Climate Change and the Circular Economy
A new, climate-conscious and sustainable economy is central to avoid catastrophic climate change. In 2020-2021, Skills for the Future will empower students from across Hungary to innovate new solutions to the challenges posed by climate change with mentorship from industry leaders.
Hungary Idea Camp
The 2020 Skills for the Future Idea Camp was organised by EIT Climate-KIC as two separate events. Given the necessity to hold the Idea Camp online due to the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, this decision was taken in order to improve the participants’ experience.
The first Idea Camp took place in October and the second one in December 2020. Combined together, more than 200 Hungarian high-school students met online to brainstorm and work in teams in order to find the best solutions for the proposed challenges.
This year the problem questions were:
- How can school / everyday life be transformed and rethought based on the circular economy?
- What business solutions can be put in place to mitigate climate change in urban transport and food supply systems?
The students had an amazing opportunity to meet and hear the lecture given by Diána Ürge-Vorsatz, Hungary’s leading climate expert, CEU teacher and Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Among the 24 mentors who dedicated their time and knowledge to help the students during the brainstorming sessions were professionals such as an innovation coach, a Circular Economics Expert from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, founding owners of PANNON Green Power Kft, project development managers and many more.
The best 6 ideas were the following: