9:00 – 10:20
Welcome to the 2022 Nobel Prize Teacher Summit!
Introduction by Vidar Helgesen, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation, Carin Klaesson, Content Manager of Public Programs, Anna Ålander and Isak Petersson, Museum Educators at the Nobel Prize Museum.
Sustainability all over the place
Nobel Prize Museum team presents the program of today and acknowledges the diversity and the possibilities that lay in front of us.
Can’t we just stop consuming?
Interview + Q&A
The movement from facts to action.
Meet Human Rights Lawyer Parul Sharma, CEO at the Academy for Human Rights in Business, and Chair of Amnesty International Sweden, in a discussion with Carin Klaesson about interdisciplinarity, legislation and the necessity of a paradigm shift.
Fighting inequality and the climate crisis
Lecture + Q&A
One of the great injustices of climate change is that those who are least responsible for creating the problem are worst hit by it.
Tim Gore gives us an overview of the extreme inequality in responsibility among individuals in different global income groups for the emissions that drive the climate crisis. Through his widely-cited work, Gore has worked with politicians, major companies and civil society partners on tackling climate change and human rights crises around the world.
What competences do our students need?
Parul Sharma, Human Rights Lawyer
Tim Gore, Climate- and Circular Economy Expert
Shepherd Urenje, Teacher
Anna Ålander, moderator
10:45 – 12:00
Sustainable economy – what is that?
How can we fight global poverty?
Is your research applicable to the school system?
What are the biggest challenges we face today?
Economy Prize laureates and poverty fighters Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2019 for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. Hear them reflect on your questions in an exclusive interview with Carin Klaesson.
What do we do today – what do we do tomorrow?
Panel of teachers
Experiences and insights from classrooms near and far.
Moderated by Anna Ålander
Earth: A planet among others
Interview + Q&A
We have discovered thousands of planets in other solar systems – what can they teach us about life on Earth?
Didier Queloz received the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of exoplanets. In a conversation with Gustav Källstrand, he talks about how studying space is also a way to understand – and appreciate – our own world.
In journalism we trust?
Interview + reflections
Maria Gunther, Science Editor for Sweden’s leading morning newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, reflects on the role and challenges of journalism today.
Why is it so hard to make people engaged in the climate?
Interview + Q&A
Psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes has written about why it is hard to take action even when you know that it is needed. In a conversation with Gustav Källstrand he talks about the psychology of climate change communication and how to eliminate the barriers to action.
Stoknes is the author of What we think about when we try not to think about global warming and several other books. He has been a member of the Norwegian parliament and is a global speaker on climate psychology and economics.
13:35 – 14:15 Breakout sessions 1 – Choose one!
The Exoplanet revolution
People have always wondered if there are other worlds out there in the vast universe – but we only knew of the eight planets in our solar system. In the 1990s, this changed, with the discovery of planets around other stars than our sun. Today, thousands of planets have been found – and we now think that there are more planets than stars in the universe. What does this mean for our understanding of these other worlds – and for our own? Queloz received the physics prize 2019 for discovering an exoplanet orbiting a star similar to our sun.
Per Espen Stoknes
Creating a movement of minds, hearts and souls to upgrade our economies
The economic system keeps crashing. It’s time to install a new operating system. Scientists, economists, and advocates have joined forces in an international team to develop five choices and holistic stories that we need to make in the next decisive decade to ensure a good life for all on a liveable planet. It is time now for governments to act on this in all world regions. And for everybody to join and build together a movement of minds, hearts, and souls to champion it. We are the co-authors of the next chapter of humanity. Per Espen Stoknes is a psychologist and politician well known for his TED talk explaining the psychology of economic choices for climate change.
Sustainable Development Goals in the classroom
How do we make students and youths feel that sustainable social and environmental development is relevant in their lives? In a learning environment based on subjects and disciplines, how do we approach the necessary interdicipline within teaching? Parul Sharma has been ranked most influential in Sweden within areas of social change, development, and human rights.
Fighting inequality and the climate crisis – we explore further
In this breakout session, Gore will further explore and introduce some ideas for addressing this inequality that will be further explored in solutions-focused discussions. Tim Gore is a regular commentator in international media and public speaker on the climate and inequality crises.
