Clover Hogan: We’re not going to solve the climate crisis with the same thinking that created it

By Charlotte Owen-Burge, Editorial Lead, Climate Champions | November 4, 2022

Climate activist and researcher on eco-anxiety, Clover Hogan is the founding Executive Director of Force of Nature, a youth nonprofit mobilizing mindsets for climate action. Clover has worked alongside the world’s leading authorities on sustainability, consulted within the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, and supported students in over 50 countries to realise their power as change-makers.

In this video for the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, Clover discusses why “techno-utopian and tokenistic solutions” are failing to address the root causes of the climate crisis. At COP27, Clover says we need to see more people from frontline communities in decision making spaces, “not just handed the microphone”.


The Natural History Museum and Force of Nature will be hosting a climate café to help people navigate their anxiety about the climate crisis. From 8-11 November (10:00 to 17.30 GMT) youth activists from the youth non-profit Force of Nature and scientists from the Museum will be stationed at its Coffee House cafe to answer questions, aid insight into the climate crisis and help visitors take impactful action. According to Force of Nature research, 70% of young people are eco-anxious and 56% believe that humanity is doomed.

Over the four days, the Force of Nature climate café will feature open dialogues, talks from youth activists, and a ‘science corner’ for the Museum’s researchers to talk about their work and their own feelings around the climate crisis. Led by trained youth facilitators, the Force of Nature cafés will be open to folks from all generations and backgrounds. The Museum is also working closely with Force of Nature and other young environmental activists including Mitzi Jonelle Tan, Elizabeth Wathuti, Disha Ravi, Larissa Pinto Moraes and Daphne Frias to create a week-long programme of free events for young people at the Museum in March 2023. Generation Hope: Act for the Planet’s line up of talks and participatory activities will cover key issues in the planetary emergency today, including eco- anxiety, our relationship with nature, getting to grips with the science, and skills workshops.

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