• Lecture

Climate School

  • Urban planning
  • Sustainability
When
Sep 9, Mon 09:00-17:45
Sep 10, Tue 09:00-17:45
Sep 11, Wed 09:00-17:45
Sep 12, Thu 09:00-17:45
Sep 13, Fri 09:00-15:15
Where
Helsingin kaupungintalo (Helsinki City Hall), Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13
Event type
Free Admission
Accessibility for all
Yes

In the Climate School organized from 9 to 13 September at the City Hall, every lesson builds our understanding of the most effective actions citizens or companies can take to tackle climate change. In the forthcoming curriculum there will be lessons in both Finnish and English for citizens and businesses alike. Different themes, such as transport, housing, food and construction, and different challenges and phenomena we face as well as the context affect our solutions and the way we build our future. All these are touched upon during the week. By using design, all these pieces of the puzzle come together and form “the big picture”.

Climate School is organized by the City of Helsinki and Helsinki Design Week, in collaboration with Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. Helsinki has a strategic goal to become carbon neutral by the year 2035.

Look at the timetable here.

Timetable

 

9.9. Monday: Systemic Challenge

9.00-9.45

The Physics of Climate Change

Sanna-Liisa Sihto-Nissilä, Doctor of Philosophy

9.45-10.30

Drivers of the Change

Olli Tiainen, Climate and Energy Campaigner at Greenpeace

11.00-11.45

Food and Cities – Transforming Urban Food in the Climate Changed World

Idil Gaziulusoy, professor of Sustainable Design at the Department of Design, Aalto University

Seona Candy, post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Urban and Regional Studies  at the University of Helsinki

11.45-12-45

Lunch break

12.45-15.00

Designing the Climate Change Map

12.00-16.00

Climateinfo

Come and meet the Climateinfo experts who help you test the climate consequences of your food consumption and provide advice for the everyday choices.

15.15-16.00

The Role of Schools and Volunteer Work in a Circular Economy – The Case of Water Protection

Karoliina Vilander, Project Manager Suomen Lions-liitto ry

Mari Joensuu, University of Helsinki

16.00-16.45

Plastic – Waste or Opportunity: Transforming current business models and practices

Dr Helena Sustar is lecturer and researcher at Aalto University 

Jaana Pelkonen is Chief Impact Designer at  Smart & Clean Foundation

17.00-17.45

What Will It Take for Helsinki to Become Carbon Neutral (and Is It Even Possible)?

Kaisa-Reeta Koskinen, City of Helsinki 

10.9. Tuesday: Sustainable City

9.00-9.45

Climate Smart City

Elisa Lähde, Aalto University

10.00-10.45

The Environmental Effects of Construction -What Can We Do?

Mira Jarkko, Environmental Expert at City of Helsinki

Eliisa Kylkilahti, University of Helsinki

Heidi Turunen, architect

Matti Kuittinen, Aalto University

11.00-11.45

Energy Solutions and Reducing Energy Consumption

Jouni K. Juntunen, Aalto University

11.45-12.45

Lunch break

12.45-15.00

Designing the Climate Change Impact Map

12.00-16.00

Climateinfo

Come and meet the Climateinfo experts who help you test the climate consequences of your food consumption and provide advice for the everyday choices.

16.00-17.45

Damy A&D Recycling Workshop

Damy ry

11.9. Wednesday: People and Society

9.00-9.45

How Can I Have an Impact as a Consumer and Citizen?

Eva Heiskanen, University of Helsinki

10.00-10.45

Why Do I Consume? Rethinking Happiness and Consumption

Angelina Korsunova, Aalto University

11.00-11.45

Fast Fashion and Online Shopping

Minna Halme, Aalto University

Anniina Nurmi

11.45-12.45

Lunch break

12.45-15.00

Designing the Climate Change Impact Map

12.00-16.00

Climateinfo

Come and meet the Climateinfo experts who help you test the climate consequences of your food consumption and provide advice for the everyday choices.

16.00-16.45

Climate Anxiety and Hope

Panu Pihkala, University of Helsinki

17.00-17.45

Values and Emotions Concerning Climate Change

Eeva Mäkelä, expert,Kehittämiskeskus Opinkirjo

18.00-18.45

Environmentally Friendly and Smart Learning Environments

Jouni Spets, Founder of Kasviportaat Oy

Raigo Megerild, City of Helsinki

12.9. Thursday: Companies and climatic effect

9.00-9.45

Helsinki’s Way to Increase Sustainability in Business

Laura Saksala, Helsinki Marketing 

Liisa Kolehmainen, Demos Helsinki

10.00-10.45

How Can Companies Present Their Sustainable Actions in Helsinki?

Laura Saksala, Helsinki Marketing 

Miia Koski, Garden

Ville Wäänänen, Lonna

11.00-11.45

Open and Crowdsourced Knowledge Provision: How Can Carbon Neutral Helsinki Use Knowledge Crystals?

The teachers are from Open Knowledge Finland

13.00-13.45

Environment Management of Housing Companies and the Possibilities of the EcoCompass Certificate

Irina Niinivaara, Ekokompassi

14.00-14.45

Using Renewable Energy and Waste Heat in Buildings

Ilkka Aaltio, Managing director at Green Net Finland ry

15.00-15.45

Helsinki 3D-Models and the Energy and Climate Atlas

Enni Airaksinen, City Model Specialist at City of Helsinki

16.00-17.45

1.5 Degree Lifestyle Game

Michael Lettenmeier, Aalto University

13.9. Friday: Tulevaisuus

10.00-10.45

Future Traffic as a Tool to Influence Climate Change

Sami Sahala, Forum Viriumin

12.30-14.00

Futureschool of Sustainable Development for Arabia Primary School

14.00-14.15

Launching of the Climate Change Map

14.15-15.15

Futureschool of Sustainable Development for Arabia Primary School


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