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  • 16 November 2022: 09:00–12:30 | 14:30–17:00 Central European Time (CET)
  • 17 November 2022: 07:00–11:00 | 15:30–19:30 Central European Time (CET)
  • 18 November 2022: 10:00–18:00 Central European Time (CET)

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Keynote Speaker

Dr Patrick Kennedy-Williams

Dr Patrick Kennedy-Williams

First and foremost, Patrick believes in the unstoppable power of the human spirit.

Patrick is a leading expert in the field of climate change-related mental health. He holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford and is the co-director of Climate Psychologists, an independent organisation providing therapeutic support and wider consultation regarding the mental health implications of climate change. Patrick has collaborated with local and national governments, businesses, and educators on community-based initiatives for climate anxiety and fostering people-centred and sustainable change towards net-zero.

He has worked with international broadcasters such as the BBC, CNBC, Sky, DW, ITV, Channel 4 (UK) and the Today Show (USA). His work has been featured in media outlets such as The Guardian, Reuters, BBC, Time Magazine, Vogue Business, and The Sunday Times (UK).

He strongly believes in an international parity of voices in the climate emergency, and in 'passing the mic' to those in more affected areas around the world, from whom we have much to learn. His organisation has proudly worked with initiatives such as the Climate Reality Project, Climate Generation Europe, and others around the world.

Alongside contributing to research articles and book chapters related to the psychology of climate change, Patrick is also co-author of the recent book Turn the Tide on Climate Anxiety, published by Hachette/Jessica Kingsley and an upcoming book for young people, Unstoppable Us, due out next year. He has also recently launched The Climate Marathon, a climate empowerment and well-being platform for businesses. You can also find Climate Psychologists on Instagram.