Climate Action Lab IV

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Mon 01Nov
Wed 03Nov
Virtual Event

#ShakeUpTheSystem #COP26

Facilitators: Climate Action Lab IV created by Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking in partnership with CAT's Zero Carbon Britain, One Resilient Earth & Network of Wellbeing

Event time: Mon 1st Nov 2021 at 9:30am - Wed 3rd Nov 2021 at 8:00pm

Hawkwood’s flagship climate action lab is a three-day intensive conference to #ShakeUpTheSystem! Welcoming world leaders at the forefront of change. Take a stand and play your part to ensure a greener, more resilient & creative future for all.

Welcoming Vandana Shiva, Bayo Akomolafe, Charles Eisenstein, Juliet Davenport, Laureline Simon, Mike Berners-Lee, Sam Lee, Soumik Datta, Jojo Mehta and many more to this virtual event.

We are proud to run the fourth edition of our climate action lab in partnership with the Centre for Alternative Technology’s Zero Carbon Britain, One Resilient Earth and Network of Wellbeing.

This conference will be delivered via Zoom as part of the Gift Economy – meaning you can join without charge.


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Are you willing to create systems, organisations and lifestyles that harmonise with the natural world? To once and for all commit to the continuation of life, to become aware of our own interference and be loud enough to stop it. Let’s take those steps towards every ecosystem living life the way nature wishes.

In the words of Rob Hopkins, “What if the next 10 years were a revolution of the imagination?”

The first step:

1.  What are you prepared to give up in this pursuit?

Wait a second! We’ve all heard this before. Taking action, remaining accountable and striving to do our best for our planet is not about saying: NO! – on the contrary. It is you saying YES to what you care for:

YES to Nature

YES to Being Willing to Change

YES to Choice

YES to Caring

YES to our Belonging

YES to Creativity


What do you want to say YES to?

This virtual climate action lab will give you space to realign to the planetary resources available, that we can create and harness personal, organisational and planetary health, creatively. Here, we can assess both short and long-term goals, for ourselves and all generations to come.

You will develop your own 10 point action plan – informed by experts and leaders across multiple disciplines of sustainability and ethical futures. Your pledge, your commitment, your planetary harmony.

The choice about the future we want is there and the choice is real.


We are at a crossroads. The choice about the future we want is there and the choice is real. Time has run out for making decisions on Climate Action. What can we do with the resources we have? How can we work to make ourselves more sustainable? Who do we need to be if we are to be in harmony with our planet?

True change will come from saying YES to life, all life.

From the big picture to internal systems, we have talks that will inform and inspire.

1 Countdown climate action lab event
3-day virtual lab
1 networking post-event session
A zoomed-in view on the pivotal points of climate action

Learn how you can be sustainable in business and in life. Investigate how far are you willing to go, how much are you willing to give up and how and when will you start.

Piecemeal changes are done and dusted. Those movements act in isolation and compete against each other, instead, we need to come together and lift each other up. Hear the stories of those on the frontline, join them, say Yes and amplify the movement.

Create your 10 point plan and hold yourself to account: for you, the land and the living!


Here you can find the full programme of the action lab

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This conference will be delivered via Zoom and streamed live online as part of the Gift Economy – meaning you can join without charge. Donations are welcome to support our charity via the below link; please add “CAL” the notes!


Until Then?

1. Pre-Event Instagram Live

Join Andy Raingold co-founder of Change in Nature and Sam Moyo founder of Morning Gloryville on Instagram Live where they’ll discuss how we can actively engage and connect with those around us and the natural world.
Tune in on 20th October at 18:30; make sure you’re following our Instagram page to be notified when we go live.

2. Event Partner’s Online Series

Join our event partner’s series – The Network of Wellbeing is running a series of online events exploring how to gain a deeper sense of meaning, purpose and genuine wellbeing from living in connection with nature and each other.

3. #ClimateActionLab Film Library

Catch up with the CAL YouTube playlist featuring the talks from our previous Climate Action Labs here.


