1.21 billion young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the world today, accounting for 15.5 per cent of the global population.

The need to include youth voices has become more pressing than ever as young people, whose futures are threatened by accelerating global heating, are increasingly demanding action towards a more just, equitable, and climate-resilient society.

Most of the world climate challenges we face today require joint global effort, and youth can play an important role in the climate-related policy formulation as well as its implementation when engaged and empowered effectively.

During the forum we will explore existing youth initiatives in Russia and UK, discuss the role of youth as essential partners in the fight against climate change, and talk about how we can share best practices and develop new partnerships to educate, empower and engage youth in climate action and encourage their participation in designing and implementing climate policies.
One day will be focused on students initiatives and the second day will target early career researchers who could be a real driving force for the climate action.

During the forum we will aim not only to showcase best examples of students initiatives and share best practices but we'll work on building more links between students associations and organisations as well as universities and research groups.
Speakers
Antoinette Nestor
Engagement Manager, Cambridge Zero and Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge, University of Cambridge, read more
Anna Begeba
Project manager, regional environmental movement "Clean North - Clean Country", read more
Adrian Fenton
Senior Consultant, Science Team, British Council, read more
John Leo Algo
Deputy Executive Director of Living Laudato Si Philippines, Finalist of FameLab Climate Change Communicators, read more
Liz Price
Professor of Environmental Education, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor Sustainability, Manchester Metropolitan University, read more
Alexander Chubrik
PhD student at iPhD "Biomaterial Science", engineer at the Centre for Strategic Initiatives, Scientific and Educational Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Research Centre for Composite Materials, Head of the Student Scientific Union of the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, read more
Kaya Axelsson
Net Zero Policy Engagement Fellow, Environmental Change Institute, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford,
read more

Ekaterina Kukhtenko
Head of ITMO University Environmental Club ITMO.Green, read more
Alyona Tarasova
Cofounder of Non-Profit Organization «Student volunteer centre of ITMO University», manager of Student Initiatives Support Department ITMO University, read more
Matthew Lawson
Senior Programme Manager, Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, University of Edinburgh, read more
Sergey Lisenkov
2nd year Master's student at the Institute of Earth Sciences, Ecology and Environmental Management, Research Engineer of the Department of Geoecology and Rational Nature Management, St. Petersburg State University, read more
Ekaterina Tatur
3rd year student, BSc Applied Informatics in Arts and Humanities, member of the Board of the St. Petersburg State University Volunteer Centre from the Faculty of Arts,
read more

Arthur Ishteev
Engineer, Laboratory of Advanced Solar Energy at NUST MISIS, read more
Frederik Lloyd Zitzmann
3rd year PhD Candidate at the University of York, read more
Dmitry Makarov
Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Fundamental and Applied Physics, Chairman of the Council of Young Scientists, Northern Arctic Federal University, read more
Harriet Hartshorne
4th Year Student, BSc Honours Food Technology and Product Development, Harper Adams University, read more
Mikhail Gorbounov
MSc, AMIChemE, PhD Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering, Brunel University London, read more
Vadim Kuznetsov
Director for Sustainability and Climate at BRICS Youth Energy Agency,
read more

Amy Munro-Faure
PhD, Engagement Manager at Cambridge Zero, the University of Cambridge, read more
Tom Evans
Policy Advisor, Climate Diplomacy & Geopolitics, E3G, read more
Alexandra Scott
Programme Lead Climate Diplomacy and Geopolitics, E3G, read more
Alexander Kormishin
Chairperson at the BRICS Youth Energy Agency, Supervisor for Rosatom's Impact Team 2050, a Global Partnership with Youth, read more
Georgy Safonov
Associate Professor, Department of World Economy, Director of Center for Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, National Research University Higher School of Economics, read more
Olga Dobrovidova
ITMO University and the Russian Association for Science Communication (AKSON), read more
Ivan Zasoursky
Chair of the New Media and Communications Theory in the School of Journalism, Moscow State University, read more
Angelina Davydova
Expert on international and Russian climate and environmental policies, civil society movements and media, director of an NGO "Office of Environmental Information' based in St.Petersburg, read more
Nichola Strandberg
Postgraduate research student at the University of Southampton in the UK, read more
Roman Sablin
STP, Eco-trainer, read more
Aysel Abasova
Winner of Destination Zero project, read more
Alexander Clark
Sustainability Manager, read more
Daniel Taylor
PhD Researcher, Aston University, Birmingham, read more
Hannah Bowey
Sustainability Coordinator, University of St Andrews, read more
Ekaterina Zimakova
Head of the Department for Organization and Methodological Support of Work with Talented Youth, Chair of Student Union, Lomonosov Moscow State University and MSU students, read more
Izza Meyer
British Council Pakistan, read more
Programme
Day 1, Thursday, 17 February 2022
10:00 UK/13:00 Moscow Welcome to the forum

Moderator – Angelina Davydova, expert on international and Russian climate and environmental policies, civil society movements and media, director of an NGO "Office of Environmental Information' based in St. Petersburg, Russia
10:10/13:10 Session 1: Global initiatives engaging youth in climate change discussion – case studies
Speakers: Alexandra Scott, Izza Meyer, Anam Zeb, Alexander Kormishin, Adrian Fenton, John Leo Algo, Antoinette Nestor, Anna Begeba, Adrian Fenton, Aysel Abasova
Alexandra Scott, Programme Lead Climate Diplomacy and Geopolitics, E3G

Izza Meyer,
British Council Pakistan with Anam Zeb, Co-Founder, Climate Action Pakistan Topic: Global Youth Letter and 8000 Rising Campaign

Alexander Kormishin, Chairperson at the BRICS Youth Energy Agency, Supervisor for Rosatom's Impact Team 2050, a Global Partnership with Youth

Adrian Fenton, Senior Consultant, Science Team, British Council and John Leo Algo, Deputy Executive Director of Living Laudato Si Philippines, Finalist of FameLab Climate Change Communicators

Antoinette Nestor, Engagement Manager, Cambridge Zero and Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge, University of Cambridge

Anna Begeba, Project manager, regional environmental movement "Clean North - Clean Country"

Adrian Fenton, Senior Consultant, Science Team, British Council with Aysel Abasova, winner of Destination Zero project

11:20/14:20 Q&A
11:30/14:30 Session 2: Sustainability in Universities
Speakers: Liz Price, Alexander Chubrik, Kaya Axelsson, Alyona Tarasova, Ekaterina Kukhtenko, Matthew Lawson, Ekaterina Zimakova, Alexander Clark, Hannah Bowey, Sergey Lisenkov, Ekaterina Tatur
Liz Price, Professor of Environmental Education, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor Sustainability, Manchester Metropolitan University

Alexander Chubrik, PhD student at iPhD "Biomaterial Science", engineer at the Center for Strategic Initiatives, Scientific and Educational Center for Biomedical Engineering, Research Center for Composite Materials, Head of the Student Scientific Union, National University of Science and Technology MISIS

Kaya Axelsson, Net Zero Policy Engagement Fellow, Environmental Change Institute, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford

Alyona Tarasova,
Cofounder of Non-Profit Organization «Student volunteer center of ITMO University», manager of Student Initiatives Support Department ITMO University and Ekaterina Kukhtenko, Head of ITMO University Environmental Club ITMO.Green

Matthew Lawson, Senior Programme Manager, Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, University of Edinburgh

Ekaterina Zimakova, Head of the Department for Organization and Methodological Support of Work with Talented Youth, Chair of Student Union, Lomonosov Moscow State University and MSU students

Alexander Clark, Sustainability Manager and Hannah Bowey, Sustainability Coordinator, University of St Andrews

Sergey Lisenkov, 2nd year Master's student at the Institute of Earth Sciences, Ecology and Environmental Management, Research Engineer of the Department of Geoecology and Rational Nature Management, St. Petersburg State University and Ekaterina Tatur, 3rd year student, Bachelor of Applied Informatics in Arts and Humanities, member of the Board of the St. Petersburg State University Volunteer Centre from the Faculty of Arts

12:50/15:50 Q&A – 30 min
13:20/16:20 - Moderator to round up the event
13:30/16:30 END
Day 2, Friday, 18 February 2022

10:00 UK/13:00 Moscow
Welcome to the forum


Moderator – Angelina Davydova, expert on international and Russian climate and environmental policies, civil society movements and media, director of an NGO "Office of Environmental Information' based in St.Petersburg, Russia
10:10/13:10 Session 1: Early Career Researchers: Shaping the future
Speakers: Arthur Ishteev, Frederik Lloyd Zitzmann, Dmitry Makarov, Harriet Hartshorne, Mikhail (Mike) Gorbounov, Nichola A. Strandberg, Daniel Taylor
Arthur Ishteev, Engineer, Laboratory of Advanced Solar Energy at NUST MISIS

Frederik Lloyd Zitzmann, 3rd year PhD Candidate at the University of York

Dmitry Makarov,
Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Fundamental and Applied Physics, Chairman of the Council of Young Scientists, Northern Arctic Federal University

Harriet Hartshorne
,
4th year Student, BSc Honours Food Technology and Product Development, Harper Adams University

Mikhail (Mike) Gorbounov, MSc, AMIChemE, PhD Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering, Brunel University London

Nichola A. Strandberg (she/her),
PhD Researcher, Ocean and Earth Science | SPITFIRE DTP, University of Southampton

Daniel Taylor, PhD Researcher, Aston University, Birmingham

11:20/14:20 Q&A – 10 min
11:30/14:30 Session 2: Round table discussion: Call for Climate Change Action
Speakers: Vadim Kuznetsov, Amy Munro-Faure, Tom Evans, Georgy Safonov, Alexander Kormishin, Olga Dobrovidova, Roman Sablin, Ivan Zassoursky
Setting the Scene:

Vadim Kuznetsov,
Director for Sustainability and Climate at BRICS Youth Energy Agency

Amy Munro-Faure, PhD, Engagement Manager at Cambridge Zero, the University of Cambridge

Round table discussion participants:

Tom Evans, Policy Advisor, Climate Diplomacy & Geopolitics, E3G

Georgy Safonov,
PhD, Associate Professor, Department of World Economy, Director of Center for Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Alexander Kormishin, Chairperson at the BRICS Youth Energy Agency, Supervisor for Rosatom's Impact Team 2050, a Global Partnership with Youth

Olga Dobrovidova, Eco-journalist

Roman Sablin, STP, Eco-trainer

Ivan Zassoursky, PhD, Head of New Media and Communications Theory Studies Dept in the School of Journalism, Moscow State University

12:20/15:20 Moderator to round up the event
12:30/15:30 END
Organisers and Partners
Contacts
university.alliance2021@gmail.com