At the World Economic Forum, we launched the Climate Action Lab with the students of Davos.
The importance of this is best explained by words of the student founders – see ‘mission statement’ below,
Inspiring words from the Davos youth!
We trained students in climate entrepreneurship and activism, conservation tech and we were treated to amazing sessions:
live interviews with the plant-powered selfie scientists,
how AI and drone footage protects great white sharks and people
machine learning with thermal images of elephants (and students) + more
Surprise guest Parker Harris, Salesforce CTO, even popped by to get involved.
“We have set up the Climate Action Lab for students to help make a positive change for themselves”
Even more impressive were the students and their guerilla campaigns;
Su Adams at (U Can Too) and the students investigated Davos air quality, finding a spike in pollution (above healthy levels) around new years day.
On discovering fireworks had a large and lasting on air quality, the students took to the streets, armed with their new evidence, handing out information and bottled Davos air to raise awareness and campaign for the protection of their air quality.
There’s more to come from the Davos students.
We’re now working to expand the Climate Action Lab network internationally so let us know what you think, get in touch and get involved!
Climate Action Lab Mission Statement by the students of Davos
“There are a lot of people that do not understand how serious Climate Change is for everyone – politicians aren’t doing enough.
We have set up the Climate Action Lab for students to help make a positive change for themselves.
We will share information, collect our own environmental evidence and take action to make a more sustainable, happy, equal and beautiful world.”
*This post has been adapted the original LinkedIn post*