14 Jun

Lecture Series: "How Education Can Mitigate Climate Change"

Opening hours / Beginning:

Mon:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

14 June 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 relevant fields will focus on possible ways of successfully responding to the challenge.

Luisa Neubauer, born in 1996 in Hamburg, is one of the organizers of "Fridays for Future", and perhaps the best known representive of the German section of the movement. At the UN Climate Conference in 2018, she met the young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and, together with other supporters, she initiated the Fridays for Future movement in Germany. Since then, Neubauer has met diverse Heads of State and Prime Ministers, and has taken part in the World Climate Conference in Madrid and the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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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