- Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and the Botanical Garden of Padua partnering with the Festival’s 3rd edition, co-produced by MRB Art and Ca’ Foscari University Venice.
- HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and IPCC Vice-Chair Youba Sokona to give opening speech at the Festival.
- Top climatologist Nigel Tapper to contribute his views to the Festival’s 2018 edition.
- Winning project of the Best Climate Solutions Award 2018 to be revealed at Festival’s gala dinner.
- National Geographic, Radio Monte Carlo, ANSA, and LifeGate are 2018 media partners.
Monaco, 04 October 2018 – Festival for the Earth comes back to the most famous lagoon in the world for its 2018 edition, with a wide range of conferences, workshops, artist talks and events to be held in different locations around Venice on December 3 and 4. In its third edition, however, the Festival will also expand its reach to the Botanical Garden of Padua, one of the most ancient and beautiful in the world, which will host film projections and discussions at its Auditorium.
Once again, Festival’s guest speakers will come from the top of the academia and professional world (Nobel, Pulitzer and Goldman Prize Winners will join us in Venice), but also members of influential international organizations. We are honored to announce that HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Mr. Youba Sokona, UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Vice-Chair will give the opening speeches of the Festival, followed among others by world renowned climatologist Nigel Tapper, who contributed to the IPCC study that resulted in the joint award of the Nobel Prize to Al Gore and the IPCC, by Pulitzer Prize Daniel Fagin and by Goldman Prize Rossano Ercolini.
The CMCC Foundation is partner of Festival for the Earth and Prof. Carlo Carraro is member of the Advisory Board.
For more information about the partners and media partners of the event, download the official Press Release.
Thanks to its new strategic partners, Festival for the Earth feels confortable to fulfill its mission and many objectives intending to:
- Spread the word about climate change being AN ENORMOUS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY for the future.
- Accelerate the TRANSITION FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE, through promoting & facilitating network opportunities among people who are making a difference, providing an environment for accelerating climate-friendly initiatives; also connecting universities (THINKERS), innovative companies (ENTREPRENEURS) and the general public (CITIZENS / CONSUMERS) in an ideal triangle, facilitating the development of large start-up incubator/s.
- Contribute to the development of an ENVIRONMENTAL CULTURE in future generations, via spreading positive and constructive messages to the general public, and informing and training people in relations to the opportunities opened by the environmental emergency. Festival for the Earth has closed many partnerships with schools and universities for their students to participate to the Festival’s sessions.
- Develop NEW BUSINESS IDEAS WORLDWIDE. The Festival is promoting winning solutions coming from the prestigious Best Climate Solutions Award, launched in April 2018 and co-sponsored by the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and the Festival for the Earth with focus on “Communicating climate change threats and opportunities”. The author of the winning project will be invited to present his/her proposal during a high-profile gala event featuring among the guests Nobel, Pulitzer, and Goldman Prize winners (keynote speakers at Festival for the Earth), and will receive a prize of several thousand euros.
About the Festival for the Earth
Festival for the Earth is a 2-day international gathering aiming to propose to broader audiences possibilities of transformations, reflections and alternative modalities to reframe environmental issues. Knowledge access and information flows are highly important as actual environmental emergencies urge a radical change of perspective and practices. To this end the Festival for the Earth is conceived by the artist Maria Rebecca Ballestra as an art project for social transformation that aims to instigate creativeness directed at positive transformation processes in science, humanities, economy, ecology and art.
The conference’s location is alternating between Venice and the Principality of Monaco, two cities that are already linked by strong historical ties, two symbolic places where the relationship between “water” and land (characterized by its scarcity) has shaped both the minds of their citizens and their history. In December 2018 the Festival’s third edition will return to Venice and will be hosted in the prestigious locations of Ca’ Foscari University Venice, Ateneo Veneto, the Natural History Museum of Venice and the Botanical Garden of Padova.