At times it can be overwhelming to contemplate the challenges we face in the Anthropocene, from the climate crisis to biodiversity loss. The hurdles in the way of a sustainable future can sometimes feel insurmountable - but each of us is capable of making a difference.
Join us in conversation with eco-anxiety activist and researcher Clover Hogan and climate psychology researcher Caroline Hickmann. We will explore why we feel the way we do, and how to turn ecological grief into determination to make positive change for the future of our planet.
About the speakers:
Clover Hogan is a 21-year-old climate activist, researcher on eco-anxiety, and Founder and Executive Director of Force of Nature. Force of Nature is a youth non-profit mobilising mindsets for climate action. Through virtual programmes, they empower young people in over 50 countries to cultivate mindsets of agency, purpose and resilience. They also work with decision-makers across business, policy and civil society to drive intergenerational solutions.
Caroline Hickmann is a Climate Psychology Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Bath. Her research centres on children and young people's relationships with nature and feelings about the climate and ecological crisis in the UK, Maldives, South Pacific and other communities already affected by rising sea levels. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA), and is a practicing psychotherapist.