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British Debates: ‘NOT IN MY BACKYARD?’

Britische Botschaft, Wissenschaft im Dialog

A discussion on acceptance, national energy autonomy and international cooperation  

One of the pressing science-policy questions of our time is the search for sustainable, future-oriented and reliable energy supply. In order to protect the climate, fossil fuels will have to be replaced by renewable energy sources such as wind or hydrogen power. But a number of questions remain: will energy autonomy or a better interconnection of energy resources and production offer the best way forward? Which energy sources will be able to meet our growing demand? Is this dependent on geographic situation? Which new technologies will be accepted by the public?

For an interactive discussion, we have invited experts from various disciplines from the UK and Germany, such as Dr. Sandra Esteves of the University of South Wales and Dr. Malte Jansen of Imperial College London, to discuss these multifaceted issues. In the style of a debate in the House of Commons the audience will have the opportunity to express their opinions by choosing different seats and thus signalling support for different solutions.

The event is part of Wissenschaft kontrovers, an event series organised by Wissenschaft im Dialog as part of the Wissenschaftsjahr 2020, 21 – Bioeconomy. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.



This event can be attended digitally or in person. If you would like to attend the event on-site, please book your spot here

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The event will be held in English, with real-time interpretation into German provided on the livestream. For livestream viewers voting will be done online. After the event you are invited to stay for a chat and drinks with the experts.

About the Venue
British Embassy
Wilhelmstr. 70
Berlin, 10117 Germany

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