CLIMATE:LAB #1 Climate Protection and our Freedom(s)
Politik Event

CLIMATE:Lab #1 Climate Protection and our Freedom(s)



The CLIMATE:Lab series will start in December 2020, with each event focussing on a specific topic: information will be provided on various research topics, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects will be presented and discussed with the audience.

The first event is dedicated to the aspect of freedom(s).

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Tuesday, 1 Dezember 2020, 4-5.30 pm

Der Klimaschutz und unsere Freiheit(en)

Travelling on holiday by plane, taking food “to go” in plastic to take home or streaming videos on the sofa for hours on end – habits that may make our lives more pleasant, but damage the global climate on a daily basis.

Will our freedoms to stop or limit climate change have to be curtailed in the future?
How can we take precautions now to preserve our room for manoeuvre in the future?
What holistic concepts for democracy and freedom are needed?

These and other questions will be discussed on 1 December 2020 by high-ranking guests from science, business and civil society at the Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg’s inaugural event “CLIMATE:Lab #1”, which will be held online due to the pandemic.


Welcome I Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen, President of the Technische Universität Berlin

Brief introduction of the CCC I Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Short presentation “Climate protection and our freedom(s)” I Prof. Dr. Christian Calliess, Freie Universität Berlin

Virtual Panel (incl. Q&A):

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Calliess, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Charlotte Streck, University Potsdam
  • Dr. Darla Nickel, Berlin Rainwater Agency
  • Dr. Katharina Reuter, UnternehmensGrün
  • Felix Nasser, People’s Initiative Klimaneustart Berlin

The event will be moderated by Carel Mohn, editor-in-chief at, moderiert.

Berit Petzsch


Berit Petzsch
Referentin Projektmanagement & Kommunikation