Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre

Why become Virtually Amazing?

16/04/2020 - by Margot Curl

As a well-known and visible international actor on climate change, virtual engagement is increasingly important for the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. 

We continue to be invited for short meetings, panels, presentations and sessions around the world. 

While we want to infuse our vision of enhanced learning and dialogue through interactive approaches in these events, we also seek to promote efforts to reduce carbon emissions, and the necessary behaviour change to achieve this. 

Recognising the increased need for online engagement - made even more urgent by the current Coronavirus - the Climate Centre aims to become a champion of interactive, meaningful, effective virtual engagements. 

Can we accomplish the same impact to address global challenges when people and teams cannot converge in space and time? 

Can we design and facilitate events that enable meaningful participation at a distance, reducing health risks -and costs- while taking advantage of all the possibilities offered by digital technologies? 

Yes, we can. It is time to become ‘Virtually Amazing.’ 

For more details, please read our Virtually Amazing Manifesto.

This initiative was first launched on March 13, in collaboration with the IFRC, see web story: “Meeting without flying”.