May 2020

Training: Behavior-Centered Design for the Environment
May 20-21, 2020 | Virtual

Behavior-Centered Design for the Environment Training

Rare’s BE.Lab, Virtual
May 20 & 21, 2020 

Environmental and conservation organizations have deep expertise in the natural sciences. But if human behavior is the biggest threat to the environment, we need a better understanding of what motivates people. Join us for an interactive behavior-centered design training, and gain tools and techniques for moving people toward more sustainable behaviors.

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The Ocean Race Summit
May 27, 2020 | Virtual

The Ocean Race Summit

Streaming live from The Hague
May 27, 2020 • 2:00pm CET / 8:00am ET

The Summit brings together a diverse group of 200 ocean conservation experts and advocates including business leaders and policymakers, scientists and technicians, solutions innovators, athletes, skippers, ocean advocates, environmental justice campaigners, marketers and storytellers, behavioral scientists, sports psychologists, young wavemakers and those living and working with the ocean.

The goal for The Ocean Race Summit is to identify solutions and to facilitate meaningful action. Experts are exploring ways to apply behavioral science, sports psychology and marketing tools to make an impact. The winning strategies required to be successful in an offshore racing campaign can be applied in this context. Kevin Green from Rare’s BE.Center will be joining the Science of Action session to share behavioral science insights to save our oceans.

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June 2020

UN Ocean Conference
TBD

2020 UN Ocean Conference

TBD

The General Assembly decided to convene the 2020 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The overarching theme of the Conference this year is “Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions.”

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July 2020

FAO's Committee on Fisheries 34th Session (COFI 2020)
TBD

COFI 2020

TBD

The Committee on Fisheries (COFI) is a subsidiary body of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations Council (FAO).

The Committee presently constitutes the only global inter-governmental forum where major international fisheries and aquaculture problems and issues are examined and recommendations addressed to governments, regional fishery bodies, NGOs, fishworkers, FAO and international community, periodically on a world-wide basis.

Rare’s objectives for attending COFI 2020 is to raise the profile of Small-Scale Fisheries on the global scale by underscoring their importance for protecting livelihoods, the blue economy and climate.

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October 2020

Training: Behavior-Centered Design for the Environment
October 1-2, 2020 | Arlington, VA

Behavior-Centered Design for the Environment Training

Rare’s BE.Lab, Arlington, VA
October 1-2, 2020 • 9:00–5:00

Environmental and conservation organizations have deep expertise in the natural sciences. But if human behavior is the biggest threat to the environment, we need a better understanding of what motivates people. Join us for an interactive behavior-centered design training, and gain tools and techniques for moving people toward more sustainable behaviors.

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January 2021

IUCN World Conservation Congress
January 7-15, 2021 | Marseille, France

IUCN World Conservation Congress

Marseille, France
January 7-15, 2021

Rare will have an exhibition booth at the World Conservation Congress to showcase how to leverage cutting edge behavioral insights in the field of conservation.

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Past Events

Changing Social Norms: Behaviour Change for Climate
May 4, 2020 | Virtual: Oxford Climate Society

Changing Social Norms: Behaviour Change for Climate

Oxford Climate Society

Rare is delighted to join the Oxford Climate Society to share how our human nature and desire to be social can be used to spark climate-friendly behavior.

Research has established that mitigating climate change will largely depend on changing mindsets, behaviours and societal norms. So where do we start? The Covid-19 crisis has demonstrated that many people can work from home and significantly reduce their travel. How can we make some of these low-carbon behaviour changes more permanent post-Covid? How can other low-carbon behaviours become normal in society?

Featuring Elke Weber, Professor of Psychology and Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor of Energy and the Environment at Princeton University, and Rare’s Kevin Green, Vice President of the Center for Behavior & the Environment.

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SXSW Via Zoom
March 18, 2020 | Virtual

Make It Personal: 7 Steps to Impact Climate Change

Webinar

The South by Southwest festival was canceled, so we went virtual!

In partnership with Zoom, Rare CEO Brett Jenks shared the 7 behaviors individual people can adopt to actually move the needle on climate change, and Rare’s bold new initiative to spark their adoption.

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UN Climate Change Conference - COP 25
December 2-13, 2019 | Madrid, Spain

UN Climate Change Conference – COP 25

IFEMA – Feria de Madrid
Madrid, Spain
December 2 – December 13, 2019

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the international response to climate change. It is a treaty that sets out the basic responsibilities of the 196 Parties (States) plus the European Union to fight climate change.

