• 29 October 2020
  • 17:45-18:30

Transformative change – a collective call for global action

Plenaries, sessions and launchpads will be available in three languages: English, Spanish and French.

Two days of dialogue and debate will compel participants to get ready for a strong call to global action. But what is the action most urgently needed? So many of us are pleading for transformative change – but what does this actually require? Knowledgeable panellists will discuss the need for a fundamental, system-wide change across technological, economic and social factors, including changing paradigms, goals and values. To achieve such transformative change, we must move away from looking at biodiversity as a production factor towards seeing it as an integral part of life, without which we cannot survive. Moving from an economy of exploitation to an economy of restoration will require individual and collective behavioural change. Participants will actively join the discussion, and contribute to the transformative change which we will initiate here.