Festival for the Earth comes back to the most famous lagoon in the world for its 2018 edition, with a wide range of conferences, workshops, artist talks and events to be held in different locations around Venice on December 3 and 4.

The 2-day international gathering aims to propose to broader audiences possibilities of transformations, reflections and alternative modalities to reframe environmental issues. Knowledge access and information flows are highly important as actual environmental emergencies urge a radical change of perspective and practices. To this end, the Festival for the Earth is conceived by the artist Maria Rebecca Ballestra as an art project for social transformation that aims to instigate creativeness directed at positive transformation processes in science, humanities, economy, ecology and art.

Festival’s guest speakers will come from the top of the academic and professional world (Nobel, Pulitzer and Goldman Prize Winners ), but also members of influential international organizations. HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Mr. Youba Sokona, UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Vice-Chair will give the opening speeches of the Festival, followed among others by world-renowned climatologist Nigel Tapper, who contributed to the IPCC study that resulted in the joint award of the Nobel Prize to Al Gore and the IPCC, by Pulitzer Prize Daniel Fagin and by Goldman Prize Rossano Ercolini.

The Festival is promoting winning solutions coming from the Best Climate Solutions 2018 Award, co-sponsored by the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and the Festival for the Earth under the theme of “Communicating climate change threats and opportunities”. The author of the winning project will be invited to present his/her proposal during a high-profile gala event featuring among the guests Nobel, Pulitzer, and Goldman Prize winners.

More information at www.festivalfortheearth.com