how to be a "active sustainability agent".  Young people are called here

It was in a room full of antiques that Planetiers brought together dozens of people to talk about the future and sustainability. Young people, students, workers, men and women, surrounded by microscopes, test tubes and old books, at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, made a kind of preview of what promises to be ‘the biggest event of sustainable innovation’: the Planetiers World Gathering (PWG), which will take place between the 22nd and 26th of October, at the Carlos Lopes Pavilion, in Parque Eduardo VII, in Lisbon.

The aim of these five days of workshops and conferences is to help understand what sustainability is and how each of us can play an active role in a more balanced society. From companies to humans, we can all help make the change. As? That’s what Planetiers promises to help answer at your next big event.

“This event is for people who hear about sustainability and don’t know how to start, or who are already concerned about sustainability, but want to be part of this change. You can expect inspiring stories, success stories and also practical tools. to know, but also to know what path they can take to create their own organization. To be more sustainable on a daily basis. Let’s say that it is an interactive and exciting way, as a practical guide, to be an active agent of sustainability”explained to CNN Portugal Sérgio Ribeiro, co-founder of Planetiers.

Sérgio Ribeiro, co-founder of Planetiers

And people, as consumers of products and solutions, have the power to shape companies on a day-to-day basis, that is, to indicate which products and solutions they should bet on. “We, as consumers, choose every day where we want companies to invest their money, when we choose a product or a solution. (…) And companies also have a fundamental role, which is to innovate and deliver new solutions to respond to the consumer.”

The fight against climate change is a fight against the clock, from which we still have time to change, to “build a world with some quality of life” for generations now and for future generations, “but we have to accelerate”. We can’t refreeze the glaciers that have melted, but we can make sure they don’t melt anymore. And it is this message of hope that Planetiers wants to convey, especially to the younger generations.

“I really believe that the storytelling and dynamics that we bring is a counterpart to the real world that we bring and that young people are seeing. We see the drought, we see the temperatures and the weather changing so fast. And I think that there is a counterpart that young people need to understand: there are gathered groups of people who are working to innovate, working to change and that we are never too many. We really need more people and young people bring a very important slice of creativity and not the vicissitude of how they see the world, to refresh this new system where we have to live”added Sérgio Ribeiro.

Portugal will play a key role in this change, because, from the point of view of entrepreneurs and investors, it is a country that has the resources to be a world reference in terms of sustainability. Luís Araújo, president of Turismo de Portugal, and one of the speakers at this Wednesday’s conference, really wants to make the country “one of the greatest sustainable destinations in the world”. However, he defended: “There is no sustainability without people.”

“We have to do things differently. In addition to developing the world, we have to think about developing ourselves (…) because only then will they be able to change the world”finished.

O Planetiers World Gathering It will be divided into three days of interactive workshops and two dedicated to conferences. It will also count on the participation of more than 90 countries, 300 speakers, 200 companies and 100 investors.

Ticket prices are €95 for the Standard modality, €20 for students and €30 for the online modality. However, if you make the purchase before the 30th of this month, you benefit from a 50% discount. There is also a premium ticket that costs €450.

This Wednesday’s press conference was attended by Luís Araújo, president of Turismo de Portugal, Will Wynn, consultant and former mayor of Austin, Texas (2003-2009), Federico Cristoforoni, co-founder of Net Zero Insights , Catarina Esménio, pedagogical director of the Lisbon School of Commerce and Cecília Lessa, member of the Ashoka Changemakers.

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Source: Tvi24

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