Jeroen hosts a live panel as part of the official COP26 EU programme. Three inspiring leaders explore the question: What leadershop qualities are needed now?
This is part 1 of this special episode around Climate Conference COP26, please also join us for a deep dive with panelist Eva Karlsson, CEO of Houdini, in part 2 of this episode.
About our panelists
Christine Wamsler is Professor at Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies in Sweden. You can find more on her work here:
- Contemplative Sustainable Futures program at Lund University
- Recent article on inner qualities and inner-outer transformation for sustainability via sciencedirect.com
- Recent article on inner dimensions of climate change based on lessons from the COP via sciencedirect.com
Clara de la Torre is the Deputy Director-General for the DG for Climate Action in the European Commission.
- About the policy of the European Commission and the work of DG CLIMA please use this link to the website of the European Commission
Eva Karlsson is the CEO of Houdini, a Swedish outdoor brand. She has led Houdini since 2001 and is a recognised and award winning leader in sustainability and the circular economy.
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Reflective questions for this episode:
We would like to share the intriguing question that Mark Aink raised during the COP26 event in the session chat but which did not make it into the life stream due to time constraints:
"If transformation means we will have to change our culture, and we change the paradigm of separation to inter-being, what is the no.1 value that is the most important to you ?"
Eva Karlsson mentions the planetary boundaries framework. You can find more on it at the site of the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
You can find the video version of the panel via this link.
Intro song "the Inner Green Deal" by WayUpNorth. Collage in the beginning made from source material from the UN youtube climate channel and material kindly published by the EU commission. Speakers in the collage include: UK PM Boris Johnson, Sir David Attenborough, Vanessa Nakate, President Barak Obama, First VP of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, President of COP26 Alok Sharma and Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres. Made with compassion and active hope. From Brussels, Cologne and Hamburg, your team of the Inner Green Deal podcast.