23 Jan

Social tipping interventions and scientific communication

Opening hours / Beginning:

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

23 January 2023


Online & main aula Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München

Is it possible that, amid the climate crisis, a critical mass of people could succeed in turning the tide even if they are not in the majority? The concept of social tipping interventions is playing an ever weightier role in climate science and the climate movement. It gives many people confidence in their ability to make a relevant contribution despite escalating global crises. Why? Because this model shows that change can be accelerated significantly if social tipping points are reached in certain areas (e.g. cities, the energy transition and values/norms). What, though, does this concept mean for us in practice? Where are we at in terms of planetary health and the climate justice movement in Germany and throughout the world? What strategic considerations should influence our next steps? These and other issues relating to the theory and practice of social tipping interventions will be discussed by

  • Professor Harald Lesch (LMU Munich)
  • Professor Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann (Helmholtz Munich)
  • Dr. Martin Herrmann (KLUG; German Climate Change and Planetary Health Alliance)

The event is being organized as a cooperative venture by the Munich Science Communication Lab and the German Climate Change and Planetary Health Alliance (KLUG). Alongside dialogue around science in society, the focus is also on active audience participation and an exploration of scientific communication. For this reason, participants are kindly requested not only to ask their own questions and make their own contributions to the discussion, but also to take part in a voluntary and anonymous survey.

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