Conference: Environmental protection with staying power: Dreaming? Climate change and the sustainable use of resources
Achieving the global and national sustainability and climate goals is becoming increasingly difficult. We need to realise what really matters now: procrastination is not an option! Climate change, Ukraine war, biodiversity loss, resource consumption - environmental and climate protection is becoming increasingly important, but time is running out. Is it even possible to avert the imminent massive damage? We want to shed light on and discuss these burning questions with a view to the environment and people.
High-ranking experts from various fields will address the question of whether our economic, political and social structures, processes and rituals are still suitable for long-term oriented action. What prospects does the turn of the times offer in terms of an intact environment, the preservation of biological diversity and a high quality of life for people? In times of permanent change, a circular market economy is becoming increasingly important. Sustainable use of resources is inevitable. Biodiversity means intact ecosystems and plays an important role for people. Discuss these burning environmental issues with our experts, such as Professor Dr. Karen Pittel (Head of the ifo Center for Energy, Climate and Resources), Professor Dr.-Ing. Rommel (bifa Environmental Institute, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences) and Professor Dr. Haszprunar (LMU Munich).
Climate change and environmental protection also have a direct impact on people. Extreme weather events in particular are steadily increasing in Europe - heat waves, storms and severe weather. What direct health effects are we facing and who will be particularly affected? Are there solutions? Professor Dr. Traidl-Hoffman (University Hospital Augsburg, Chair of Environmental Medicine) will shed light on the direct and indirect effects on our health. The tourism industry is also facing major challenges, but new options are also opening up. Professor Dr. Jürgen Schmude (Bavarian Centre for Tourism) looks at how tourists perceive and react. Difficulties in supply chains are not only increasing due to environmental impacts, there are also more and more bottlenecks for raw materials and local supply chains due to the Ukraine war. Professor Dr. Jörg S. Hofstetter (Kedge Business School, Paris) poses the question here: Does business have poor eyesight? The topics of energy saving and greater energy efficiency are becoming increasingly explosive. Professor Dr. Stefan Böschen (RWTH Aachen, Chair of Technology and Society) looks at the question of whether consumption and the rebound effect are driving society into an addiction problem. What impact will this have on the economy and private households?
But above all: What is to be done?
Take the opportunity to exchange ideas with decision-makers from business, local authorities and science, from politics and administration. In lectures and panel discussions we want to discuss these topics intensively and interdisciplinarily with top-class experts. Take advantage of this opportunity to exchange ideas with decision-makers from business, local authorities and science, from politics and administration.
Have we aroused your interest? Then register via our homepage www.bifa.de, the number of participants is limited! There you will also find interesting information about the event and the speakers.
The conference "Talk im Technikum" is supported by: vf bifa e.V. - the supporting association of the bifa Umweltinstitut.
30 years of bifa Umweltinstitut
Following the conference, we will celebrate our 30th anniversary and say thank you for many years of trustful cooperation. The first bifa projects focused on waste treatment. Today we work on current environmental issues. The tasks have become more diverse and exciting!
We cordially invite you to celebrate our anniversary with us! Please register for this event via our homepage.