Climate Policy and Climate Conference - Between Pragmatism and Activism

Under the motto „Together for just, ambitious implementation NOW“, the UN Climate Change Conference will be held for the 27th time in Sharm El Sheikh from 6 to 18 November 2022. The goal remains clear: to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees compared to pre-industrial levels.

With its emphasis on „NOW“, the climate conference underlines the eminent necessity of acting now in order to still achieve the climate goals. Although a number of states already had much higher ambitions than others at the 26th Climate Conference in Glasgow in 2021, the final declaration was watered down several times in its wording and not all states are adhering to the climate protection targets set there. It is precisely this discrepancy between ambition and pragmatic reality that is criticised time and again, especially by young activists who call for action for the climate and our planet in various forms of protest. Ricarda Lang, federal chairperson of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and member of the German Bundestag, is herself a participant in the UN Climate Conference and will be our guest on 7 December.

Together with you and Ricarda Lang we want to discuss the following and other questions:

What can a climate conference achieve and what not? What are the decisive results of the 27th climate conference? How much pragmatism is needed in climate policy and how much pragmatism is harmful? What are different scenarios for the future state of our planet depending on the success of global climate protection efforts? How could a socio-ecological transformation, i.e. a profound change in the way industrialised countries live and do business, influence climate change? What does it do to climate policy when it is shaped by younger and younger people in political office? What role do young climate activists play in politics?

We look forward to your participation. Please register by 05.12.2022.