Event Partnerships

We are delighted to be partnering with the Centre for Alternative Technology’s Zero Carbon Britain, One Resilient Earth and Network of Wellbeing  – who are bringing their networks, creativity and key content to the lab:


If your organisation is aligned with Hawkwood’s ethos & the work of the Climate Action Lab & wish to be a marketing partner or sponsor, please write to our Programme Manager, Miriam Buck. Please state who you are, why you want to get involved, what your organisation wishes to contribute and your company marketing contacts & logos.


Organisations Attending

NEST Collective
Ethical Addictions
Stop Ecocide
Network of Wellbeing
Action on Plastic
We Are The Ark
Wild Wise
Green Hope Foundation
Beautiful Business
Dancing Fox
CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain
One Resilient Earth
the NHS in England
Triodos Bank
The Royal Society of Arts
Good Energy




Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned environmental thinker, activist, feminist, physicist, philosopher of science, writer and science policy advocate, is the founder of Navdanya Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in India and President of Navdanya International.

Vandana Shiva is a tireless defender of the environment. She is also the founder and director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy. Shiva fights for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food: “I don't want to live in a world where five giant companies control our health and our food.”

The recipient of many awards, including the Right Livelihood Award, (the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’) and the Sydney Peace Prize, she has been named among the top five “Most Important People in Asia” by AsiaWeek.

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Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. Charles speaks spontaneously and delivers his talks with a refreshing honesty and integrity. His work meets both heart and mind.

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Kehkahshan Basu

Kehkashan Basu is a global influencer, environmentalist, champion of women and children’s rights, TEDx speaker, Climate Reality Mentor, author, musician, peace and sustainability campaigner. A Forbes 30 Under 30 and the first-ever Winner of the Voices Youth Gorbachev-Schultz Legacy Award for her work on nuclear disarmament, a United Nations Human Rights Champion, a National Geographic Young Explorer, a UN Habitat Young City Champion, and one of Canada's Top25 Women of Influence. Kehkashan is the Founder-President of Green Hope Foundation, empowering young people, especially those from vulnerable communities, in the sustainable development process and she has spoken at over 200 United Nations and other global fora. She is the youngest Trustee of the Parliament of the World's Religions, Council Lead of the Toronto-St. Paul's Constituency Youth Council, a member of the World Humanitarian Forum Youth Council and a Youth Leader of the UN Women’s Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice.

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Bayo Akomolafe

Bayo Akomolafe

Dr. Bayo Akomolafe is a Poet, Philosopher, Psychologist and Professor. He asks, “what if the way we respond to the crisis is part of the crisis?” He is passionate about the preposterous. considers his most sacred work to be learning how to be with his daughter and son, Alethea Aanya and Kyah Jayden – and their mother, his wife and “life-nectar”, Ijeoma. “To learn the importance of insignificance” is the way he frames a desire to reacquaint himself with a world that is irretrievably entangled, preposterously alive and completely partial.

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Hawkwood. Juliet Davenport

Juliet Davenport

Juliet is the founder of Good Energy, the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity. She stepped down as CEO in 2021 moving to a non-Exec board Director role and chairing the subsidiary Zap-Map. She was appointed a commissioner at the Crown Estate in August 2020 and also sits on the Council of Innovate UK.

She has had various appointments with academic organisations and think tanks focusing on sustainability and innovation, including University of Wales, Imperial College, Bristol University, Oxford Energy Advisory Board and London School of Economics.

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Mike Berners-Lee

Mike Berners-Lee

Mike Berners-Lee is a leading expert in carbon footprinting. He is director and principal consultant at Small World Consulting and author of 'How Bad are Bananas?' and 'The Carbon Footprint of Everything.'


JoJo Mehta

Jojo Mehta co-founded Stop Ecocide in 2017, alongside legal pioneer the late Polly Higgins, to support making severe harm to nature an international crime. As the campaign’s Executive Director and key spokesperson, Jojo has overseen the remarkable growth of the global movement while coordinating legal developments, diplomatic traction and public narrative.

(© photo by Ruth Davey/

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Soumik Datta

Soumik Datta is more than a sarod virtuoso. A composer, producer, bandleader and TV presenter, his collaborations with other artists - musicians, singers, dancers, image-makers - create exciting, moving new work. Every Soumik Datta Arts project embraces traditional and contemporary art forms to address some of the most urgent issues of our times. They weave local threads into global textures, attracting audiences anywhere and everywhere.

