The New Climate is an eight-week decentralized online conference on ecological intelligence and inclusive tech for a life-centered economy.
Brought to you by HoBB in partnership with INDEED Innovation and Gryphon Agency, it will take place on March 10 – May 5, 2023; the participation is free.
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.
Friday, March 10
Entering the New Climate
Who else is in the room? How to best take part, and what to expect?
w/ your fellow attendees
Thursday, March 16
Shifting the Climate Narrative
Amid climate apocalypticism, ChatGPT, and Western-centrism, how can we tell the new 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 credits: how legit are they, whom do they benefit, and whom do they harm? And how can we redesign impact metrics overall to effectively steer us towards circular, climate-positive business practice?
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
Wednesday, March 29
Changing Hearts and Minds
What are the psycho-social challenges of large-scale behavioral change? What does this mean for the new forms of “change leadership” in businesses?
w/ climate psychologist Renee Lertzman and founder of She4Earth Shelot Masithi
Wednesday, April 5
Taking a Temperature Check
What have we learned? What’s coming next?
w/ your fellow attendees
Wednesday, April 12
Attuning to the Natural (At Last)
What wonders of biology, ecology, and nature remain undiscovered? How can they help inspire, (re)design, and innovate toward protecting and sustaining biodiversity and combatting global warming, and the sustainable development of all living systems?
w/ environmental writer and co-founder of Closing the Gap Tania Roa, Black Mountains College CEO and author, Ben Rawlence, and Charitie Ropati, Arctic Resilient Communities Youth Fellow
Wednesday, April 19 and 26
Getting Regenerative (For Real)
What are some of the forward-looking examples that make the possibility of climate-positive business real? How do they elevate and nurture the sweet spot of natural resources, inclusive tech, and the human capacity for imagination?
w/ ReFi expert Rica Amaral, head of sustainability at Aesop Laura McGonigal, partner at Bethnal Green Ventures Dama Sathianathan, Pedro Tarak, co-founder and president at Sistema B International, and Tom Fels, founder Animarem and leader, B-Lab South Africa
Friday, May 5
Closing the Loop (For Now)
What are the new narratives we’ll take forward—into a functioning life-centered economy?