The third-annual Global Climate Action Symposium will bring together a wide range of experts to showcase climate change solutions informed by local and global scientists, engineers, business and policy experts, student leaders, and artists. Jointly sponsored by Georgia Tech and 6 European consulates during European Climate Diplomacy Week, the event will be held in a fully online, virtual format.

At a Glance




Live events will take place on September 27, 28, and 29 from 9:00am – 2:00pm Eastern. Recordings will be made available after the Symposium.

The 2021 Symposium is free and open to all. The Symposium will take place in a virtual, online format.

  • September 27 | Sustainable Food
  • September 28 | Climate & Health
  • September 29 | UN Ocean’s Decade


Full agenda available here

Selected Key Events

September 27: Sustainable Food Systems

September 28: Climate & Health

September 29: UN Ocean’s Decade

Call for Student Submissions

Additional Opportunities

Building a Better World: Women and Climate Justice​

Agnes Scott College’s second annual Women’s Global Leadership Conference will convene internationally recognized scholars, private sector experts, political leaders, and community activists to engage in intentional conversations, form innovative partnerships for addressing climate injustice, and develop creative strategies for building more resilient communities. Learn more

Details: Sept. 23- 25, 2021 | Agnes Scott College

Climate Crisis & Contemporary Culture: Beethoven – Pastoral and Tropic Ice

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience renowned German photographer and visual artist Barbara Dombrowski’s “Tropic Ice” photographs as a digital photo exhibition set to the music of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, his 6th symphony known as an “expression of nature”. This in-person event will take place in the Atlanta area in a socially-distanced outdoor setting, and is free to attend. Learn more

Details: Sept. 25, 2021 | Palmetta, Georgia

A Blue Sky Hero Citizen Science Webinar: How Georgia Tech is Tackling Urban Heat Islands

Tune in for an ScIC-inspired session with the experts from PocketLab and Georgia Tech. We’ll be chatting about:

. Learn more

Details: Sept. 23, 2021 | Online

Press Kit

A complete press kit is available here, including original social media graphics and suggested language. Thanks for supporting the Global Climate Action Symposium!