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Deepa Iyer

Deepa Iyer

Deepa is a South Asian American writer, lawyer, strategist, facilitator, and activist.

She is a Senior Advisor at Building Movement Project and director of Solidarity Is, a project that provides trainings, narratives, and resources on building deep and lasting multiracial solidarity.

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Sam Lee

Sam Lee

Folksinger, song collector, nature conservationist and presenter, Sam has spent 15 years re-galvanizing the sight, sound and ecosystem of folk arts in the UK through his projects and live shows. With 3 critically acclaimed albums, his debut receiving a Mercury Music Prize nomination, Sam works holistically in challenging the very nature of our heritage music in the 21st Century.

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Laureline Simon

Laureline Simon

Laureline Simon is the founder and director of One Resilient Earth, a Germany-based non-profit organization dedicated to building the resilience of individuals, communities and ecosystems to climate change impacts through transformative and regenerative projects weaving together science, art, ancient wisdom and new technologies. Laureline has been working on climate change mitigation and adaptation at the international level for 15 years, including with the French Development Agency in India and Sub-Saharan Africa, and with the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC).

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Alan Moore - Do Build

Alan Moore

Alan Moore is a designer and business innovator on a mission to help businesses discover their own unique beauty. Working directly with companies and organisations, Alan mentors teams and individuals, delivers inspirational leadership programmes, and advises clients on how to design and build a regenerative business. Alan has shared his knowledge in the form of board and advisory positions, and has taught in institutions including MIT, the Sloan School of Management and INSEAD. Alan is the author of four books on creativity and business transformation, including Do Design: Why beauty is key to everything (Do Books, 2016), and Do Build. How to make and lead a business the world needs (2021). He has spoken at The Do Lectures, SXSW and the Hay Literary Festival and has featured in the media. Alan still works as an artist. Every day, he tries to lead his life as beautifully as he possibly can.

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Zoe Sear

Zoe Sear

Zoe is head of marketing and communications at Triodos Bank. Zoe has over 20 years of experience in marketing communications. Her remit at Triodos is to champion the positive role banking can play in creating the world we want to see, as the financial system and our economies are inherently linked to the natural environment and the health of our society and their stability and success is dependent upon them.

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Daniel Christian Wahl

Daniel Christian Wahl

Daniel Christian Wahl is one of the catalysts of the rising reGeneration and the author of Designing Regenerative Cultures. He works as a consultant, educator and activist with NGOs, businesses, governments and change agents. Daniel grew up in Germany, studied Biology in Scotland and California, Holistic Science at Schumacher College and wrote a PhD in Design for Human and Planetary Health in 2006. Since 2010 he has lived in Majorca, Spain growing roots and deepening his practice of facilitating bioregional regeneration.

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Anna Bullen

Dr Anna Bullen is CAT's Innovation Lab Manager. Anna is an experienced and qualified facilitator and project manager with 25 years' experience working in the sustainabiity arena. Anna is passionate about faciltiating co-creative processes that bring together a wide range of stakeholders with diverse views to co-design solutions that will effectively address the climate emergency. Anna has an academic background, with a degree in Environmental Management and Resource Development, an MA in Space, Place and Politics and a PhD in Sustianble Citizenship.

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Garry Turner

Garry Turner

Garry is a Change Catalyst & Strategic Advisor who works at the intersection of design, disruption, education and innovation. Leveraging over 20 years of international commercial experience combined with over 5 years building human-centred approaches across people, culture and systems, Garry supports senior leaders as a 1-1 Thinking Partner, supports teams as a human-centred workshop facilitator, is a keynote speaker and podcast host and has acted as an advisor to two tech startups.

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Mary Reynolds

Mary Reynolds is a Chelsea Gold medal-winning Irish landscape designer bestselling author and nature activist. She is a proud patron of Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland (WRI) and strives to do as much as she can to re-educate people on how to live in harmony with nature in their own patch of land. To become Guardians rather than Gardeners. There was a 2016 movie, “Dare to be Wild (2016), about some of Mary’s adventures. She is the founder of the global rewilding movement ‘We Are The Ark – Acts of Restorative Kindness to the Earth. She dreams of a patchwork quilt of nature and its caretaker guardians spreading hope and life the whole way around the earth.

