News & Outreach
Session on Climate Action at Geneva Health Forum
In May 2022, Climate Action Science member, Dr. Max Jungmann, moderated a session on “the impact of climate change on health: what is the scale of the problem and what action to take” at the Geneva Health Forum. Panelists included Dr. Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health, Environment and Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization, Prof. Dr. Gueladio Cissé from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and other distinguished speakers.
Scenario Workshop: The Future of Climate Action
In June 2022, Climate Action Science member, Dr. Max Jungmann facilitated an interactive scenario workshop on "The Future of Climate Action" at the Hasso Plattner Institute in New York City. The workshop was organized by the German Center for Research and Innovation, HPI and Heidelberg University Association New York. Participants used innovative techniques to develop potential future pathways for climate action until the year 2045.
Online Workshop: Informational Governance and Climate Action
As the information revolution continues, climate change must remain high on public and political agendas around the world. Information plays a crucial role in dealing with climate change and thereby empowering governments and citizens to take action. As a result, the analytical concept of Informational governance is gaining increasing importance as it has the potential to explain societal changes appearing in the Information age, resulting from new patterns of information flows.
Between 20-21 September 2022 we will bring together top-notch international scholars working on these issues, in a two day online workshop. The main aim of this workshop is to identify the emerging issues in this new interdisciplinary field, with a particular focus on climate action science.
New Paper: Zooming-in for climate action—hyperlocal greenhouse gas data for mitigation action?
Members of the Climate Action Science project have published a new paper on the potential of high-resolution greenhouse gas data. They discuss whether a window of opportunity for more effective climate action is emerging due to the convergence of new scientific and technological opportunities to provide high-resolution information on GHG emissions and emerging polycentric governance forms.
Joint online workshop with researchers from California and Heidelberg
On 2 February 2021, we hosted our first international online workshop of the Climate Action Science project with participants from the US and Germany. The workshop will included a welcome note by Mary Nichols, former Chair of the California Air Resources Board, keynote speeches by leading scientists in the field of climate action science, networking elements, and a brief co-creation section to develop the foundation for future joint initiatives.
TED talk on Climate Change Activism
Watch this TED talk by our team member, Prof. Timo Goeschl to get a glimpse into our research: