October 2019

Behavior-Centered Design for the Environment
October 16 - 17, 2019 | Arlington, VA, USA

Behavior-Centered Design for the Environment

Arlington, VA
October 16 & 17, 2019    •    9:00am – 5:00pm

Want the key to unlocking greater impact from your environmental programs?

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

Our Ocean Conference 2019

Oslo, Norway
October 23 – October 24, 2019

The oceans are under threat from the effects of climate change, pollution, loss of biodiversity and unsustainable use. Safeguarding the oceans for future generations is a shared responsibility and a matter of global urgency. Our Ocean 2019 will highlight the importance of knowledge as the basis of our actions and policies to ensure protection of our oceans, responsible management of marine resources and sustainable future economic growth. The conference will bring together leaders from governments, businesses, civil society and research institutions to share their experience, identify solutions and commit to action for clean, healthy and productive oceans.

Small-Scale Fisheries and Aquaculture:
The Human Faces of an Inclusive and Sustainable Blue Economy

Central Park A – Clarion Hotel The Hub, Oslo, Norway
October 23, 2019   •   5:30pm – 6:30pm CET

Small-scale fisheries and aquaculture farms have significant impact on the sustainability of the supply chain, livelihoods, local communities and progress toward inclusive development goals. Please join us for a discussion with global leaders to discuss new collaborative approaches, value chains and actions that support sustainability improvements and recognize the “human face” of the Blue Economy.

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TEDxCambridge Salon: Marine Conservation & Aquaculture
October 24, 2019 | Boston, MA, USA

TEDxCambridge Salon

Marine Conservation & Aquaculture

WBUR CitySpace, Boston, MA
October 24, 2019   •   6:00pm – 7:30pm ET

Rare’s Applied Behavioral Science Lead, Erik Thulin will be joining Scott Lindell, a research specialist in marine farming at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to share Rare’s process to build cooperation in communities for conservation. Each salon features an artistic performance, two distinguished speakers, and a Q&A that provides audience members an opportunity to speak directly with some of the region’s brightest innovators and creative minds.

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Webinar: The Local Lens
October 29, 2019 | Online

Webinar: The Local Lens

Engaging communities through participatory photography

October 29, 2019   •   12:00pm – 1:00pm ET

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. Join Houston and Rare’s BE. Center for a free webinar exploring how participatory photography can be used as a powerful tool for practitioners looking to engage communities and better understand their world.


December 2019

UN Climate Change Conference - COP 25
December 2 - December 13, 2019 | Santiago de Chile, Chile

UN Climate Change Conference – COP 25

Santiago de Chile, Chile
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.

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Past Events

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

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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