Rare works with local and national partners to demonstrate how sub-national level, and local action are critical for long-term and sustainable commitment to the Nationally Determined Contribution’s (NDC) implementation.

Leveraging first results from our ongoing ‘Fishing for Climate Resilience’ project, Rare took Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in coastal communities to center stage. Together with various partners ranging from government, to academia and NGOs, we hosted 3 side events. With over 90 additional events discussing the important link between climate and oceans at the COP25, examples of Rare’s unique approach to community-led, nature-based solutions in small-scale fisheries were well received by many.

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Webinar: The Local Lens
October 29, 2019 | Online

The Local Lens: Engaging Photography Through Participatory Photography

Online
October 29, 2019

For the coastal fishing community of Zavora, Mozambique, the ocean is a way of life. Yet coastal overfishing threatens this small and dynamic community on the southeastern coast. Working with renowned photojournalist Jason Houston, Rare gave cameras to four community members to document their lives and share their experiences through their own lens. What emerged was a personal look at the people of this extraordinary place along Mozambique’s Wild Coast. Click below to explore how participatory photography can be used as a powerful tool for practitioners looking to engage communities and better understand their world.

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Our Ocean Norway
October 23-24, 2019 | Oslo, Norway

Since its inception, Our Ocean has helped put our oceans’ health at the top of national and international political agendas. The conference brings together heads of state, ministers, philanthropy, NGOs, corporations, scientists and other experts to commit to taking actions that protect and revitalize our oceans. Rare has regularly and actively participated in Our Ocean over the years, highlighting the work and progress made by our Fish Forever program. Click below for key takeaways from the week in Oslo.

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BE.Hive on Campus
October 4-5, 2019 | Carlisle, PA, USA

BE.Hive on Campus

Carlise, PA
October 5, 2019 

Rare in collaboration with Dickinson College, presented BE.Hive on Campus: Climate Change Needs Behavior Change. This interactive summit will convene environmental advocates, youth climate activists, sustainability pros, behavioral scientists and other visionary leaders to explore how campus communities can be at the forefront of promoting sustainable behaviors and curbing the climate crisis.

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Behavior-Centered Design Challenge

Carlisle, PA
Friday, October 4, 2019

Ahead of BE.Hive on Campus, Rare hosted a Behavior-Centered Design Challenge at Dickinson College. Challenge participants, working in teams with direct coaching and partnership from leading behavioral science experts, worked to create real world solutions to address a specific greenhouse gas emissions challenge facing colleges and universities across the country. Winning teams received $1,500 and had their concepts highlighted at the BE.Hive on Campus summit.

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Global Landscapes Forum
June 22, 2019 | Bonn, Germany

Narratives for Radical Change: Rare at Global Landscapes Forum

Bonn, Germany
June 22, 2019 

Rare Managing Director of Climate & Water, Paula Caballero, spoke before the Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn, Germany during a session on the power of narratives to propel change. Caballero, a driving force behind the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), shared her experience shifting the global development narrative from one that divided the world into the haves and have-nots, to a unifying narrative in which all nations and constituencies share responsibility in building a more sustainable world.

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Growing Blue Mozambique
May 23 - May 24, 2019 | Maputo, Mozambique

Growing Blue Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique
May 23 – May 24, 2019

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Webinar: People, Behavior & Vibrant Oceans
May 30, 2019 | Online

Webinar: People, Behavior & Vibrant Oceans

Online
May 30, 2019

Dr. Steve Box, Rare’s Senior Vice President of Fish Forever, and Melissa Wright, oceans lead for Bloomberg Philanthropies, lead a webinar on shifting fishers’ behaviors to help curb overfishing.

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Webinar: Behavior Change for Nature
May 14, 2019 | Online

Webinar: Behavior Change for Nature

Online
May 14, 2019

See how the Behavioural Insights Team and Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment are expanding the conservationist’s toolkit to include the latest insights from leading behavioral science.

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BE.Hive: Climate Change Needs Behavior Change
March 19, 2019 | Washington, DC, USA

BE.Hive: Climate Change Needs Behavior Change

National Geographic, Washington, DC
March 19, 2019  

This day-long summit explored climate change through the lens of human behavior. Co-sponsored by Rare and National Geographic Society, the summit brought together climate experts, behavioral scientists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, students and others for a conversation about using what we know about human behavior and decision-making to help people reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. It was a day of hope, solutions, and the unexpected.

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