In-Person Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark October 16-Oct 19, 2023
1. DOWNLOAD SCHED (DUE SEPTEMBER 20)
Add your headshot/ update your bio if needed, peruse your schedule, and especially the other participants. Mark your profile public so others can see who is in their session.
Link to Sched: Wexner Summit on Climate Change 2023: Schedule
2. GIVE AND GET NETWORKING ASSIGNMENT (DUE OCTOBER 10, BUT DON’T WAIT!)
Please review the bios and reach out to at least 2 people who you don’t know well and either have a conversation with them before Copenhagen and/or set a breakfast date with them for during the Summit. One person should be someone whose work you feel you can contribute to (give) and one person should be someone you want to gain insight from (get). We encourage you to also make sure at least one person you speak to is of a different nationality. As you make your appointments, please update this form:
3. READING ASSIGNMENTS (DUE OCTOBER 16)
Video #1 + Related Article (8 minute watch): This video and article discuss how Copenhagen has implemented an integrated approach to climate change adaptation, urban development, and urban water management, showcasing innovative projects that have made the city more resilient and environmentally friendly following significant flooding in 2011. Read the related article here.
Video #2 (3 minute watch): This video discusses the strides Denmark has made toward a green economy since 1973, aiming for fossil fuel independence by 2050 through innovations like wind turbines, contributing to economic growth and global job opportunities.
Video #3 (4 minute watch): The story of Denmark’s green transition.
Article #1 (10-15 minute read): This article discusses the development of innovative renewable energy technologies in Denmark, including floating wind turbines and hydrogen production, with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and maintaining the country’s leadership in sustainable energy solutions.
Article #2 (15-20 minute read): This page provides historical information about the Holocaust in Denmark, highlighting the relatively benign approach of the German occupation regime, the rescue efforts to save Danish Jews, and the actions taken by Danish citizens and authorities during World War II.
4. PRESENTATION PREPARATIONS
Some of you have been asked to present or facilitate during sessions in Copenhagen. Please check in with the core team as you plan.
5. CARBON OFFSETS
a. Calculate your carbon footprint for this trip using this calculator.
b. Please offset your carbon footprint. Angie has done some research and recommends https://reseed.farm but there are many others, which we have been tracking with your help here.