REACT is a global network that creates a bridge across all branches of natural and social sciences, technology, entertainment, private and public sectors, and people. Its primary aim is to use the knowledge capital in its global network to implement an outstanding environmental education for all social groups and ages across continents, nations, ethnicities, economies, and languages, raising the general environmental culture worldwide. Linking individual projects and groups working on five major directions of climate change research (see REACT's elements below), REACT promotes international collaboration, multidisciplinarity, and new fusions between methods and solutions.
REACTing with the youth: Our children are to experience the consequences of inaction in full. REACT has been developed for the sake of the young generation, is co-coordinated by children and involves them at all stages of project’s implementation: In research, film production, design of virtual reality and planetarium experiences, and in the development of climate education at schools
Top-down REACT’s position:
Climate change is a complex issue that requires an involvement of specialists across many professions and sectors. Successful solutions of this issue rely on how precisely we can predict future developments, whether we are able to develop and implement well-tested solutions for timely mitigation or at least to sufficiently protect people from severe climate change impacts on regional scales. Global network of REACT reconciles environmental, cultural, economic and political differences between countries to advise on the region-sensitive implementation of climate change solutions.
Bottom-up REACT’s position:
Individuals are at the core of the fight against the climate change. More than 70% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are linked to individual consumption of energy and goods. While governments are struggling to reach an agreement, a structured involvement of individuals is crucial for keeping the increasing instability of the climate system within livable limits through well-informed individual choices. Studies show that everyone is waiting for everyone else to start acting.
The world needs a lighthouse for reliable climate change information. Variations in climate change opinions, contrasting and locally irrelevant information, and the absence of clear, feasible instructions overwhelm people and increase the uncertainty of what they can do as end-users
How to REACT
Contact us to become a part of REACT. Bring a new perspective or become a member of your national REACT team. To give the humanity a fighting chance, we need passionate leaders. We will help you build an interdisciplinary team in your country and involve you in large research proposals.
Rules for national coordinators of REACT:
Fresh perspective and learning from prior failures: One coordinator with no documented record in climate change research and one coordinator from the climate change research community
Chance for young scientists and weight from recognized academics: An early-career scientist and an established scientist.
Voice of the people: Representative of the non-academic community
Gender equality: REACT emphasizes a gender balance in national coordinating teams
Kids' perspective: Two children (age 13 - 17) as equal members
Note: This website is designed to build a global force for testing and improving methods of REACT. We are in need of scientists, artists, young generation and representatives of the public and private sectors in each country.
Jan Ketil Rød
Department of Geography, NTNU
Climate change expertise
Konrad Ve Sæbø
Officer at Knutsen OAS Shipping
Alina Mia Udall
Department of Psychology, NTNU
Environmental psychology expertise
Norway national coordinating team
Chile national coordinating team
Department of Earth Sciences
Universidas de Concepcion
Department of Geophysics
Universidad de Concepcion
Climate change expertise
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