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[PhotoSparks] Climate change: how entrepreneurs and artists mobilised at the Climate Chance Summit 2017

Madanmohan Rao
30th Sep 2017
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PhotoSparks is a weekly feature from YourStory, with photographs that celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation. In this photo essay, we feature some of the inspiring works of innovators and artists at the Climate Chance Summit 2017 in Morocco.

In the earlier 150 posts, we brought you a wide range of creative photographs from an art fair, world music festival, painting fair, telecom expo, art museum, mobile showcase, business cards, art therapy, startup festival, Diwali rangoli, Vesak, jazz festival, modern art gallery, ecopreneurs, painter-poets, health activists, eNGOs and digital innovators.

The recent Climate Chance Summit in Agadir, Morocco was held between the United Nations global conferences on climate change: COP22 (November 2016 - Marrakech) and COP23 (November 2017 - Bonn). Social entrepreneurs, non-state actors, academics, policy advisors, and students took part in the workshops and exhibition.

They presented scientific, political and artistic responses to climate change adaptation. The name of the summit itself reflects the hope that we may still have a chance to stop or even reverse the process of climate change.

Sessions and workshops were held on alternative fuels, carbon reduction, climate-intelligent agriculture, agro-ecology, eco-tourism, sustainable fishing, disaster responses, electric and non-motorised mobility, urban redesign, multi-modal transportation, and upcycling value-added products from waste. Panels and keynotes offered insights on new economic instruments, sharing economy, emerging innovations, digital tools, green entrepreneurship, roadmap alignment, and increasing public awareness about climate change; there was also a roundtable on art, innovation and sustainability.

In this photo essay, we showcase some of the works of activists, designers, entrepreneurs, researchers, civil society networks and even school artists promoting sustainable development (see also the photo essays on innovators and artists from COP22). Now what can we all do together for a greener planet?

Got a creative photograph to share? Email us at PhotoSparks@YourStory.com!

See also the YourStory pocketbook ‘Proverbs and Quotes for Entrepreneurs: A World of Inspiration for Startups,’ accessible as apps for Apple and Android devices.

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