This Friday in Naples, Italy, the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II will play host to a vital climate gathering focused on the celebration and preservation of the world's "natural capital." Themes of climate change mitigation, environmental protection and the primacy of safeguarding the world's natural resources will animate a moderated discussion between Italian Minister of the Environment Sergio Costa and some 700 assembled high school and college students.
Given its emphasis on welcoming young voices into the climate dialogue, it should come as no surprise that the event will pay tribute to recent strides made by the world's climate-conscious youth, and use their example to catalyze a brainstorm on the power of music, the arts, and other creative avenues to reach people's hearts and bring about real change.
These talks will be enlivened by a special performance from local music collective Capone BungtBangt, who will play original pieces on recycled instruments. The event will also feature moving art and photo exhibits, curated respectively by the Fondazione Citta’ della Scienza and photography cohort Kontrolab.
To watch the program live, tune in to our Facebook channel at 10:00 AM Friday Naples time.
Run of Show
9:30-10:00: Students and speakers arrive at the venue
10:00-10:15: Opening Remarks – Prof. Gaetano Manfredi, Dean, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
10:15-10:30: Remarks – Giulia Braga, Program Manager, Connect4Climate
10:30-11:15: Concert – Capone BungtBangt, local sustainable music collective
11:15-11:20: Journalist Paolo Chiariello and Minister Sergio Costa walk onstage
11:20-12:30: One-on-one dialogue between Chiariello and Costa
12:30-12:55: Q&A with the students
12:30-12:55: Thank you and Closing – Paolo Chiariello
Thumbnail and banner image of a Neapolitan sunset courtesy of Massimo Finizio.