Plastic Health Summit 2023

May 11 All day

We find ourselves at a critical moment in time. It is hard to imagine a world without plastic. We know that plastic particles and additives make their way inside human bodies. How can we move forward with an interdisciplinary perspective that involves science, innovation, industry and public policy?

For the first time ever, the Plastic Health Summit will take place in Brussels, the heart of Europe.

Experts from around the world will present groundbreaking studies on how micro-and nanoplastics behave once they reach our lungs and brains we have inhaled or ingested them. In addition to the presented scientific studies, the Plastic Soup Foundation will highlight innovators actively working to prevent the health implications of plastic particles and additives. To wrap up day one, guests will hear a compelling conversation about what the upcoming Global Plastics Treaty could mean around the world, from local communities to regional partnerships.

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May 11
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https://summit.plasticsoupfoundation.org/
Rue Bara 175
Brussels, 1070
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October 16 , 8:00 am October 18 , 5:00 pm EDT

Recommended Climate Change Conferences | Global Warming Conferences | Climate Change Event

 

The 2nd World Conference on Climate Change and Sustainability anticipates all the eminent personalities interested in participating from worldwide to this Global Conference on Climate Change, during October 16-18, 2023 at Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rome Termini, Rome, Italy. It will focus on a variety of advanced research topics including Climate Science & Climatology, CO2 Capture and Sequestration, Effective Adaptation, AI & Machine Learning in Climate Change, Oceans & Climate Change, Sustainability & Climate Change, Renewable Energy to Mitigate Climate Change, Solutions for Climate Change, Alternative Energy, Household Energy, Alternative Food, Smart Cities, Climate Policy, and Entrepreneurs Investment Meet.

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Climate Week 2023 edition hosts experts from the climate industry from organizations like – University of California, USA; NOAA, USA; French National Center for Scientific Research, France; European Federation of Clean Air and Environmental Protection Associations, Germany; Asia Climate Change Education Center, South Korea; Georgian Technical University, Georgia; Sultan Qaboos University, Oman; University of Catania, Italy; UNIMIB, Italy; University of Calabria, Italy; Ministry of Agriculture & Land Reclamation, Egypt; Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary; Foscari University of Venice, Italy; George Mason University, USA; National Research Council of Italy, Italy; University of Venice, Italy; European Policies Associated Service, Italy and Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland as the keynote speakers.

Climate Week 2023 aims to be the most-important climate conference and Technology exhibition that will provide an exclusive stage for the entire sustainability value chain including academia, governments, global & regional companies, investors, entrepreneurs, etc to network and deliberate upon the ways to mitigate climate crisis through sustainable business solutions, disruptive technology and advanced knowledge. Hence, we are offering an exhibition/sponsorship opportunity for your company as a special consideration.

Join us for three intensive and three interesting days of discussing contemporary challenges and new advancements in climate change. We invite you to contribute and help to shape the event through submissions of your research abstracts and e-posters. Also, high-quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Climate Change and Global Warming at this Conference.

People Events LTD is one of the most innovative organizers of international meetings, conferences, workshops, symposiums, expos and exhibitions. Our global meetings offer excellent content, incredible experience with international expertise, and amazing opportunities. Each of our meetings is structured by multiple leaders in a particular field, by using their expertise to ensure the key topics are covered.

Mason Jones
Climate Week 2023
Rome, Italy
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October 16, 8:00 am EDT
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October 18, 5:00 pm EDT
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$499
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https://climateweek.thepeopleevents.com/

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June 20 , 8:00 am June 23 , 5:00 pm EDT

The Multiplier Effect – Partnering to Accelerate Climate Solutions

In this urgent time for our planet and our communities, the Sun Valley Forum will once again convene and catalyze. Speakers have included policymakers such as U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker and Washington State’s Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, financiers from Blackrock, DBL and Generation Investment Management, visionary Paul Hawken, polar explorer Robert Swan (OBE), energy leaders David Crane and Shelley Cohen, and food system transformers Robyn O’Brien and American Farmland Trust. Resilience takes foresight, strength, adaptability, and innovation to get ahead of risk while simultaneously building opportunity.

