Headline: Events

To reduce the environmental impact of our events as far as possible, we consider sustainability aspects during all stages of the organization. You can find more information here: IASS Events & Sustainability.

Workshop

DÁVGI CO-CREATE Reflection workshop: building a network for sustainable research relationships

At the end of February, the research project DÁVGI: Co-creation for biocultural diversity in the Arctic will hold the second instance of a workshop series aimed to further establish and strengthen a network consisting of Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners. The workshop will take place in Vienna, Austria, in connection with the Arctic Science Summit Week conference. DÁVGI aims to provide a basis for the exchange of knowledge and expertise to improve collaboration between Indigenous rights holders, environmental and other non-governmental organizations, local stakeholders, researchers, and policymakers, in order to strengthen the conservation and restoration of biocultural diversity in the Arctic.

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Online Abschlussveranstaltung

Abschlussveranstaltung des SHAPE-Projekts – Sustainable Development Pathways

Am 16. Februar 2023 findet die Abschlussveranstaltung des Forschungsprojekts SHAPE statt. SHAPE steht für “Sustainable development pathways achieving Human well-being while safeguarding the climate And Planet Earth” – dt. “Wege zu einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung, die das menschliche Wohlergehen mit dem Schutz des Klimas und des Planeten Erde verbindet”. Ziel des SHAPE-Projekts war es herauszufinden, welche Wechselwirkungen zwischen Optionen zur Eindämmung des Klimawandels und den breiteren Zielen einer Nachhaltigen Entwicklung bestehen und wie Entwicklungspfade aussehen können, die es ermöglichen, die Ziele der Agenda 2030 und die Klimaziele des Pariser Abkommens gleichzeitig zu erfüllen.

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Workshop

Indigenous Voices on Research

The video project Indigenous Voices on Research originates from collaborative work done within the framework of the IASS workshop series Ethics and Methods in the Arctic in 2020/21, consisting of videos shared by Indigenous rights holders in Nunavut and the Russian Arctic, edited and translated by Justin Milton (Ikaarvik) and Stephan Dudeck (IASS, Oulu University). The project explores questions around different understandings of knowledge, how research impacts Indigenous communities in the Arctic, and what co-creation can do to improve relationships between southern and northern researchers in these regions. The Indigenous perspective is hereby central, as well as the wish to highlight the role of youth for bridging sciences and Indigenous approaches to knowledge.

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Webinar

China in the Emerging Hydrogen Economy

In March 2022, China launched its first comprehensive strategy for the promotion of its hydrogen sector. While China has a long-standing policy in support of fuel cell electric vehicles, the new strategy now also includes explicit targets for renewable hydrogen production, albeit at a relatively modest scale. It also emphasizes the need to expand manufacturing capacity and promote R&D in the field of electrolyzers and fuel cells. What are important drivers of China’s hydrogen economy? What is its relationship to decarbonization in China? What kind of support does the Chinese government grant to promote hydrogen development in China? What are remaining challenges and bottlenecks? How will it position China within the international hydrogen sector?

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DFG Round Table “Coastal Futures”

Anticipating and Transforming Coastal Futures - transdisciplinary coastal research in a global context

This DFG Round Table is part of the activities undertaken by the DKN Working Group Anticipating and Transforming Coastal Futures and aims to critically reflect on how transdisciplinary sustainability science focused on the coastal and marine environment is approached within the (German) research community. Participants are invited to discuss and together with the DKN working group develop recommendations for transdisciplinary coastal research.

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Plenarveranstaltung der Nachhaltigkeitsplattform Brandenburg

"Nachhaltigkeit in Zeiten multipler Krisen: Wo stehen wir in Brandenburg?"

Wir erleben Zeiten multipler Krisen: Der Ukraine Krieg, steigende Energie- und Lebensmittelpreise, wachsende Inflationsraten, und ein klimawandelbedingter heißer Sommer und zu milder Herbst seien hier als Beispiele genannt, die die Brandenburgerinnen und Brandenburger bewegen und sorgen. Das Thema Nachhaltigkeit rückt dabei oft in den Hintergrund. Jedoch birgt nachhaltige Entwicklung die Chance Brandenburg krisenfest für die Zukunft zu machen.

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GIGA-IASS Joint Webinar

Gulf Hydrogen Horizons: Why Are Gulf Oil and Gas Producers so Keen on Hydrogen?

This webinar examines the recent interest in hydrogen energy among political and economic leaders in the oil and gas producing states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The region has seen many new “post-oil” energy investments over the past decade, but hydrogen energy has recently spiked in interest among Gulf oil and gas producers – especially among the state-owned hydrocarbon giants in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

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WASSER: MANGEL UND ÜBERFLUSS

Dürre und Trockenheit als Folgen des Klimawandels sind auch bei uns spürbar und stellen die Region Berlin-Brandenburg in Hinblick auf die Wasserversorgung vor große Herausforderungen. Gleichzeitig steigen die Risiken für Starkregen und Überschwemmungen. Ein kluges Management ist gefragt. Wie gehen wir mit diesem Spagat und der wertvollen Ressource Wasser um? Welche Handlungsstrategien gibt es, um unsere Region zukunftsfähig zu machen und an die Klimafolgen anzupassen? Und welche Konzepte und Möglichkeiten hat die Kunst? Mit der AG Klimawandel und Theater möchten wir die Vernetzung zwischen Kunst und Wissenschaft fördern und zum gemeinsamen Denken einladen.

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