Events 2020

  • Jan

    Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Climate Science in Court

    This panel discussion focuses on climate litigation, which is becoming a powerful tool in shaping policy and bringing about more stringent action against climate change. In these lawsuits, big emitters of greenhouse gases – companies and governments alike – are increasingly being held responsible for climate change and accountable for inaction. Three prominent panelists including Karsten Haustein, climate scientist at Oxford University, UK; Inga Menke, research associate at Climate Analytics, Berlin and Roda Verheyen, environmental lawyer and partner at Rechtsanwälte Günther, Hamburg, set the scene for a fruitful discussion on the role of science and scientific findings in such legal cases, and the audience will be invited to actively participate in the discussion.