How Local Action Can Combat The Global Effects Of Climate Change

By Chong Seow Wei

Join the August 3 edition of Gen.T's Cloud Talk, where a marine biologist and a sustainable tourism entrepreneur will discuss the power of individual and local environmental solutions

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This quote from singer-songwriter Jack Johnson may resonate with you: “An individual action, multiplied by millions, creates global change.” Thanks to the internet and social media, we have the ability to share our opinions, build our influence and question authority in our own ways. The power of the individual to create change has grown—and we know it. 

Millennials and Gen Z, in particular, embrace individual responsibility and action. As a Deloitte survey published in 2021 highlighted, this value shapes these two generations’ approach to everything, from employment to the environment. And this has had widespread effects on industries and countries, from employers to retailers. 

In the August 3 edition of our Cloud Talk webinar series, we invite a marine biologist and a sustainable tourism entrepreneur to discuss how individual and local solutions can significantly impact global issues, particularly climate change. They will also share about their entry into environmental advocacy, the challenges they face in advancing their cause and why climate change is as much a global issue as it is a personal one. This session is organised in partnership with Rolex.

 

Read more: High Hopes: Rolex’s Perpetual Planet Initiative Supports Mission Blue's Quest to Save Our Oceans

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Marine bio-geochemist Emma Camp has been fascinated by corals since the age of six
Above  Marine biologist Emma Camp has been fascinated by corals since the age of six
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Natalie Chung's social enterprise V'air won the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference Hong Kong Tertiary Schools Challenge
Above  Natalie Chung's social enterprise V'air won the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference Hong Kong Tertiary Schools Challenge

The speakers

Rolex Laureate Dr Emma Camp is a marine biologist, whose research focuses on the physiology, ecology and biogeochemistry of coral reefs. She is the deputy team leader of the Future Reefs Program within the Climate Change Cluster at the University of Technology Sydney, where she started the Reef Biogeochemistry Group in 2020. Aside from championing the protection of coral reefs, Camp is also a National Geographic Explorer and passionate about the involvement of girls and women in STEM.

Natalie Chung is the co-founder of V’air, a social enterprise that promotes sustainable tourism and climate education. It offers ecotours in Hong Kong, environmental education workshops and events, and travel recommendations with insights on nature conservation through its online platform. Come 2023, Chung will travel alongside renowned explorers like Sylvia Earle to Antarctica to discover the climate impact on the region. 

 


This edition of Cloud Talk is held in partnership with Rolex through its Perpetual Planet initiative. Part of Tatler’s Under The Same Sky campaign with the watchmaker, the session brings together key advocates from the region and around the world who are crafting solutions to environmental challenges and committing to a sustainable future. Register to attend.

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