14:35 – 15:25 Breakout sessions 2 – Choose one track!
Track 1 – Life cycle assessment and debunking misconceptions
Swedish Environmental Research Institute, IVL
Life cycle assessment: A tool to critically investigate the environmental footprints of products
Society is becoming increasingly aware of the need to reduce our environmental impacts. A number of “footprints” and labels have become common for consumers to show the impact of products they consume. Michael Martin, expert on quantitative and qualitative research methods for life cycle assessment and environmental management will give us tools to understand and critically examine environmental footprints to help promote more sustainable production and consumption.
For a fact-based worldview
We have tested the public on the most basic global development trends and people seem to be completely misinformed about what the world looks like. In this session, we will dismantle the mega misconceptions that shape our worldview – showing what the world really looks like. Anna Rosling Rönnlund is co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, whose mission is to fight devastating ignorance with a fact-based worldview everyone can understand.
Track 2 – Behaviour and engagement
Nudge for the future – Use behavioural science to improve educational outcomes
Make it easy. That’s the mantra for nudging, a behavioural science tool that can help students learn more, apply for financial aid they are eligible for, and utilise peer mentors more, as well as wash their hands better and other important school-world behaviours. During the session you will hear about several “Of course!” and “Wait, what?” nudging techniques, including several well-proven examples you can use in your schools. Tim Isaksson is a climate strategist and Head of Research & Project Manager at Nudgd.
Our Kids’ Climate
How to talk to children about the climate crisis
How do we talk to students about the escalating climate crisis without creating anxiety? In this breakout session, Berry Eklund will share the latest data on climate-related emotions in children, and give her best tips on how we can teach about climate change in a child-centred way. Frida Berry Eklund is Head of Operations at the Swedish climate-parent organisation and co-founder of the international platform Our Kids’ Climate.
Track 3 – Global health and teaching for sustainability
Why the climate crisis is also a public health crisis
We will examine some of the main mechanisms by which environmental degradation affects human health, such as water, food, security, education, healthcare and propose a simple conceptual model to summarise these main health determinants. Stefan Swartling Peterson, Professor of Global Transformations for Health, will guide us through some practical examples of how youth can engage for change – and discuss whether and how this approach, examples and data can be applied in your teaching.
Teaching for an unknown future – Educating for change as a constant
How can we teach for a future that we do not know? The question calls for a new pedagogical challenge in the contemporary age – and is motivating curricular and pedagogical questions in higher education. If the future is unknown, what kind of learning is appropriate for it? Shepherd Urenje is a PhD and specialist in education for sustainable development. In this breakout session, he will argue for education for sustainable development as a way of preparing young people for an uncertain future.
Track 4 – Water and biodiversity
International Water Institute (SIWI)
How water can help us achieve the SDGs
The climate crisis could be described as a water crisis: the changing climate is closely linked to disturbances in the hydrological cycle, and we experience many of these changes through too much or too little water. But water is also part of the solution. In this breakout session Andreas Karlsson, Head of Communication at the Stockholm International Water Institute, will help us explore how water is linked to Agenda 2030, and water’s sometimes surprising connection with all of the Sustainable Development Goals.
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
”I love warm weather, but I don´t like all the insects so I smash everyone I see”
This breakout session is about how we can motivate, and increase the students’ action competence in reconnecting to nature and see that we humans are part of it and that we can´t survive without it. Susie Broquist Lundegård is a senior adviser and project coordinator in Education for Sustainable Development at WWF.
15:35 – 16:15
Reflection from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality and help countries to build resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Ulrika Modéer is the UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy, UNDP.
Where to start?
We listen to Kailash Satyarthi, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 with Malala Yousafzai for his work in fighting child labour. Satyarthi has been at the forefront of the global movement to end child slavery and exploitation since 1980, when he gave up a lucrative career as an electrical engineer to initiate a crusade against child servitude.
Call for action
One Earth – Teachers for Change. The way we address these issues in education will have a huge impact on our common future. Conclusions and reflections about what this really means.