Klimaatverandering is écht. Maar wat doen we eraan?
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Tue. 11.05.2021 19:00 - 21:00
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Klimaatverandering is écht. Maar wat doen we eraan?

Tue 11.05.'21
19:00 - 21:00

How can we avert a climate disaster?

Even though there is no longer any scientific debate about the reality of man-made global warming, the debate about the right remedies continues unabated. What are the best policies and strategies to bring down emissions and avert climate disaster? How should we reconcile climate action with economic development and the fight against poverty?

Climate change promises to be the defining challenge of the century. Young people in particular have an important stake in this debate, because the future is theirs. What do you think is the way forward? You are invited to join the debate. Don’t hesitate to ask your questions to panel of international experts:

  • Opha Pauline Dube, Professor of Environmental Science at Botswana University, lead author and contributing of several IPCC reports (Working Group II);
  • Ted Nordhaus, American environmental policy expert, director of The Breakthrough Institute, Time Magazine's Hero of the Environment;
  • Mark Lynas, British environmental activist, journalist and author of ‘Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet’;
  • Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Professor of Climate and Environmental Sciences at University of Louvain, former vice-president of IPCC.

The discussion will be moderated by science journalist Desiree Hoving. This debate is an initiative of Maarten Boudry, current holder of the Etienne Vermeersch Chair at Ghent University, which was recently established in honor of the Flemish philosopher and freethinker Etienne Vermeersch. With his book ‘De ogen van de panda’ (‘The Panda’s Eyes’), Vermeersch made an indelible mark on the environmentalist movement in Flanders, analyzing the conflict between modern industrial societies and the environment.

You can ask questions during the debate and we will ask about your opinion via poll questions!


Tue 11.05 - 19:00 Online
THINK / debate
free entrance
in English
120 min.

Register in forehand via this link. You will receive a link to the livestream in your mailbox.


organisation: Ghent University, in the frame of the Etienne Vermeersch Chair - in collaboration with: Arts Centre Voo?uit 


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