Meet the Scientist at the Berlin Climate Day
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Meet the Scientist at the Berlin Climate Day

RAW Gelände
Revaler Str. 99
10245 Berlin

Saturday 9 September 2023, 11 am-6 pm

Meet the Scientist & Poster Exhibition

The “Meet the Scientist” format focusses on personal exchange with scientists from various disciplines. By means of a short presentation, exhibits or posters brought along and personal insights, the background, challenges and goals of their scientific work can be obtained at first hand.

The Climate Change Centre Berlin Brandenburg (CCC) is once again a cooperation partner at this year’s Berlin Climate Day. Five interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research projects, funded by the CCC, are taking part.

Picture: BUND Berlin

Program "Meet the Scientist"

11 am-1 pm

School as a local climate actor in the neighbourhood, Franziska Kaiser I Freie Universität Berlin, Barbara Obele & Athina Zachariadou (Junge Tüftler*innen)
The challenges of our time are complex and can seem overwhelming. It is easy to feel unable to act. This is where the project “School as a local climate actor in the neighbourhood” comes in by using citizen science approaches to familiarise pupils with climate science and its findings. By working with the SenseBox, the pupils learn about the differentiated handling of data and how it can be visualised using various programs. The aim of the project is to support the transformation of academic knowledge on climate change into sustainable action at the interface of science and practice in the local urban neighbourhood using a participatory educational approach.

1-3 pm

OPEN-HEAT-BE: Decarbonisation pathways for the Berlin heating sector, Dr Konstantin Löffler and Philipp Herpich I Technische Universität Berlin
The OPEN-HEAT-BE project uses the open-source energy system model GENeSYS-MOD to analyse how an energy system consisting of 100% renewable energies can be designed with a focus on the heating sector in Berlin.

Is it possible to redensify in a climate-friendly way?, Dalia Kellou & Inga Menke I Climate Analytics
The project “Climate change impacts in Berlin” analyses the effects of increasing heat on Berlin and what the city of the future could look like. To this end, high-resolution modelling of the city under various future scenarios and for various temperature indicators of climate change impacts with a focus on heat stress will be created. In addition, the effects of urban planning adaptation measures on heat stress indicators will be modelled using the example of redensification.

3-5 pm

Micro-credential “Sustainable and inclusive building”, Dr Lubna Rashid and Prof Jan Kratzer, Technische Universität Berlin
The topic of sustainable and inclusive construction is increasingly taking centre stage in the design of living spaces of the future. This trans- and interdisciplinary topic is not only an important part of the sustainable transformation of society and the economy, but also takes into account the constantly changing social structures. The micro-credential “Sustainable and Inclusive Building” (NIB) aims to provide young, qualified students with interdisciplinary qualifications in the subject areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. It is open to all Master’s students at Technische Universität, Freie Universität and Humboldt Universität and will be run under the umbrella of the joint endeavours in the area of Entrepreneurship Science&Startups.

Gamification for Climate Action, Justus Schöller I Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
The “Gamification for Climate Action” project combines gamification and place-based education as approaches to subject-related educational research at a non-formal learning location, the Berlin-Mitte School Environment Centre (SUZ). The aim of the learning programme is to arouse interest in questions about climate impacts and climate protection through the digitally supported but locally tangible examination of the effects of the climate crisis in Berlin and to learn about the climate crisis and climate action in a playful and participatory way at an authentic learning location. The digital-analogue learning offer will be tested with pupils and scientifically evaluated, further developed accordingly and finally consolidated as an offer at the SUZ. Gamification for Climate Action is intended to contribute to the sustainable promotion of future skills and advance climate education in Berlin.

Program overview Berlin Climate Day.

Berit Petzsch


Berit Petzsch
Referentin Projektmanagement & Kommunikation