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Penelope Cain @ EU Green Week 2023

On the 07th June at 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM CET Resonances IV Artist Penelope Cain will participate to  EU Green Week 2023, on the panel:  Human dimension of the Green Deal: skills and mind-set needed for the sustainability transition presenting her project, The Entanglement of Desert Water, as well as the wider NaturArchy framework as one of the methods to reconnect to and learn from nature, build community and  promote the right skills and mind-sets to accelerate the just green transition.

Follow the session here.

The Entanglement of Desert Water residency at JRC Ispra 06/02/2023 - 10/02/2023.

Presentation of residency | 09/02/2023


There is growing awareness that we need something beyond technology, legislation and finance to make the just green transition happen: namely the right mind-set and skills, as well as reconnection to nature.

GreenComp, the European Sustainability Competence Framework acknowledges the interdependence of life and species, and that restoring and regenerating healthy and resilient ecosystems will require developing empathy towards the planet and showing care for other species. Knowledge about nature can encourage us to connect more closely with nature, which in turn can motivate further learning for sustainability. Promoting nature fosters a healthy relationship with the natural environment and can ignite in people a feeling of connectedness to the world’s vast web of life. This can help contrast the psychological distress and negative emotions that children and young people worldwide experience because of climate change, and rather turn the distress into focused action.

This session will explore the human dimension of policy-making: how we can use reconnection, learning from nature, community building and promotion of the right skills and mind-sets to accelerate the just green transition.


About the EU Green Week 2023 

EU Green Week is your annual opportunity to debate, become familiar with, or even celebrate EU environment policy.

It’s an opportunity to celebrate the progress we’ve made, and to encourage individuals, communities and organisations to take stronger action in future – to protect, preserve and restore our environment, for now and for future generations, while constantly promoting sustainable development. 

More about the EU Green Week



·         June 7 2023, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM CET

·         Location: Brussels, Charlemagne building, GASPERI room


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