FF4CC Summer Schools will host multidisciplinary curated group of “thinkers” and “doers”, young experts coming from all over the globe,inspired and motivated to take action in the real world to combat climate change and its impacts. The diverse pool of competences in the team (like engineering, food tech, economics, design, entrepreneurship, political science, health etc.) is going to be one of the key ingredients.
This multifaceted team will be capable of interpreting signals and trends to understand future challenges and opportunities in the industry and apply them to the specific needs of the different actors.
SMART CITIES EDITION – July 10th – 17th, 2019
Most of the world’s population is now concentrated within cities limits. This has made cities the principal centre for the production and consumption of our society. As we become more heavily concentrated in these areas so does our carbon footprint. If this wasn’t enough, we have been inclined to locate these cities in some of the most climate vulnerable areas on the planet. Consequently, if we have any hope of
battling climate change and moving towards a more climate resilient future, cities will need to be at the core of our plan.
SMART FARMS EDITION – August 1st – 7th, 2019
We research and apply climate-smart agriculture (CSA) with the intent of transforming and re-focusing agricultural systems. This is an essential ingredient in the support of both societal development and food security in a world actively fighting climate change. CSA has three major objectives:
1) To sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes
2) To adapt and build resilience to climate change
3) To reducing and/or removing greenhouse gas emissions where possible
Participants have the chance to explore rural based smart and regenerative farms that are working to develop strategies to better connect rural and urban communities. This will allow for the blending of both innovative technologies and millenary traditions.
SMART OCEANS EDITION > September 1st – 7th, 2019
The ocean’s importance in the global climate cannot be overstated!
Our often overlooked oceans are by far the largest carbon sink in the world. According to World Watch, algae, coral and ocean vegetation
stores around 93% of carbon dioxide. It also absorbs an overwhelming portion of our planets excess heat. As greenhouse gases and atmospheric heat increase, growing pressure is placed on our oceans to pick up the slack.