Dialogue event

1.5-degree target - Which levers work quickly and effectively?

01 - 03 Oct 2021

Drought summers, Fridays for Future, severe weather disasters - the climate crisis can no longer be ignored. Awareness of the danger is growing in civil society, business and politics. But there is still a lack of concrete approaches to ensure that the goals formulated in the Paris climate agreement can be met. There is increasing agreement on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. But shaping the path toward goals like this depends crucially on the basic assumptions and values on which they are based. What is the importance of technological progress in preventing climate catastrophe, and what role might individual and collective renunciation play? These questions have been discussed in recent months - even beyond the scientific community. Who bears the main burdens of change? How can jobs be secured, how can mobility be guaranteed?

Central to this are strategic questions: Which of the available climate policy instruments should we favor? Regulatory law or the pricing of emissions? Which areas and sectors are crucial? How can we ensure participation and acceptance, organize the global economy in a sustainable way, and secure investments in promising innovations? We would like to take up and discuss these and other central controversies surrounding climate protection without falling into the usual templates and trench warfare. Rather, the conference is intended to open up space for reflection on fundamental premises, concepts and strategies. A common thread running through the event is the dialogue between four approaches: between post-growth and environmental economics, ecological economics and feminist economics. A further focus will be the question of the self-image and role of science and policy advice.

We cordially invite participants from these fields in particular, but also all interested parties, to participate in the exchange. The conference provides space for reflection, for which there is often no time in everyday life, and for an open exchange in order to find climate policy answers for a sustainable coexistence.

The programme of the workshop at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing and further information on registration can be found on this flyer.