During their KOSMOS-Lesung on 15 June 2023, a group of THESys researchers will share what they observed last winter: multiple crises and what this means for our societies and for climate protection across the globe. What we promise: This will be more than a lecture. It will be a happening!

Climate & Cohesion. Notes after a winter of discontent

15 June 2023, 19.00-20.30
HU Berlin, Heilig-Geist-Kapelle, Spandauer Str. 1

In autumn of 2022, the German Federal Intelligance Agency issued a warning that the forthcoming winter would bring civil unrest due to the perfect storm: the Russian war on Ukraine, rising energy prices, galloping inflation and a German society that has been suffering from an increasing lack of cohesion anyway.

At IRI THESys, we improvised a global observatory to monitor what was about to happen across the globe and how that would impact on necessary climate mitigation and adaptation efforts. Now, in spring and early summer 2023, it seems the winter of discontent passed more as a winter of minor dismay. How has this happened and what does this mean? Has everything returned to normal? Not quite: In this Kosmos-Lesung, we want to discuss with the audience what has happened to climate protection across the globe and what we can learn from that.

With: Prof. Jörg Niewöhner and several colleagues from the IRI THESys

Further information

The event will be held in English. Entrance is free of charge.

Photo credits: NASA