19 Apr

Lecture Series: "How Education Can Mitigate Climate Change"

Opening hours / Beginning:

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

19 April 2021

Demonstration by students on climate protection

© IMAGO / Arnulf Hettrich

In 2030 our world will be a different one. Scientists forecast that this present decade will witness a more pronounced change in the climate than any we have yet seen. Episodes of extreme weather of all kinds will become more common, the rate of biodiversity loss will increase, water resources will decline, harvests will become less secure and an increase in migration flows will inevitably follow. How humans react to global warming in the coming decade will decide whether or not our planet's climate can be returned to a stable state.

Education will have a major role to play in promoting the transformation of society that is required to tackle the issue effectively, giving future generations a fair chance to make the necessary adjustments in their turn. An online series of interdisciplinary lectures given by researchers at LMU and other experts in the relevant fields will focus on possible ways of successfully responding to the challenge.

The first lecture will be given by Prof. Dr. Harald Lesch, Professor of Astrophysics at LMU, Professor of Philosophy at the Munich School of Philosophy and a well known science journalist. Harald Lesch has served on the Advisory Board of the Heraeus Foundation for Education since 2014, and became a member of the Bavarian Climate Council in October 2015.

For full details of the lecture series, together with information on how to register for the program, see the corresponding webpage

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