(267) [EN] Energy behavior transformation - Thinking about everyone
2020-08-29, 11:00–12:30, room 4
Language: English

While an energy transformation to renewable energy is happening, a behavioral transformation for energy use must occur as well. It will enable societies to lower their energy consumption and reduce the need for energy intensive items, be more energy efficient, careful and considerate while using energy, while sourcing whatever energy we use from Eco-friendly and sustainable sources. It is important to be aware of behaviors we want to keep and what we must let go and who should apply them.


Format

Diskussionsworkshop

Phase

Transformation

Tracks

Energie und Klima

Target audience

Einsteiger*innen in das Thema, Menschen mit Vorwissen zum Thema

Duration

90 min (1 Slot)

Language(s)

Englisch


Abdallah Alshamali is a researcher and a policy analyst in energy and climate change for the MENA region, he is currently a program manager in the regional climate and energy project MENA at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Part of Abdallah’s mission is to advocate for environmental justice, renewable energy and science communication.

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Bashar works in partnership with institutions and community groups to translate sustainable development concepts into practices. Over the past two years, he advised the Government of Jordan on climate change policy. He co-developed the country’s climate change by-law, prepared a climate change action plan, and authored a report assessing the country’s climate change policy.

Bashar has delivered multiple capacity building workshops on climate change and environmental issues to youth, professional, and community groups, seeking to change collective mindsets and behavior. In his interventions, Bashar advocates commitment to systems thinking, leadership, governance, and stakeholder collaboration.

Bashar received his academic training in Chemical Engineering from MIT and holds a Master degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.

Sarah Jean is a social and behavioural change communications and research expert with over a decade of experience in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. She is the Managing Director of MAGENTA, a behavioural change agency, where she advises a diverse range of governments and international organizations on enhancing their communications efforts in support of broader policy objectives. Her work tackles on a wide range of issues from ending violence against children, gender equality, climate change, good governance and preventing violent extremism.

She holds a Masters in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).