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BE.Hive: Behavioral Insights to Environmental Impacts

June 11, 2024     |     9:00am – 5:00pm     |     Washington, D.C.

Join us for a day of science, surprises, and inspiration as we explore the evidence that supports applying behavioral and social sciences to the world’s greatest environmental challenges. More about the event



Rare conversations Staci Roberts-Steele

Hollywood’s role in the climate fight

June 20, 2024     |     2:00pm ET/11:00am PT

Inspiring the public to take climate action is no easy task. The science can be hard to understand. The statistics are abstract. Traditional communication often turns off a public we desperately need engaged. Reimagining how we talk about critical issues has always been a specialty of Hollywood. And climate change is no different. Join us for a conversation with Staci Roberts-Steele, co-producer of “Don’t Look Up” and Managing Director of Yellow Dot Studios, a non-profit media studio founded by Adam McKay that is flipping the script on the climate conversation.



Rare conversations Annie Ryu zoom

What’s the Recipe for a Healthy Climate?

July 30, 2024



Ongoing Events

Rare Conversations

Virtual Event Series

Rare Conversations is a virtual salon series featuring live, engaging conversations between Rare staff experts and special guests that explore how behavioral insights are expanding the field of conservation. Guests are encouraged to engage and ask questions.

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Behavior-Centered Design for the Environment Training

Ongoing and Self-paced

Behavior is at the root of environmental challenges. But it’s also key to finding solutions that last. Through interactive sessions, Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment will share easy-to-use tools and applied techniques for encouraging more sustainable behaviors. Participants will also receive opportunities for personal coaching sessions with our staff.

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Explore Past Events

Rare Conversations
Ongoing Virtual Series

Rare Conversations is a virtual salon series featuring live, engaging conversations between Rare staff experts and special guests that explore how behavioral insights are expanding the field of conservation.

Past Conversations have featured:

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Rare at COP27
Ocean-Climate-Society: Challenges & opportunities for ocean mitigation, adaptation, finance & UNFCCC

Date: Nov. 15; 4:45 – 6:15 pm
Venue: Room 5- Memphis (300)
Hosts: Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), Blue Marine Foundation, European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD), Rare, University of Strathclyde
Description: Ocean ecosystems & coastal communities are being impacted by climate change, but the ocean also offers adaptation & mitigation actions. We will show examples of ocean adaptation, incl. Africa & Asia-Pacific, blue finance; collaboration; equitably with communities & ocean integration in the UNFCCC.

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Fishing for Climate Resilience: Unlocking the collective potential of vulnerable coastal communities for climate action

Date: Nov 10; 9:00AM – 10:15AM
Venue: Resilience Hub
Host: Rare, Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)
Description: The event will showcase the positive impact nature-based solutions (NbS) in coastal ecosystems have on vulnerable coastal communities and small-scale fishers, as well as government strategies at all levels to implement and scale adaptation strategies with NbS and Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA). Local champions and international stakeholders involved in the Fishing for Climate Resilience project will share their journey.

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Our Ocean Conference
April 11 - 14, 2022 | Palau + Virtual

The Our Ocean Conference is an annual gathering of government leaders, international NGOs, scientists, and advocates to make commitments that protect the ocean. The Republic of Palau is hosting this year’s conference (a first for a small island developing state), and Rare will be at the table—elevating the voices of local leaders and coastal communities and sharing solutions for people and nature.


COP26 UN Climate Change Conference
31 Oct - 12 Nov, 2021 | Glasgow, UK & Virtual

Rare participated the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) from the 31st of October to the 12th of November 2021, in Glasgow in the UK.

Learn more about Rare’s perspective at COP26

Rare partnered in several events, both in-person and virtual, as part of our strategy to:

  1. Elevate the voices of local leaders and coastal community members to underline the role of locally-led solutions in addressing climate change.
  2. Demonstrate that small-scale and networked ecosystem-based approaches for fishers and farmers contribute as tangible solutions for climate actions.
  3. Build momentum around ocean-climate action, particularly by integrating the needs and views of local communities.

Rare at COP26


BE.Hive: Behavioral Solutions to Water Pollution
September 21-23, 2021 | Virtual

Three days of inspiration, insight, and opportunity

Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment hosted its 3rd BE.Hive, centered on the intersection between water pollution and behavioral science. Nearly 300 people from 38 countries tuned in live to hear from 30+ presenters about the latest behavioral insights, environmental inspirations, and best-in-class opportunities for applying the science of human behavior to reduce water pollution.

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Training in Spanish: Behavior Centered Design for the Environment
August 5-6, 2020 | Virtual Training

Spanish Behavior-Centered Design for the Environment Training

August 5-6, 2020 

Join us for an interactive virtual training in Behavior Centered Design, delivered in Spanish. Guided by trainers from Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment, you will explore the fundamentals of behavior change theory and strategy by working through a real-world challenge, gaining a deep understanding of how to apply our approach to your work to generate more effective, lasting solutions.

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The Ocean Race Summit
May 27, 2020 I Virtual from The Hague

The Ocean Race Summit

The Summit brought together 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.  Kevin Green from Rare’s BE.Center joined the Science of Action session to share behavioral science insights to save our oceans.

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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


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

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.

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

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

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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