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Online conference „Energy Futures – Emerging Pathways in an Uncertain World” has started

February 24th, 2021

Exciting discussions about the future of energy transitions: Online conference „Energy Futures – Emerging Pathways in an Uncertain World” has started!

How do we continue with the ongoing energy transition during and after the COVID19-Pandemic? What solutions have been developed for respective economic, social, and political conflicts? And what role do education and knowledge transfer play in the process? These are the central questions which are discussed at this year’s international conference of the Leibniz Research Alliance on Energy Transitions, which was organized by a committee including Ute Harms from IPN, and which started this week.

In a symposium on “Knowledge transfer and collective action for successful energy transitions”, which was organized by Ute Harms and Hanno Michel, approaches to sustainable climate education were discussed at the start of the conference. In addition to knowledge, such education should convey skills to apply this knowledge, as well as awareness of the risks and dangers that climate change brings. Only then does more knowledge lead to climate-friendly action. In order to promote collective action, more participatory processes are also necessary. For IPN, Marcus Kubsch and Hanno Michel presented their ongoing work at the symposium.

The IPN has been a member of the Leibniz Research Association Energy Transition since 2013. Further information about the conference is available at https://www.leibniz-energiewende.de/konferenzen/2021-energy-futures-emerging-pathways-in-an-uncertain-world.html