Power Shift is an annual noncommercial international climate forum organized to implement a common vision of a progressive and environmentally safe future of Ukraine and the role of each participant in it.
You should to recharge with Power Shift if:
- you are interested in the topic of social justice and how climate change is related to the economy;
- you are interested in the theme of climate change, energy, urban transformation and carbon-neutral lifestyle;
- you are an entrepreneur and are interested in making your business more successful and socially responsible;
- you develop a civil society, also if you are an activist of the climate, urban, and energy movement;
- you are a student, and you want to learn about the modern processes in the world that affect the formation of the economy, the transformation of industries, urban planning and the quality of your life.
What to do
We will start with the vision of 2050 year, learn about global trends and what awaits us, analyze ways to build the future we want: about healthy climate, examples of green and sustainable business practices, scientific and technological progress, adaptation and urbanization, green democracy and inclusion, the transformation of personal lifestyles and much more.
Active work and active rest are a key to success, which is why we will have evening concerts, quests and games, excursions and a platform for art activism.
Networking is a red thread that combines all activities within the Power Shift. Each session is formed in the most interactive form, and we will also be able to set up special network sessions so that you can get acquainted with like-minded people, experts and potential partners.
Tens of thousands of people on the five continents of the planet will take part in the global mobilization called “Rise for Climate”, which will begin on 8th of September this year. Local actions around the world should stimulate actions to reduce climate impact and send governments a clear message that the population is ready to switch to clean energy and a sustainable and renewable economy.
You can become part of such a mobilization during the Power Shift as well!
Among our speakers
The Founder of NGO “Ukraine without Waste”
Director of the Heinrich Boell Foundation’s office in Ukraine
Manager of the project “Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine” GIZ
The Founder of Drone.ua
President of NGO “Let`s do it, Ukraine”
The Founder of eco-pottery “Here and Now” (environmentally and community friendly handmade tableware)
PhD in Geographical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Meteorology and Climatology Department in Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Regional communicator, Climate Action Network International
All-Ukrainian Sustainable Development and Investments Agency co-founder, chairman of the Board
“Residence of Ideas “ArtShuttle” Curator
The director for Central and Eastern Europe at the Centre for Liberal Modernity, a Berlin based think-tank. Has been a member of the German Bundestag from 1983 to 2017.
UNDP Ukraine Programme Analyst.
Research fellow and international project manager at KMGNE.
How it was
Power Shift has been organizing for 11 years all over the world, drawing attention to global climate challenges and solutions that are relevant to the country in which it occurs. In Ukraine it has been held since 2012. In Ukraine, during this 5 years the number of participants has increased almost threefold, of which 14% are foreigners. Every year the forum launches new local and nationwide initiatives.
The brightest of them is the DIY-campaign “Take and make it” (2012), the awareness campaign”Warm Point” in 13 cities of Ukraine (2014), the All-Ukrainian climate march (2015).
Each year the topic and purpose of the forum are adapted to the socio-economic challenges and to the request of the civil movement. In 2018 we want to show a picture of the future of 2050, sustainable, comfortable and safe, reasons to move to it, and the possible contribution of each person in such a future.
Media about us
coordinator of the campaign “Cities for Life, Kyiv”, Co-founder of Catering “Salt and Pepper”
Head of “UYCA” , activist 350.org
Communication with partners
Coordinator of the Environmental Protection and Climate Protection Program “DRA e.V.”
Community manager in Agrohub
Work with youth
Curriculum Coordinator, formerly PR at UYCA
Creative producer, Director
Designer of the Power Shift (Енергія Змін) forum since 2015
The ideological inspirator of the forum
EECCA region Field Organiser in 350.org