WWF was created in 1961 out of a deep concern for what was happening to the world at that time. Since those early days, WWF has grown to be one of the largest environmental organizations in the world. Currently there are more than 1,300 WWF conservation projects underway around the world and the vast majority […]
One Planet Living
The theme for TEDxWWF Geneva emerged from WWF’s overall vision to create a world where we can all live in harmony with nature within the limits of our one planet. Humans, like every other species on the planet, depend on healthy ecosystems for survival. Nature provides essentials like clean water, food and medicines, while intact […]
Is the world’s current economic model really sustainable?
Will will look at what we currently understand of global trends, particularly focusing on issues like population, water and ecosystem health. He will also share his analysis of the the perverse incentives in the current model by which we live – the things we measure, things we value, and the short term nature of our […]
Will Day spent 20 years or so working with a range of relief and development NGOs in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia. He was involved in the establishment of hugely successful Comic Relief, a fundraising and grant making organisation in the UK. Will Day spent twenty years or so working with a range of […]
The Power of the Simple Electron
Justin Hall-Tipping works on nano-energy startups – mastering the electron to create power. Some of our most serious planetary worries revolve around energy and power – controlling it, paying for it, and the consequences of burning it. Justin Hall-Tipping had an epiphany about the need for finding and harnessing new forms of energy after seeing footage of […]
Sound and Sustainability
One of the most evocative relationships we make with the natural world is through its sounds. As an abundant source of information they have influenced our survival rate and enriched our cultures and traditions. Erosion of these connections not only impoverishes our aural spectrum but marks a loss of the implicit knowledge that is held […]
A Manifesto for a Sustainable Business Revolution
We are living beyond our environmental and social means in the developed world and, on current trajectories, in the not too distant future a growing middle class in the developing world will too. There is a growing recognition amongst businesses of the risks this poses to the long term stability and vitality of the global […]
Jane Fulton Suri
Jane created Thoughtless Acts? Observations on Intuitive Design (Chronicle Books, 2005), a collection of snapshots that depict the subtle and creative ways in which people interact with the world. Jane believes that everyone is creative and resourceful at heart and finds great rewards when tapping into that capacity. Jane Fulton Suri is Managing Partner and Creative Director […]
What Nature Can Teach Us About Design
As designers we’re inspired by looking at the world. Most often we take an exclusively human-centered view, but we’ll learn more if we broaden that view to include the natural world. If we’re curious and look carefully, nature will teach us to design for human needs and desires in more elegant and sustainable ways.
Creativity versus climate change
What if creativity and smart marketing could be combined to help inspire people to lead a greener life? James will show us how it could be done.