The seventh Sun Valley Forum will take place June 6-8, 2022, at the Argyros Performing Arts Center with accommodations at the Limelight Hotel, and is hosted by advisory firm Christensen Global in collaboration with Forum founding host Sun Valley Institute for Resilience. In the wake of fires, drought, power outages and snowfall changes, in 2015 Aimée Christensen founded the Institute to build community resilience locally and globally. The Institute hosted the first Forum that same year, gathering global leaders across industry and innovation, finance and government, advocacy and the arts, to share strategies and spark connections to accelerate resilience regionally and around the world. Since its first year, the Forum has inspired, informed, and catalyzed multiple major projects and investments accelerating resilience, including right in our home community, next door in Washington state, and all the way in Fiji!

Join us for the next Sun Valley Forum to shape the deals that matter!

The Forum will require Covid-19 vaccination and booster as recommended by the CDC at the time of the convening, with vaccination/booster exceptions only for those with Covid antibodies present.

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June 20, 8:00 am EDT
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June 23, 5:00 pm EDT
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By Dianna Cohen and Julia Cohen

In late September, Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) members spent Climate Week — “the biggest climate event on Earth”— in New York City. We gathered there with world leaders, scientists, activists, artists, non-profit organizations, businesses, and youth leaders to inspire, to collaborate, and to take action to stop climate collapse.

This year’s Climate Week presented impactful engagement opportunities including those at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Connected Women Leaders (CWL), The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), NY Society for Ethical Culture Up2Us2022: Strategies and Solutions to Save the Coolest Planet in the Universe, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Nations Climate Action: Race to Zero and Resilience Forum, the Fridays For Future March and Rally at Battery Park, Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, and many others. Plastic Pollution Coalition is honored to have had dozens of our friends, frontline activist allies, Executive Advisory Board Members, Scientific Advisors, Notable Members, Coalition Member Organizations and Businesses, and Youth Ambassadors represented in the voices leading and participating in discussions on climate and plastics.

More than 500 events, performances, conferences, and other gatherings took place throughout the city; these presentations, conversations, and commitments were compelling and energizing! Following are highlights we would like to share:

UNGA opens, ‘The Battery Tour’ and ‘Project 17’ Light Up NYC

Back in February, parties to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2) agreed on a mandate to negotiate a legally binding treaty addressing the full life cycle of plastics, from production to disposal. This commitment to address petrochemical-based plastic adds weight to the international governing body’s efforts to address the climate crisis and address its 17 Sustainability Goals, among other efforts to protect the environment and bolster human health, justice, and rights.

As Climate Week unfolded, representatives from the UN Member States met in NYC for the UN General Assembly (UNGA). UN Youth World Leader and musician AY Young kicked off the event with amazing performances at The Century Association and in Times Square. We are excited by AY Young’s creative music, uplifting activist energy, and commitment to making the planet a better place. His lyrics focus on themes that empower people and advocate for positive environmental and social change. In his role as a PPC Notable Member and Youth Ambassador, AY Young connects people to information through his art, and models real solutions to today’s most pressing issues, including the climate and plastic crises.

AY Young’s Battery Tour is one of the first renewable-energy powered grassroots concert series that raises money through donations to purchase portable, solar-powered boxes for villages that do not have reliable access to electricity. At the same time, while performing more than 800 concerts as part of the Battery Tour, AY Young is further developing Project17, a music album based on the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each of the 17 songs on the album will represent a different goal with guest performances from 17 prominent recording artists. Plastic Pollution Coalition is proud to be a Project17 Impact Partner.

World Leaders Convene to Discuss and Commit to Solutions

As the UNGA met in Manhattan, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) held in-depth discussions about how communities are taking action together to address the most pressing issues of our time—including the plastics and climate crises. Attendees included PPC Executive Advisory Board Member Heather White; in addition to PPC Youth Ambassador Xiye Bastida and Sea Briganti of PPC Business Member Loliwear. There, Xiye Bastida presented on stage and was interviewed byVICE News about her work as a young climate leader.

At CGI, Heather White, presented on the mental health impacts of the climate crisis, the focus of her book One Green Thing: Discover Your Hidden Power to Help Save the Planet. Her panel on mental well-being amid climate collapse underscored the importance of emotional health as a component of climate change and plastic pollution activist work. During Climate Week, Heather White appeared on Good Morning America and presented to the Warner Music Group and at the United Nations International School.

[During climate week…] We encouraged everyone to LISTEN to how young people are feeling about the future. The takeaway: listen, then commit to action.

