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17.-18. AUGUST 2022

The National Climate conference

17.-18. august 2022

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

PROGRAM DK

PROGRAM UK

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE
August 17th

POLITICAL CONFERENCE
August 18th

SPEAKERS

  • RHigh professional climate conference, located where the challenges are greatest.
  • RProfessional content that embraces everything from professional leaders, project managers, politicians, researchers as well as civilians, children and young people - diversity creates the best solutions.
  • RHybrid conference with national and international covering
  • RFour professional tracks organized by and with the highest professional experts.

August 17th - 18th

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Program 2022

Below, you can find the program and signup for registration

Her kan du læse og downloade programmet for klimatopmødet. Program og oplægsholdere er desuden skitseret længere nede på siden, og vi er også klar med en app, der skal gøre det endnu lettere for dig at tilgå al information for dagene.

Marketplace with innovative projects, products, solutions and initiatives for participants

Open throughout the conference

Parking

There are charging stations at Klimatorium, and a number of other Parking spots around here.

Directions from train station to Klimatorium

See route

Your Stay

See overview of hotels

Experience and see

Experience the area

speaker

Key Note Speaker

Andrew Simms

Andrew Simms is our Key Note Speaker. He is, among other things, co-director at "The New Weather Institute" and a big international figure in addressing sustainable transformation. Andrew Simms will tell us about creating rapid changes in systems that are out of balance - without losing balance. To create big changes, especially if they are to happen at the speed we need today, it requires both systemic changes and behavioral changes. How we can help promote systemic and behavioral change, we will hopefully be wiser after Andrew Simms opens the conference!

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Key Note Speaker

Maybe you were also impressed, and perhaps a little provoked, during last year's key note speaker, Kees Klomp? He certainly set the level high for a conference with high ambitions!? This year you can look forward to key note speaker, Andrew Simms, who will follow in Kees Klomp's footsteps and shake up our habits and the limits we set for what is possible. To get the earth in balance again we need to think big and be ready to break with the systems we know today.

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE

August 17th 2022 // National Climate Conference

Place:

Klimatorium · Havnen 8, 7620 Lemvig

synergien · torvet 4-5, 7620 Lemvig

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE · “The earth in balance”

The people of the world use the earth's resources faster than they can be recreated! Global Footprint Network reports that in 2021, Earth Overshoot Day fell on July 29th. Therefore, this year's Climate conference focuses on the necessary change, as well as how we can thereby contribute to creating a better globe. The focus is on showing approaches and concrete examples that can inspire and show paths - this is needed in Denmark and globally!

After a joint welcome, the program for the day is divided into four subject tracks, where the main issues of the conference are dived into.

Note! The first day of the conference will be held at two locations;
Klimatorium and in "Synergien".

After registration, you will receive an email about which location you should start your participation at the Climate Summit. Locations are a short distance from each other and we have of course thought of the practical things when you arrive.

The walking route between Klimatorium and Synergien

Klimatorium · Havnen 8

Track 1
Circular economy

Circular Economy – theory and practice (read & click)

How can we use circular thinking to accelerate a globe in balance?

Resource scarcity and the use of resources are a relevant theme in the struggle to achieve a balanced globe. For many years we have become accustomed to a use-and-throw-away culture, where we primarily design and consume linearly - from cradle to grave.

We need to get better at taking care of the resources we have, but how do we do that?

In the track on circular economy, you get both theoretical angles and practical examples of how we can work circularly - from cradle to cradle. So you can meet both those who devise the solutions and those who work with them in practice - both private companies and public organizations. You will be inspired both with new knowledge and with practical examples you can learn from.

SYNERGIEN · Torvet 4-5 (følg forspor)

Track 2
CO2 Reduction

Reductions and systems (click & read)

With 'The reductions and the systems' we seek to focus on the sustainable transition to en Earth in balance, based upon society overall and a more personal everyday level. This will be done with sharpening focus on collaboration, synergy and symbiosis, which will be debated and discussed from different angles throughout the day. Join the track 'The reductions and the systems' if you want to become wiser and contribute to us jointly exploring and concretizing what is required to accelerate the sustainable transition at different levels.

