The country organised the meeting Ecosystem Now: the meeting that puts the climate crisis where it needs to be on 7 and 8 July in Madrid. “A meeting of action, reflection and disruption“, as the organisation stated, which could be attended in person or by streaming on the newspaper’s website.
“Ecosystem Now” arose from the reflection “in the society of immediacy, everything seems urgent. So much so that we have normalised acronyms like “ASAP” or expressions like “we need it yesterday“. But what could be more urgent than reaching a binding agreement or establishing concrete and effective measures to tackle the consequences of global warming? This movement aims to bring “speed, concern, commitment and action” to combat the climate crisis. This unprecedented crisis is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity and affects all societies.
The conference was divided into three main themes: Organisations in Action, The World in Action and Everyone in Action. On Friday 8 July at 18:40, Javier Peña participated in the Biodiversity Solutions round table. The publicist of Hope! En pie por el Planeta and one of the creators/producers of Hope the series (El Gatoverde Producciones) was part of the first main block “Organisations in action: Sustainable cities, infrastructures, mobility and large-scale consumption” and spoke as a communicator about the solutions to the climate crisis, as in the HOPE! we still have time project. He was joined by Elena Pita, director of the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge; Jesús Iglesias Saugar, ambassador of the European Climate Pact in Social Climate and the biologist and writer Aina S. Erice. The round table was moderated by Clemente Álvarez, coordinator of the Climate and Environment section of EL PAÍS.
The two-day programme included personalities, scientists, journalists, activists and public and private decision-makers from many different areas, but with the climate crisis as the main theme, speciality or work. You can consult the entire agenda of the event on their website.
Another great event along these lines was the one organised by elDiario.es on Friday 8 July, from 11:00h to 14:00h, is the decarbonisation of the economy being held hostage by fossil fuels?, organised by elDiario.es and attended by the Minister for Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera. The meeting took place at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid and could be followed in person from 11:00 to 14:00. It could also be followed online on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube El Diario.es. You can find all the information on the event’s website.
The newspaper conveyed the idea with this programme of “The energy transition towards the decarbonisation of our economy poses great challenges. Is it conditioned by the same fuels that cause climate change? Are we taking the right steps to face the current emergency?