Why don’t grownups care about climate change?

05.12.19 | News
Swedish actor Lena Endre
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Frankie Fouganthin
How do Actor Lena Endre, snowboarder Terje Håkonsen and Head Of Sustainability at H&M Anna Gedda discuss climate change with their children? Learn more Saturday 7 December at the Nordic Climate Action Weeks at Norrsken House in Stockholm, or follow the event online. Host is Danish TV- and radio presenter Sara Bro.

“Why don’t grownups care about climate change?” That is a question many parents most likely will be answering their children in the 2020’s, unless we as adults, role models and political leaders start to act as though we mean business when it comes to saving our planet and securing a safe future for our children.

With Greta Thunberg as their trailblazer, children are starting to educate their parents and demand responsibility. Are roles changing while the poles are melting? Is climate change changing parenthood?

Join the conversation at the Climate action festival - free and open for all

7 December 17:00 Norrsken House, Birger Jarlsgatan 57 C, Stockholm

Our mission is to create a backdoor into the COP25 and open it up to the general public. Experts and guests in Madrid will join us live on video link in order to share and discuss their expertise and insights into the climate negotiations.

Panel and host:

Lena Endre (SE):

Lena Endre is one of Sweden's most popular and successful actresses. This year, she got the honorable assignment to read Lord Alfred Tennyson's poem "Nyårsklockan" at Skansen on New Year's Eve 2019. Furthermore, she is a Greenpeace Ambassador, who, among other things, has been leading the call to Protect the Antarctic.

Terje Håkonsen (NO)

Terje Håkonsen is a Norwegian professional snowboarder and entrepreneur. He is considered one of the most influential snowboarders in the history of the sport. He has founded both the Funkisstiftelsen, a foundation intended to initiate and inspire activities on snow for those with physical disabilities, and Greener Events, a leader in facilitating and providing advice on environmental awareness for all types of sporting and cultural events.

Anna Gedda (SE):

Anna Gedda is Head Of Sustainability at H&M. For several years in a row, her name has been on "The Most Powerful Women in Business: Social Change"- list in Sweden, including this year's list. Her goal for is for H&M only to use durable or recycled materials before 2030, be climate positive throughout the value chain before 2040 and continue to improve working conditions for factory workers.

 

Host: Sara Bro (DK)

Sara Bro is a well-known Danish TV- and radio host, author and public figure, wanting to inspire other women not to be ashamed of their bodies. This year, she was a host at an event at “Ungdommens Folkemøde” 2019: a discussion with politicians and the young generation about one of the biggest questions of our time: How we solve the climate crisis.