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Claudi Williams

A German-born, long-time resident of Stroud in Gloucestershire, Claudi is a community organizer and chair of Action on Plastic, an initiative providing practical advice for individuals, businesses and communities that are setting out to reduce their plastic footprint. She is the author of ‘Small Steps to Less Waste, published in 2021 by Hawthorn Press. She works at The Beeswax Wrap Company, a B-Corp business making reusable food wraps in the UK to replace clingfilm and other plastic. Over the last 5 years, Claudi has taken part in BBC national news and radio programmes and has spoken at many festivals and events, such as Hawkwood’s own Seed Festival and Climate Action Lab, Womad and the Cabinet Office zero waste week 2020.

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Chris Salisbury

Chris Salisbury

Chris Salisbury is an intercessor, a fire-starter, and a not-so-secret agent for Gaia. Chris’s love of nature has determined his professional life, and his personal lifestyle. He has been a ‘voice for the Earth’ for the last 27 years as trainer, educator and outdoor instructor.

Chris is the curator and lead instructor on the acclaimed Call of the Wild year-programme at Embercombe, and founder of WildWise, an outdoor education and training company amongst many other creative pursuits. He has had a 25-year love affair with traditional storytelling. He is the founder and Artistic Director for both the Oxford and Westcountry Storytelling Festival.

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Justin Hopper

Justin Hopper is an American writer based in the East of England. His work explores the intersection of landscape, memory and myth through written and recorded projects including The Old Weird Albion (Penned in the Margins press) and Chanctonbury Rings (Ghost Box Records), as well as a series of site-specific projects (Public Record). For ten years he curated exhibitions of contemporary British landscape artists for Wood Street Galleries, which has now transformed into the podcast, Uncanny Landscapes.

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Bel Jacobs

Bel Jacobs

Between 1999 and 2013, Bel Jacobs was Style Editor for Metro. The fall of Rana Plaza in 2013 forced a re-assessment; today, she is a writer, speaker and activist with a focus on animal rights, the climate emergency and the toxic fashion system.
Bel has spoken on panels for a range of projects including Fashion Debates, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Wolf & Badger, Reve en Vert, the Maiyet Collective, Future Fabrics Expo 2019 (watch the interviews here) and Graduate Fashion Week 2019, where she was also a judge for the Considered Design Award.

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Corrine Harragin

Corinne is a performance storyteller, voiceover artist, and workshop facilitator. She combines her research in comparative cultures, mythology and folklore with an interdisciplinary performance practice to create solo and ensemble work for contemporary audiences. Her extensive repertoire includes stories from a wide range of world mythologies and oral traditions. She is particularly interested in working with lesser-known English folktales and exploring rituals and traditions from the British Isles. Corinne also teaches storytelling, public speaking and confidence building skills for groups and individuals in corporate, educational and holistic settings. She is currently doing postgraduate research at the University of Bristol and is a visiting lecturer in Storytelling at Falmouth University and the University of Gloucestershire.

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Loes Damhof

Loes Damhof

Loes Damhof and her team at Hanze University of Applied Science were rewarded with a UNESCO Chair on Futures Literacy for their work researching the impact of Futures Literacy and the design principles of FL interventions. In addition to her research and teaching practices, she consults and trains staff of international organizations including UNESCO, UNFCCC, ClimateKIC, UN, CIFS and Oxfam in multidisciplinary projects, and alongside Alex Lambie, is the first Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking Fellow. As a Futures Literacy Expert, Loes facilitate processes that use multiple futures to rethink the present, in order to find new ways of doing, thinking and being.

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21-X178 - Futures Literacy - Loes Damhof, Alex Lambie & Steve Fuller

Alex Lambie

Alex Lambie is an artist and social entrepreneur. His work focuses on dialling down cerebral investigation and stepping more regularly into enquiry through the senses. An installation of his work at The RSA last year included an FL Lab run with Loes Damhof, introducing leading UK activists to the capability and is now a Fellow of Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.

