KLIMADISKURSE x Klimalectures – Kick-Off-Event, 23.11.

KLIMADISKURSE x Klimalectures

An die Wurzeln. Warum wird nicht entschieden, was nötig wäre?

A joint event of the Junge Akademie and the Bavarian
Network for Climate Research bayklif.

Location: Online via zoom
Time: November 23, 2021, 6 p.m.



Extreme weather events are increasing worldwide. Even in Germany, heat records, violent storms and floods are no longer rare. The climate crisis is moving ever closer to our everyday lives and is now having a threatening impact on them. In view of these alarming facts, swift action would be required. However, governments and corporations are moving too slowly when it comes to implementing the necessary measures to drastically reduce CO2 emissions, for example.

“We need a new radicalism in political action” – this is one of the central messages of Bernd Ulrich, deputy editor-in-chief of the weekly newspaper Die ZEIT and co-author of “Noch haben wir die Wahl” (together with Luisa Neubauer, Fridays for Future). But why are decisions not being made on what would be necessary to solve the major global challenges of our time, such as the climate crisis or even the extinction of species? And how do we achieve the necessary transformation of all areas of our lives and economies?

The Junge Akademie and the Bavarian Network for Climate Research bayklif would like to discuss these and other topics with Bernd Ulrich at a joint event. After an impulse interview, Dr. Christian Hof, alumnus of the Junge Akademie and bayklif junior research group leader, Annette Menzel, professor at the Technical University of Munich and scientific spokesperson of the bayklif network, and Prof. Dr. Linus Mattauch, research group leader at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and member of the Junge Akademie, will discuss Bernd Ulrich’s viewpoints with him.



This first event, held jointly with the Junge Akademie, marks the start of our Climate Discourses series of events, an open format with lectures and discussion panels. This will be continued on a monthly basis.

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