Heading toward extinction - what can we do about it?
In October 2022, the intergovernmental panel of climate change (IPCC) stated: “The climate crisis calls for a rapid transformation of societies, yet the international community is falling far short of the Paris goals, with no credible pathway to 1.5°C in place. Only an urgent system-wide transformation can avoid climate disaster.”
Yet, this sense of urgency is not reflected by governments and institutions. It is increasingly evident that the existing power structures and economic systems in place are insufficient to address climate change. This opens the question what citizens and members of academic institutions can and should do?
Join us for a discussion about our agency and responsibility in times of planetary emergencies.
In this science - citizen dialogue, we will initiate an open and inclusive discussion on the role of civil society, researchers, and students, in catalyzing the societal changes that the IPCC tells us that we must realize to have a livable future. The event is roughly outlined as follows:
Initial talks (30 min)
- The climate and ecological crisis – Where are we now and where are we heading?
- The role of ordinary people in catalyzing the deep societal changes?
Discussion in small groups about the content of the presentations (10-15 minutes)
Group discussion (45 minutes)
List of invited guests/speakers
Aitzkoa Lopez de Lapuente Portilla, Scientist Rebellion
Alexander Betsholtz, Scientist Rebellion
Torsten Krause, senior lecturer at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)
Members of other activist movements (TBA)
This workshop is open to everyone.
The event is organised by researchers from Lund University and members from Scientist Rebellion, and is hosted by LUCSUS.
Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) is a sustainability centre for research, teaching and impact who work to understand, explain, and catalyse social change and transformations in relation to material limits in the biosphere.
Scientist Rebellion is an international movement of scientists and academics calling on our colleagues and institutions to join the youth, most affected peoples and the wide climate movement on the frontlines to spark the urgent changes needed to avert climate disaster.
This event is part of Sustainability Week 2023, 17-22 April, an annual event organised in collaboration between Lund University and Lund Municipality. This year, over 60 lectures, guided tours, exhibitions, and more are arranged.
For more information about the programme, visit hallbarhet.lu.se
About the event
LUCSUS, Room Ostrom (3rd floor)
torsten [dot] krause [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se