The SDGs and the Paris agreement outline we must make significant structural changes to our way of life by 2030 to avoid catastrophic climate breakdown. This work will include a large amount of education. Wikipedia is one of the largest and most popular environmental education tools (including with policymakers, etc who can make the structural changes we need).
How should we work with the organisations holding the knowledge around climate change, biodiversity loss and other environmental issues? Most organisations working on climate and biodiversity have opinions and take action and could be considered to have a bias or conflict of interest. How can we work with these organisations to provide a full picture of these issues whilst maintaining our values?
I would like to run this session as part of my work on the Strategy process working group for partnerships.
Relations hip to the theme[edit | edit source]
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
Many of the SDGs are relevant to this topic including:
4. Quality Education
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
13. Climate Action
14. Life Below Water
15. Life on Land
17. Partnerships for the Goals
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
We will have made progress towards identifying ways in which we can work together better with these organisations. This could include activities like a problem tree analysis. The outcomes of this workshop will be used as research for the Strategy Process partnerships working group.
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
- Workshop to identify and try to solve a problem
The session will work best with these conditions: