This is the end of the human-centered era—but that doesn’t have to be the end of us. Not if we can seize this moment to begin relinquishing the idea of being the center of the universe, associated toxic ideas of exploiting and extracting the natural world, and shift instead towards societies—and economies— that honor and support all living systems—including human life itself.
How can Western societies become more attuned to nature again? Whose stories should we be listening to? How will we reckon with the inherent dilemma of net-positive goals, impact metrics, and ESG investing amid neoliberal economics? And how might more inclusive tech enable climate-positive and regenerative business and innovation?
The New Climate follows a weekly rhythm: at the beginning of each week, you’ll receive a compact email with the latest and greatest, including the upcoming live online sessions, on-demand content, and other updates.
The live sessions will take place on Zoom every Wednesday or Thursday at 5–6 p.m. CET | 11-12 a.m. EST | 8–9 a.m. PST. In case you miss a session, you’ll be able to find recordings in our library.
The real-time climate conversation will take on Discord, “a Slack for communities,” as they call it, which serve as a central hub for all communications and connections.
Highlights so far
Thursday, March 16 – Shifting the Climate Narrative
Amid climate apocalypticism, ChatGPT, and a Western-centric climate narrative, where are the stories, facts, and figures that tell the story of a climate-positive future through an intersectional lens?
w/ executive director of Intersectional Environmentalist Diandra Esparza, founder of Climate Operation Patricia Heizal Nagginda, associate professor of geometallurgy Simon Michaux, and co-founder of We Don’t Have Time David Olsson
Wednesday, March 22 – Exploring the Climate Metrics
Carbon offsets and credits: how legit are they, whom do they benefit, and whom do they harm? How can we redesign them to steer us towards climate positivity effectively?
w/ executive director of PACE (Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy) Ramona Liberoff, co-founder of Atem Alexandre Peschel, and corporate administrator at Coastal First Nations’ Great Bear Initiative Dani Warren
Stay tuned for updates here.