On 12 December 2015, at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris, 195 countries and the European Union adopted a treaty to ideally limit the average global temperature rise to 1.5°C. On 1 January 2016, the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which are to be achieved by the end of 2030, entered into force. Since then, however, the question “Will the international community manage to take the necessary path toward sustainability?” has been raised.
LMU hereby invites you to a public event that will tackle this topic from many dimensions: In the first event of the new FocusLMU series, three LMU scholars will be shedding light on the necessity and opportunities for greater sustainability from different perspectives. The landscape historian Prof. Dr. Sonja Dümpelmann from the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society will be providing examples where attempts to change the direction of societies in past crises were made and where sustainable solutions to major challenges were thereby sought. In order to prove the need to change course, the epidemiologist Prof. Dr. Katja Radon will be elucidating the results of her research which exemplify and demonstrate how the conduct of one generation can impact their grandchildren’s entire genetic code. Lastly, Prof. Dr. Ann-Katrin Kaufhold, a legal expert in constitutional and administrative law, will be presenting the opportunities for maintaining the target of 1.5°C as based on climate lawsuits and instruments of the regulation for sustainable finance.
The event will be hosted by LMU’s Vice President for Teaching and Studies Prof. Dr. Oliver Jahraus.
For virtual participation via livestream, please register here (no registration needed for participation in the Great Aula/LMU Main Building).