Democracy and Climate in Crisis I Three Perspectives
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Democracy and Climate in Crisis I Three Perspectives

Wednesday 12 June 2.30 pm

Venue:
TU Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (H 106)

Leverage Points to secure democracy and climate justice in Berlin & Brandenburg

Three Perspectives

In order to achieve a sustainable transformation, it is important to identify and utilise effective leverages. Systems theory distinguishes between strong and weak leverages, which O’Brien has categorised into different spheres for sustainable transformation – practical, political and personal sphere. The current problem is that most research, policies and measures to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis focus on actions, interventions, strategies and behaviours that directly contribute to a desired outcome (solar panels, reduced meat consumption, etc.). These measures can be categorised as „practical“. The danger here is that changes in the personal sphere are only implemented in the practical sphere.
Such an approach harbours the risk of stirring up resentment among the population, which is often used by populists to push through their agenda. A more effective starting point would be to involve individuals and groups in all three spheres of transformation – personal, political, practical.

The event will be held in English. The event is primarily aimed at scientists from the CCC network. It takes place as a side event of the What Works – Climate Solutions Summit.

Participation is only possible after registration (see below).

Picture: Jon Tyson on Unsplash

Wednesday 12 June 2024 I 02.30-04.00 pm

Programme

GREETINGS
Dr. Ina Czyborra I Senator for Science, Health and Care (tbc.)

WELCOME
Prof. Dr. Felix Creutzig I Head of working group Land Use, Infrastructure and Transport (MCC) and Professor at TU Berlin

INDIVIDUEL PERSPECTIVE I Input
Elke Weber I Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment at Princeton
University & Einstein Visiting Fellow (TU Berlin)

A GLOBAL VIEW ON CLIMATE ACTION IN CITIES I Input
Winston Chow I Professor of Urban Climate at Singapore Management University & IPCC Co-Chair, Working Group II

DEMOCRATIC AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVE I Input
Dr. Angela Jain I Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung & Member CCC Board of
Experts

PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Felix Creutzig I Head of working group Land Use, Infrastructure and
Transport (MCC) and Professor at TU Berlin

 

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