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COVID-19 has affected how we live, showing us that we can change and that concerted action is possible. ‘Build back better’ initiatives underscore the need for people-centric approaches. What do we need to tap the energy of change for more healthy, inclusive and sustainable living for all?

Vimlendu Jha, founder of Swechha, Ellie MossConsultant, Carlos Trujillo, Associate professor  at the Universidad de los Andes, Paula Miquelis, Co-founder of Green is the New Black will address the core questions:

  • Why is sustainability information not enough?
  • What motivates effective behavior change for sustainability?
  • How can connected urban youth fuel global movement?
  • What are new forms of engagement are already changing the landscape?

With moderation by Solitaire Townsend, co-founder of Futerra .


13.00-13.05 – Welcome to the Living Better and Lighter Series – Garrette Clark, UNEP

13.05-13.10 – Introduction: Why isn’t Sustainability happening? – Solitaire Townsend

13.10-13.20 – How to effectively communicate sustainability – Reducing Plastic Pollution: Campaigns That Work – Ellie Moss

13.20-13.35 – Global trends and local realities – Vimlendu Jha

13.35-13.50 – Surfing the sustainability wave: Colombia’s Youth – Carlos Trujillo

13.50-14.05 – From Sustainability Conferences to Conscious Festivals: Co-creating in Sustainability – Paula Miquelis

14.05-14.30 – Moderated discussion and Conclusions: Solitaire Townsend


The Sustainable Living 1.5 Webinar Series aims to shape and inform the dialogue on identifying people centric approaches in a post COVID19 world. These webinars aim to feed sustainability dialogues on how to effectively engage people and youth in building back better.

The Sustainable Living 1.5 Webinar Series is organized by United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with the One Planet Network Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme and Stockholm Environment Institute.