Last week, September 19-23 2022, was Climate Week in New York City. Frank Niepold, NOAA’s Climate Education Coordinator, attended the 2022 Global Futures Conference (GF22), held from September 20-22 within The Nest Summit at the Javits Center. Frank gave a keynote titled “A Safe Digital World providing for Security, Equity, and Education: Case for Accelerating Climate Action through Empowerment”. As a national and international leader in climate literacy and empowerment, Frank framed the ways education, engagement, training and workforce development are essential to accelerating communities climate actions in line with the science determined climate goals.
The conference explored critical actions for global transformational change, providing an opportunity for attendees to discuss the 10 ‘must-have’ outcomes and ‘must-do’ actions that can accelerate the necessary transformations to a safe, just and habitable planet for all by governments, corporations and multilateral institutions. Co-convened by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory™ at Arizona State University and the Earth League, GF22 brought together members of the public and private sectors, scientists, youth and activists from around the globe to formulate a bold and actionable agenda to push the boundaries of discourse on what can and must be done now. The conference provided an opportunity for the community to shape the agenda for governments, corporations and multilateral institutions. Conference leaders will publish and promote a roadmap that outlines the far-reaching, crucial solutions developed at this conference–solutions that are simultaneously ambitious and achievable.
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