Deltag i sporet ‘Reduktionerne og systemerne’ hvis du ønsker at blive klogere og bidrage til, at vi i fælleskab udforsker og konkretiserer, hvad der kræves for at accelerere den bæredygtige omstilling på forskellige niveauer.

Synergien · Torvet 4-5 (følg fodspor)

Track 3
CLIMATE ADAPTATION

Strategies for managed retreat (click & read)

Agriculture, solar parks, parking lots, detached house neighborhoods…

More than 70 percent of Denmark's area is either built-up or in agricultural operation. At the same time, we want sea views, forest and nature, which puts space and resources under pressure.

Because we are predicted having rising sea levels and increased rainfall, we will have to deal with more floods and damage. Who should pay and what should be prioritized?

The climate adaptation trail will provide an insight into how, with the help of long-term spatial planning, and by making room for nature, we have the opportunity to create cheaper and better solutions with value for more people.

Synergien · Torvet 4-5 (Følg fodspor)

Track 4
TECHNOLOGICAL WATER SOLUTIONS

A Danish export adventure within water (click & read)

Water is the key to a balanced Earth. This track speaks to which water technology solutions contribute to that. The track provides both an international and a holistic perspective on how technology can contribute to the green transition.

Concrete solutions are presented from the national commercial lighthouse projects, which will form the basis for subsequent debate.
Finally, we zoom in on digitalization of the water sector. What must happen for us humans to be able to acquire the new technologies that are on the way?

Fælles
09.00-09.10 - Welcome

Welcome by the hosts of Klimatorium’s National Climate Conference 2022

· Jørgen Nørby, Chairman of the Board / Klimatorium
· Erik Flyvholm, Mayor / Lemvig
· Bent Graversen, Central Jutland region

09:10-09:20 - Introduction

Moderators Nina Bendixen, weather host and climate journalist & Kristian Ring-Hansen Holt, journalist and study host for DR1, AFTENSHOWET introduces Klimatorium's National Climate Confrence 2022

09:20-10:00 - Keynote – Andrew Simms – Rapid systemic and behavioral transitions (Sprog: Engelsk)

Forsker ved Center for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex og co-director ved tænketanken the New Weather Institute.

To achieve a balanced soil, we need to create big changes - very quickly. We must therefore have insight into how to create both systemic changes and behavioral changes, as well as how these changes at different levels of society can affect each other.

Read about Andrew Simms here...

10.00-10.30 - PAUSE

Refreshments are served during the break

Time for networking and dialogue across.

It is not possible to switch between the tracks during this pause

Cirkulær økonomi (SPOR 1)
10.30-12.00 - Session 1 · The thinking behind circular economy (LANGUAGE: ENGLISH)

Circular economics is also about visions and theoretical concepts.

In this first session, you can dive into some of the thinking behind circular economy to become wiser on how to bring the globe into balance with the right tools.

SPEAKERS: 
· Beth Rattner, Biomimicry
(Language: English)
(Read about Beth)

· Hans Sanderson, Senior Researcher, AU
(Language: Danish)
(Read about Hans)

Reduktioner & Systemer (SPOR 2)
10.30-12.00 - Session 1 · (LANGUAGE: DANISH)

Through the IPPC reports, the UN's Climate Panel paints an unequivocal picture of unprecedented major climate challenges we as a world community face. The Paris Agreement is the international foundation for tackling these challenges, but it requires greater ambition and much faster action from all countries, in order to create the necessary changes.

One of the main authors behind the IPPC report, Sebastian Mernild, comes and sets the framework for the track, and explains why it is important that we as a world community make the necessary changes right now.

SPEAKERS:
Sebastian Mernild,
SDU Climate Cluster 
(Read about Sebastian)

Tilbagetræknings-strategier (SPOR 3)
10.30-12.00 - Session 1 · (LANGUAGE: DANISH)

Why is long-term planning and prioritization of climate adaptation efforts important? What are we doing in Denmark today, what are the challenges and why is it not enough when we look into a future with changed precipitation patterns and ever-increasing growth and urban densification?

SPEAKERS:
· Anna Aslaug Lund, KU
(Read about Anna)

· Christian Andersen,
Danske Regioner
(Read about Christian)

· Mie Thomsen, KL
(Read about Mie)

ET DANSK EKSPORTEVENTYR INDENFOR VAND (SPOR 4)
10.30-12.00 - Session 1 · Water technologies can lead to a sustainable future (LANGUAGE: ENGLISH)

Water is essential for everything and everyone on this earth. In Denmark today there is still plenty of water, but in many places in the world it is already a scarce resource. Climate change entails i.a. a. that water is becoming a bigger and bigger challenge.

In this session, Susan Krumdieck, Transition, Mechanical and Energy Engineer from the United States, discusses how water technologies can lead us to a sustainable future and how water is the common thread in a balanced soil.

SPEAKERS:

Susan Krumdieck, chair
Energy Transition Engineering
(Read about Susan)

12:00AM-01.00PM - BREAKFAST (incl. Shift)

A delicious vegetarian and climate-friendly lunch made from local ingredients is served.

It will be possible to change tracks during the break.

CIRKULÆR ØKONOMI (SPOR 1)
01:00PM-02:30PM - Session 2 · subject track (language: Danish)

From theory to practice. In this session you can meet private companies that cultivate the circular in their business development. You can hear what thoughts the companies are making and be inspired by the great ideas and solutions that are already out there.

SPEAKERS:

·Michael Aastrup, Tarkett 
(Read about Michael))

· Lisbeth, WallPipe
(Read about Lisbeth)

REDUKTIONER & SYSTEMER (SPOR 2)
01:00PM-02:30PM - Session 2 · SUbject track (language: Danish/English)

In this session, there will be a focus on sustainable development from an overall societal perspective. Based on a holistic understanding of sustainability, both the social, economic and environmental angles will be elucidated in relation to sustainable development at the societal level.

SPEAKERS:
· Julie Emontspool, SDU (English)
(Read about Julie)

· Lea Munkholm, Region Midtjylland

· Thomas Meinert Larsen, The Climate Movement
(Read about Thomas)

Tilbagetræknings-strategier (SPOR 3)
01:00PM-02:30PM - Session 2 · subject track (Language: English)

The Netherlands is a pioneer when it comes to water planning, and with good reason, because more than half of its inhabitants live below sea level, which is protected by dikes. Several Dutch projects highlight how the involvement of local actors and collaboration across disciplines creates added value in the planning of the water in new landscapes.

SPEAKERS:
· Karsten Schipperheijn, P2, Holland (online)
(Read about Karsten)

· Albert Jan Kerssen, Idverde Holland
(Read about Albert)

ET DANSK EKSPORTEVENTYR INDENFOR VAND (SPOR 4)
01:00PM-02:30PM - Session 2 · subject track (Language: Danish)

The government has allocated half a billion. Dkr. to eight business lighthouses, which will lead Denmark to a sustainable and climate-resilient future.

Central Jutland has been designated as a business lighthouse within water technology solutions and has just started with a large number of projects focusing on water. The business lighthouse rests on a strong foundation of corporate involvement, and it is an open collaboration across many actors and projects.

In this session you will meet the concrete water technology solutions that are being developed in these lighthouse projects. We go all the way down in practice with the project managers, after which there will be a debate discussion with the audience.