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Simon McBurney

Simon McBurney is an actor, writer, playwright and director of theatre, opera, film and dance. He is co-founder and artistic director of Complicité, is married, has three children and lives at the end of a valley in the West Country. In 2016 his wife, Cassie, introduced him to Polly Higgins and the Stop Ecocide campaign which seeks to have Ecocide (unlawful or wanton acts committed with knowledge there will be widespread or long-term damage to the environment) enshrined in international law.

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Tommy Crawford

Tommy Crawford is a poet, shamanic storyteller and founder of international mischief-making outfit, Dancing Fox. When he is not performing and teaching around the world, or helping the likes of Greenpeace, WWF and Amnesty International to transform culture through the stories they tell and embody, he can be found holding ceremonies or training his nieces and nephews in their (100% made up) Superhero School. In 2022 he will be launching "Fire and Honey", an online Hogwarts for artists, activists and beautiful troublemakers of all persuasions (which is 100% real, even if it sounds slightly made-up).

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Lucy Taylor

Lucy is the Founder of The Make Work Play Project and long-term collaborator with Dancing Fox. She is passionate about harnessing the power of play to make the world (and work) more joyful. She brings her talents as a facilitator, improviser and puppeteer to Dancing Fox to help NGOs tell more culture-shifting stories.

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Dan Burgess

Dan is a creative strategist, activist, co-designer, podcaster and guide with deep experience of harnessing creativity and collaboration for action on complex social, ecological and climate challenges. He works across multiple spaces from the grassroots, place-based communities, arts, activism, conservation, NGO’s to global brands. He’s Co-founder of Good for Nothing, Co-Pilot at Wild Labs, long term steward of The Wild Network and We Are Ocean collective, co-writer of and hosts The SpaceShip Earth podcast. He writes, talks, designs and serves as a learning guide exploring participative and regenerative cultures, deepening our relationship with the more than human world, brand activism and creative experimentation in unravelling times.

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Flo Scialom

Flo Scialom is Communications and Events Manager at the Network of Wellbeing (NOW), and is also a trained facilitator specialising in mindfulness and Active Hope.

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Roger Higman

Roger Higman is Director of the Network of Wellbeing (NOW), and has over 25 years’ experience of campaigning and strategic leadership, mainly at Friends of the Earth.

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Henry Waite

Henry Waite is an analyst and project manager with 10 years experience managing global projects. He is the co-founer of AimHi, the chair of governors for a school in Tower Hamlets and a long time proponent of improving the accessibility of quality education.

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Alicia Carey

Alicia is Chief Executive of Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking and is passionate about protecting our environment and supporting people to make positive change. Alicia shows how building trust, embodying values and allowing just the right level of risk enables opportunities to flourish. Collaboration, curiosity and warmth characterise her interactions at every level. In 10 years at Hawkwood CFT, Alicia's unique leadership style has brought financial abundance, ethical awareness, international recognition and creative zest. Hawkwood welcomes exceptional leaders across sustainability, business, wellbeing and the arts to provide a cultural education programme that supports every individual to fulfil their potential.

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Natali Martinez Riobo

Natali Martinez Riobo

For Natali Martinez Riobo, creativity, self-expression and culture is what makes life colourful. The centre of her vision is and has always been the richness and spirit of community. Born and partly raised within an impoverished village in the mountains of Colombia, she has lived within a richly diverse culture. Her inspiration of living outside capitalist societal standards and her deep passion & connection to the natural world was born from a young age as a consequence. Natali works within Digital Marketing, and is passionate to bring to life the spirit of Hawkwood's work.

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Miriam buck

Miriam Buck

Miriam Buck is Hawkwood's Programme Manager and Creative Curator. She works with openness, honesty & heart to present Hawkwood's educational & artistic programme, a place and space that catalyses creative endeavours and personal and cultural exploration. Miriam is a natural networker, writer, dancer, poet and facilitator. She is a student of Advaita Vedanta, which has and continues to radically transform her life.

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Priscila Pabon Hawkwood

Priscila Pabon

Priscila Pabon is the Brand and Content Strategist at Hawkwood CFT. Born and living in the Global South, Priscila is a creator of beauty and seamlessness and works with a passionate fire that brings vitality to her work. With expansive curiosity, Priscila explores diverse cultures and indigenous lifestyles and her care for the planet is precisely done within every aspect of her work.

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