Vortrag – 15.10.2019: The Circular Economy:  designing projects through co-creation processes

Recently the throwaway culture has become subject to close scrutiny by governments and researchers. This lecture introduces basic concepts related to the circular economy. The short lifespan of many consumer goods resulting in extreme wastefulness, and the growing awareness that their embedded carbon also has implications for climate change, demands a slower throughput of materials in the economy. 

Vortrag – 07.11.2019: How can policy makers take evidence-based ambitious actions against climate change?

In its special report on global warming of 1.5°C the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that “Human  activities  are  estimated  to  have  caused  approximately  1.0°C  of  global  warming  above  pre-industrial level”. Considering the significant uncertainties that are inherent to every scientific analysis of such a complex system as the global climate, this lecture highlights the way the IPCC works to come to such conclusions.