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Climate Talk: Give The Future a Chance

Climate Change Center | Ottmar Edenhofer, Christian Thomsen, Elke U. Weber

From Climate Research to Transfer in the Metropolitan Region Berlin Brandenburg

The new Einstein Center Climate Change and Public Policy of Human Settlements (ECCC, in formation) is a public policy oriented research center designed to harness and further develop the unique potential of the Berlin Brandenburg region, its landscape of universities and various non-university institutes and stakeholders. Public policy is in the core of the movement required to set the course for climate mitigation and adaptation. Based on this, the new center will focus on climate solutions that work now, also reflecting the technological, societal and cultural transformation processes that these solutions will catalyze. The ECCC will pursue its goals by: i) advancing world class research; ii) identifying and fostering climate change solutions that work now; iii) educating the next generation of decision makers; and iv) reflecting, supporting and co-developing the associated social and cultural transformations. It will focus on subnational action at the scale of human settlements, ranging from metropolitan to rural areas, and taking Berlin and Brandenburg as primordial cases.

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The Einstein Center Climate Change and Public Policy of Human Settlements (ECCC, in formation) originates from the Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg joint initiative, founded in 2020, involving Technische Universität Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Charité Berlin, Berlin University of the Arts, University of Potsdam, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and more than 30 research partners.

Program:
Climate change demands behavioral change: What are the challenges?
Elke Weber, Princeton University (Input)

Panel Discussion with:
Ottmar Edenhofer I Director and Chief Economist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Christian Thomsen I President, Technische Universität Berlin

Elke Weber I Professor in Energy and the Environment, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Presentation of the ECCC:

Felix Creutzig I Head of working group Land Use, Infrastructure and Transport at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) and Professor at Technische Universität Berlin

Meet Scientists of the ECCC I Fishbowl:

Felix Creutzig I Head of working group Land Use, Infrastructure and Transport at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) and Professor at Technische Universität Berlin

Sophia Becker I Professor for Sustainable Mobility and Transdisciplinary Research Methods, Technische Universität Berlin

Timothée Ingen-Housz I Professor for Dramaturgy and Design of Audiovisual Communication, Berlin University of the Arts

Moderation: Julia Vismann I Host Talking Science Podcast RBB (Broadcasting Berlin-Brandenburg) and BUA (Berlin University Alliance)

 

 

PUBLIC DISCUSSION VIA LIVESTREAM AND ON-SITE AT THE BERLIN SCIENCE WEEK CAMPUS.

This event can be attended digitally via livestream or in-person with a limited on-site audience at the Museum of Natural History.

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On-Site: If you would like to attend the event on-site, please book your spot via e-mail by 20 October to: veranstaltungen@tu-berlin.de with the subject “Climate Talk”. You will receive feedback by October 27th at the latest as to whether it worked.

Due to the current situation, we are required to ask for the contact information of each person entering the Museum of Natural History in accordance with the Protection Against Infection Act. We therefore require the following data from all persons who register: First name, last name, address, telephone number and email address.

On-site the protective and hygienic measures of the Museum of Natural History apply. The so-called 3G rule (for “geimpft, genesen oder getestet“, i.e. “vaccinated, recovered or tested”) will be applied: Anyone who is not fully vaccinated or is not considered recovered will be required to provide a recent negative Covid-19 test. Visiting the event is permitted with a medical face mask only.

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Ottmar Edenhofer

Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK)

Ottmar Edenhofer is Director and Chief Economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research as well as Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change and Professor of the Economics of Climate Change at the Technische Universität Berlin.

 

Christian Thomsen

Technische Universität Berlin

Professor of physics Dr. Christian Thomsen became president of the Technische Universität Berlin in 2104. He initiated the establishment of a climate research center that the TU Berlin is building together with partners from Berlin and Brandenburg (Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg).

 

Elke U. Weber

Princeton University

Professor in Energy and the Environment, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University.

Prof. Weber studies the full range of goals and decision processes (head, heart, and rules) by which humans (from citizens to policy makers) respond to environmental change and the energy transitions with the objective of designing choice environments that facilitate wiser or more rational decisions.

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Berlin Science Week Campus – Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Invalidenstraße 43
Berlin, Berlin 10115 Germany
(030) 8891408591

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