Climate Wall at ISEG

 

The IPP (Institute of Public Policy), ISEG, and Transitar organized an awareness event on climate change, which had the participation of approximately 200 first-year students from ISEG’s undergraduate programs. This initiative, held on September 12, included the training of teachers, staff, and second or third-year students to act as facilitators in the Climate Mural.

New students were invited to join the Climate Mural, a awareness proposal for the causes, consequences, and side effects of climate change, based on the work of the IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the UN. The construction of the mural, through a set of cards, aims to establish connections of cause and effect, providing a deeper understanding and unveiling new knowledge, focusing on climate awareness.

Originating in France in 2018, the Climate Mural workshop has already positively impacted more than 1.1 million people worldwide, raising awareness of climate challenges. Through this interactive collaboration, ISEG students had the opportunity to explore how major contemporary themes are intertwined with climate change. A concrete example is understanding how the increase in temperature and the subsequent migration of insects can contribute to the spread of diseases.

At the beginning of the academic year at ISEG, focused on sustainability, students were provided with the practical experience of participating in an environmental volunteer action the next day. In collaboration with the Monsanto Interpretation Center and the Lisbon City Council, students were involved in collecting invasive species in Monsanto Forest Park, thus consolidating the institution’s commitment to sustainable practices.

 

Team

 

Cavery Ostyn

coordinator

Rita Fonseca

Assistant

Paulo Trigo Pereira

president of ipp

Constança Januário

Assistant