Heather White, One Green Thing

In addition to calls to action, we heard from business leaders who are addressing the climate and plastic crises, including Sea Briganti, CEO and Co-Founder of PPC Business Member Loliware, who talked about how her company uses non-toxic, biodegradable seaweed to replace single-use plastics. We attended the announcement and presentation of a new collaborative platform called the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)—which aims to bring transparency to businesses’ plastic use and ecological impact, sponsored by Pew Charitable Trust, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and the Minderoo Foundation.

Plastic pollution threatens our health, environment and economies. Most companies do not have good knowledge about their plastic footprints.

Winnie Lau, Pew Charitable Trusts

Youth Leaders Call Attention to Climate, Plastic Crises

Xije Bastida is interviewed by VICE News at CGI 2022. Photo by Plastic Pollution Coalition

The Global Futures Conference, hosted by Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory and the Earth League, at the Javits Center, kicked off with an uplifting keynote speech from legendary oceanographer and PPC Scientific Advisor Dr. Sylvia Earle, Founder of Mission Blue (also one of our PPC nominees for The Earthshot Prize 2022). 

At the “Conversation for the Future” panel, which centered the voices of youth leaders, PPC Youth Ambassadors Xiye Bastida and Sophia Kianni shared their experiences advocating for real solutions to the climate and plastic crises, as well as social and environmental injustice. Xiye Bastida, who is Co-Founder of Re-Earth Initiative, an organization focused on making individual and systemic solutions to the climate crisis accessible to all, also attended Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “Race to Zero” event. There, she spoke about the needs of the climate justice movement and youth to a large audience.

To learn more about how to solve these issues, we heard from Gillian Caldwell, Chief Climate Officer of USAID, who emphasized the need for “systems change to survive.”

Igniting a Culture Shift

As an organization that recognizes the important role of art in shaping cultures and our world, PPC was excited to see actors Priyanka Chopra and Katie Holmes open Climate Week’s Global Citizen Festival in Central Park. After calling attention to the climate crisis and injustice faced by underserved communities, and emphasizing the need to fund climate solutions, the pair introduced youth leaders and climate activists Xiye Bastida and Vanessa Nakate.

That same day, PPC Youth Ambassador Kevin Patel delivered key facts about plastic pollution to attendees of the Holistic Climate Solutions Summit, hosted by the Tzu Chi Center for Compassionate Relief. Patel is Founder of OneUpAction, which supports youth leaders by providing them with the resources they need to become changemakers.

Look Forward, Act Now!

Plastic Pollution Coalition recognizes that the climate and plastic crises are intrinsically linked. We learned much during Climate Week, and feel honored to have had the opportunity to listen to and share ideas with a diverse and dedicated cohort of individuals and organizations focused on common goals: stopping injustice and pollution to create a peaceful, healthy, and just world for everyone. 

As we move on from Climate Week, at PPC we look forward to continuing to educate, connect, and advocate for a more just, equitable world free of fossil fuels and plastic pollution. Find out more about our initiative to Flip the Script on Plastics, join our coalition, take action with us, and help us continue to advocate for strong solutions globally by donating today.

Solutions to the climate and plastic crises exist. As Climate Week leaders show us, it’s time to keep showing up, and continue pushing for change.

October 25, 2022 , 11:00 am 1:00 pm EDT

With the climate crisis on full blast, join Rise St. James in Washington, D.C. to demand that President Biden protect Gulf communities from fossil fuel pollution and declare a climate emergency. We will also be demanding that President Biden meet personally with leaders from St. James, including Sharon Lavigne.

What: Traditional Louisiana funeral procession to the White House, honoring Gulf community leaders who have died from of the toxic chemicals spewed by the fossil fuel industry.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m.

Where: Meet at Freedom Plaza — 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Please wear black to participate in this somber event. We will travel together from Freedom Plaza to the White House, which is about half a mile. There will be signs and other visuals for you to hold, so please do not bring your own.

September 20, 2022 , 2:30 pm 5:00 pm EDT

During Climate Week, join Plastic Pollution Coalition Youth Ambassador Xiye Bastida for a panel titled “The Climate Crisis We’re Already in: How We Can Accelerate Adaptation to a Changing Climate,” as part of the Clinton Global Initiative’s 2022 Meeting in New York City.

About: “Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,700 Commitments to Action that have made a difference in the lives of more than 435 million people in more than 180 countries. This September, for the first time since 2016, CGI will convene alongside the United Nations General Assembly. During this meeting, more than 1,000 attendees will come together to drive action on climate change, inclusive economic growth, health equity, the refugee crisis, and more.”