It is crunch time. Progress has been made but nowhere near enough to achieve the Global Goals. As the negative consequences of inaction become more visible and threaten our livelihoods each passing year, we need to turn the tide and show proaction.
We need to make a real difference and you can be part of it. Join the 2022 Edition: Climate Action of our ProAction Summer School in Summer 2022 in Carcavelos, near Lisbon. You will be confronted with a Challenge that is daring but feasible, and scalable. It won’t be easily solved but it has the potential of positively impacting the lives of the broader community. Your ideas and inspirat ion will be irreplaceable to find solutions that create a long-lasting impact. Together we can take action to combat climate change and its consequences.
The Global Goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another. To ensure that the overarching Challenge of Climate Action is addressed through a holistic and systematic approach, our Summer School is organized around three transversal themes. You will look at Climate Action either from a perspective of transforming cities, advancing green growth, or safeguarding our oceans.
Transforming Cities Challenge
Cities and metropolitan areas are powerhouses of economic growth, contributing to about 60% of global GDP However, they also account for approximately 70% of global carbon emissions and consume over 68% of resources. How can we make cities more sustainable?
Advancing Green Growth Challenge
How do we assure economic growth and development, while simultaneously ensuring the preservation of natural assets on which our well-being relies?
Safeguarding Our Oceans Challenge
Oceans drive global systems that make the earth habitable for humankind. Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. How can we protect our oceans?
While you will work on your selected stream, there will be also forms of interconnection, feedback, and shared visions.
What is in it for you?
A Summer School organized by Portugal’s leading and top-ranked business school Nova SBE: Experience first-class teaching by our faculty, staff, experts from across Europe and meet sustainable business solutions powered by Nova SBE Alumni.
Work with top leaders from the corporate world: Business leaders will bring a daring Challenge to our Summer School. Join them and create innovative ideas to solve the Challenge.
Be part of the ideas’ revolution to implement the Global Goals: As a participant of our Summer School, you will work on a real-life Challenge being brought by a Challenge Owner.
The future we need – develop a mindset for change: Unlock your potential and the potential of others to find solutions to the most pressing challenges our world is facing. You will look beyond and engage in trans-disciplinary conversations and turn uncertainty into a powerful resource.
Gain valuable credits (ECTS): The successful completion of all the ProAction Edition 2022 awards you with an equivalent of 6 credits (ECTS).
Going beyond the classic sight-seeing activities: Our free time activities are linked with the theme of the Summer School and will provide you with a unique learning experience from your arrival in Portugal until your departure.
Broaden your horizon and network with a unique view: During the course of the program you will participate in two dynamic events in an oceanfront surrounding where you will meet leading representatives of our challenge owners, and farewell your immersive experience with a dinner among new friends and colleagues in a traditional Portuguese restaurant.