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Volunteer Supporters Network/VSN Training: Climate Change Actions and Wikimedia Movement

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Climate Change and Environmental Degradation are the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced. Climate Change poses existential threats, including rising global temperatures, extreme weather events, sea-level rise, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem collapse. Climate Change worsens heatwaves, droughts, wildfires and floods. Climate Change makes food prices rise, water table and water quality fall, social conflicts and political unrest deepen. To tackle the climate crisis, humanity must adapt. This challenge cannot be addressed by any single government or institution acting alone. They require collaborative actions among governments, international organizations, universities, NGOs and creative individual. Does the Wikimedia movement has a role in Climate Change knowledge communication and education? Can Wikimedia platforms help people to understand what is happening and what can they do? This sessión is for everyone who is organizing Wikimedia activities that contribute to narrow gaps related to Climate Change in Wikimedia projects (mainly: Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons). During the training you will learn:

  • what type of Wikimedia activities are the best to narrow gaps related to Climate Change
  • what are the topics that relate to Climate Change
  • how to plan and design Climate Change Actions in Wikimedia platforms
  • where to look for new volunteers
Carlo Brescia (WAPerú)
9 April 2024, 14–15 Hours UTC at Zoom (link will be sent to registered users before the meeting)
The presentation used at the meeting is available on Commons at this link.

Register for the meeting![edit]

You don’t need to be a member of the Volunteer Supporters Network to participate in this online event! The number of participants is not limited. We ask for pre-registration (with Wikimedia username ~~~~). The event will take place on Zoom. We will send the link for the Zoom room to the participants in time before the meeting. Ideally, you should have activated the wiki mail function ("Send email to this user"). If you don't want to do this, please send an email to wikiaccionperu@gmail.com, so that we can email the address directly to you. If it turns out that you can't participate, please remove yourself from the list.

I want to take part in the meeting[edit]

If you want to participate, just add yourself to the list below and we'll send you the link. You can also register via email by contacting Candy or Jesed (wikiaccionperu@gmail.com)

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I haven't received the zoom link. can you send it to me ? thanks céline Céline Husetowski WMFr (talk) 12:09, 9 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Other info[edit]

The meeting is a part of Volunteer Supporters Network 2024 program. You can also check other upcoming and past VSN meetings.

The Volunteer Supporters Network's safe space policy for video conferences[edit]

Basic rules for all participants[edit]

  • Friendliness and mutual respect – contribute to a pleasant atmosphere and a climate of friendliness and fairness. Refrain from statements that are intimidating, degrading, offensive or discriminatory, or that could be understood as such, even if you are talking about non-participants. Threats of violence, incitement to violence and unwanted sexual attention are unacceptable.
  • Openness – Be open for all Wikimedians to participate. Restrictions can be made for organizational or technical reasons. Persons on the Wikimedia Foundation Event Ban list are excluded from participating in the video conference.
  • Identity – Do not attempt to impersonate another person. Do not misrepresent your affiliation with any individual or entity.
  • Privacy – Respect the self chosen degree of anonymity of all participants. Allow participation with audio only (without video). Use the names of the participants, which they themselves indicate in the video conference. If video and/or audio recordings are planned, all participants must be informed of this, including the intended purpose, before the start of the meeting. Still images (screenshots) may only be taken during the video conference with the express consent of all participants concerned.
  • Data protection – Do not collect any personal data of the participants in the context of the video conference. For instance, do not demand that participants send you wikimails or reply to your wikimails. In the case of written notes intended for publication, use quotations that can be individually assigned sparingly and carefully. Never disclose or threaten to disclose private information about a person without explicit consent.


  • Recognizability – The participant in the facilitation role is automatically identified during the video conference (e. g. with a star symbol, as "facilitator" or as "administrator", depending on the platform). Ideally, the facilitator should be the person who starts or leads the video conference. If this is not possible for technical reasons or if the facilitation role has to change during a video conference, please point this out to the other participants.
  • Technical role – During the video conference, the facilitator has extended technical rights. This includes the ability to exclude other participants.
  • Social role – The facilitator is expected to support compliance with these rules with his or her extended technical rights and to coordinate additional measures if necessary. The facilitator may take any action to enforce these rules, including excluding participants and terminating the video conference.


  • Personal responsibility – All participants are responsible for compliance with these rules to the best of their ability.
  • Reporting – If you believe that someone else is not following this policy, you have the following options: (1) point out the terms openly, (2) inform only the facilitator (for example, by using the direct chat function) and/or (3) inform the Wikimedia affiliate that offers the respective video conference platform.
  • Consequences – In case of violations, the facilitator can act immediately. The Wikimedia affiliate providing the video conference platform may subsequently exclude participants from funding and a future participation in video conferences as well as, in the case of particularly serious violations, also pass on data to third parties.