How to talk climate? Engaging all EU citizens in the climate discussion

16 December 2020, 16:00 CET

Julian Popov, former Minister of Environment of Bulgaria and member of EIT Climate-KIC Advisory Council and Julia Fiedorczuk, co-founder of the School of Ecopoetics (Warsaw’s Insitute of Reportage), a partner of EIT Climate-KIC, will discuss the role that “climate literacy” can play in helping EU citizens to understand climate issues at EURACTIV Virtual Conference on December 16.

Climate science and technology are complex topics with a high potential for controversy. But ensuring people adequately understand climate challenges is an essential element of the global response to the climate crisis.

More than ever before, the European Commission is driving Europe’s ambition to lead the fight against climate change. The European Green Deal announced by Commission President Von der Leyen in December 2019 is testament to that. As part of the Green Deal, the Commission launched a European Climate Pact to give everyone a voice and space to design new climate actions, share information, launch grassroots activities and showcase solutions that others can follow.

The conference, “How to talk climate? Engaging all EU citizens in the climate discussion” is a side-event of the Climate Pact launch and will be moderated by Brian Maguire, Journalist at EURACTIV. Speakers will discuss how the strengthening of climate education and engagement can be one of the most effective ways to achieve carbon-neutral societies by 2050. And who should take the lead – industry, policymakers, teachers, media or climate activists?


Clara De La Torre, Deputy Director-General, DG CLIMA, European Commission
Lídia Pereira, MEP, European Parliament
George Marshall, Founding Director, Climate Outreach
Julia Fiedorczuk, writer and lecturer, School of Ecopoetics (Szkola Ekopoetyki) at Warsaw’s Institute of Reportage, a partner of EIT Climate-KIC
Julian Popov, former Minister of Environment of Bulgaria, member of the Advisory Council of EIT Climate-KIC