HR!Day576 - COP 27 I: Time for Teeming: Tamsin Woolley Barker on her book Teeming: How Nature’s Oldest Teams Adapt and Thrive
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Last year at the end of COP 26 in Glasgow, the environmental movement generally concluded that it had finally become clear that the governments were not serious about doing anything significant to deal with climate change. All they were committed to do was blah blah blah, as Greta Thurnberg put it. Nothing has changed except that the climate situation continues to spin out of control. In fact, because of the war in Ukraine, the climate issue has literally been pushed off the agenda between the US and Europe and Russia, China, India, among others.
COP 27 is thus doomed to fail before it even starts. What we are doing at Humanity Rising is using the occasion, not in the hope that the governments will do more than blah blah blah, but in the hope that it is humanity itself that will rise up and take the necessary actions. It is up to us, the people, to do what must be done.
On this first day, Tamsin Woolley Barker, PhD, evolutionary biologist, bioanthropologist and biomimicry pioneer, will speak about her book Teeming: How Nature’s Oldest Teams Adapt and Thrive. Superorganisms like ants and honeybees perfected the art of collaboration millions of years ago, ensuring survival for the hive without bosses, targets, regulations or paychecks.
Superorganisms use collective intelligence, swarm creativity, distributed leadership, trust and regenerative value to survive and thrive. Humanity is a superorganism that essentially has yet to discover its full potential. The ants and the bees might help.
Humanity Rising’s COP 27 Program is co-sponsored with three groups:
- Facing Future TV, a YouTube channel and web site platform that covers climate issues and does interviews with scientists, thought leaders, activists and policymakers to raise awareness and activism about addressing the climate crisis. Representing Facing Future TV each day from Sharm El Sheikh will be Raya Salter, an attorney, consultant, educator and clean energy law and policy expert with a focus on energy and climate justice. She is the founder of the Energy Justice Law and Policy Center and a member of the New York State Climate Action Council, the body that is developing the plan to implement the nation's leading climate law, the 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the state origin of the Federal "Justice40" environmental justice initiative.
- OzGREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network Australia Inc) is an independent not-for-profit that operates nationally in Australia and overseas in South Asia, South-East Asia & Pacific, Latin America and East Timor. Established in 1992, OzGREEN’s unique approach incorporates citizen science, transformative sustainability leadership and community development, enabling people to innovate sustainability solutions themselves. OzGREEN programs have directly involved over 1 million people from over 1600 communities in Australia, Africa, India, Pakistan, Nepal, SE Asia, Papua New Guinea, Europe, Middle East, East Timor, USA, Canada and Central America. www.ozgreen.org
- Sue Lennox, along with her late husband Colin, has been the driving force behind OzGREEN since its inception in 1992. She is a social entrepreneur (winner Social Ventures Australia Big Boost 2002) and a former high school science teacher. Sue is a grandmother, an avid gardener and lives a simple life, “off the grid” with her extended family. Sue was named as one of the Most Influential People in Sydney in 2007 and 2020 NSW Senior Australian of the Year. OzGREEN’s work has been acknowledged by the Eureka Prize, Banksia Awards, UNAA Media Peace Awards, UNESCO, Buckminster Fuller Catalyst program, and is a Best Practice Case Study for the Australian Association for Environmental Education (NSW). Sue will introduce the youth representatives each day.
- Youth Leading the World (YLTW) is a transformative sustainability leadership program that enables young people to find their voice and become active participants in creating fairer futures. Youth leadership, social innovation and community driven change are key. OzGREEN trains local people to run YLTW in their own region. Through YLTW, OzGREEN is openly sharing the skills and experience we gained over 30 years of delivering of recognized excellence in transformative sustainability leadership programs. Representatives of the youth groups will report in each day. ::http://www.ozgreen.org::
Co-Moderator with Jim Garrison:
- Dr.Tamsin Woolley Barker is an evolutionary anthropologist known for her original research on primate social structure and evolution, and the author of TEEMING: How Nature’s Oldest Teams Adapt and Thrive, regarded as the definitive work on Organizational Biomimicry. Her efforts are focused on rehumanizing organizations that support community revitalization for bioregional regeneration and restoration. Her company TEEMLab provides education, consulting, and speaking in support of this aim. She is also the Dean of Geoversity’s School of Biocultural Leadership in Panama and Director and Founder of the Borrego Institute for Living Design (the BILD) in Borrego Springs, California, where she offers experiential immersions and living systems thinking and design.
- Jim Garrison, President, Ubiquity University
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