SPEAKERS:
Tom Heron, CEO NIRAS
(læs om Tom)

Pat A. Han, Technical Manager, Skovgaard Energy

Lone Tang, Adjunkt VIA University College

Knud Hjortlund, Head of Innovation, Food & Bio Cluster Denmark

Henrik Bjørnager Jensen, International Director, CLEAN

 

02:30PM-03:00PM - PAUSE (incl. Shift)

Coffee is served during the break.

Time for networking and dialogue across.

It will be possible to change tracks during this break.

CIRKULÆR ØKONOMI (SPOR 1)
03:00PM-04:30PM - Session 3 · subject track (language: Danish)

The public can shame too. In this session you can hear stories from some of our public organizations working to become circular. Hear about both challenges and gains and take it home with you to your own organization so you can take the next step as well.

SPEAKERS:
Jens Hjul-Nielsen,
BOFA, Bornholm's Waste Company
(Read about Jens)

REDUKTIONER & SYSTEMER (SPOR 2)
03:00PM-04:30PM - Session 3 · subject track (language: Danish)

JMI denne session vil der være fokus på bæredygtig udvikling fra et mere personligt hverdagsperspektiv. Med afsæt i en holistiske forståelse af bæredygtighed vil både de sociale, de økonomiske og de miljømæssige vinkler blive belyst med fokus på handling, principper og adfærd på et hverdagsmæssigt niveau.

SPEAKERS:
· Kristian Borch, AAU (Read about Kristian)

· Steen Møller, Grobund (Read about Steen)

· Martha Vrist, direktør Midtjyske Jernbaner

Tilbagetræknings-strategier (SPOR 3)
03:00PM-04:30PM - Session 3 · subject track (language: Danish)

Several Danish municipalities and projects have put a long-term perspective on spatial planning and the development of the Danish landscape. What considerations and experiences are made in the municipalities and by other actors in the field of climate adaptation, and how is work done to promote holistic, long-term and value-creating solutions in the cities and the open country?

SPEAKERS:
· Henrik Vest Sørensen, ReDoCo2 (Read about Henrik)

· Mia Rix, Randers Kommune (Read about Mia)

· Lise Holm, Dragør Kommune (Read about Lise)

· Lis Nowak, Odense Kommune (Read about Lis)

ET DANSK EKSPORTEVENTYR INDENFOR VAND (SPOR 4)
03:00PM-04:30PM - Session 3 · subject track (language: english)

This session engages with interdisciplinary notions of smart water management systems in a Danish and international context from a technological and anthropological perspective. What does it mean to digitalize water? And what social, technological and cultural repercussions might it have for equitable water futures?

SPEAKERS:
Jonas Falzarano Jessen,
PhD ved Aalborg Universitet. tekno-antropolog
(Read about Jonas)

Saruch Satishkumar Rathore, Aalborg Universitet

Bulut Kuskonmaz, Aalborg University

Rafael Wisniewski, Aalborg University

Fælles
04:30pm-05:00pm - Dialogue and summary of highlights

Kristian Ring-Hansen Holt and Nina Benxisen sums up on the four tracks and the main points from today's conference are highlighted before we split.
Recommendations are passed on for dialogue with politicians on the second day of the conference on 18/6.

Network dinner August 17th at 07:00PM

OUT OF STOCK

Price DKK 350.00 / each

OUT OF STOCK! Unfortunately, there are no more places available.

Network dinner at a very special price, which is only possible thanks to be the wonderful hosts of the Climate Conference. The Networking Dinner is being held at the historic and beautiful Hotel Lidenlund in the middle of Lemvig. A delicious climate-friendly menu is served with local ingredients. A perfect end to an exciting day, but hurry up there are only limited spaces! Registration at klimatorium.dk

 

POLITICAL CONFERENCE

August 18th 2022 // National Climate Conference

Place: Klimatorium · Havnen 8, 7620 Lemvig

POLITICAL CONFERENCE “The earth in balance”

On the second day of the conference, we must both pick up on the first day of the conference, so that we ensure that the new knowledge that has emerged is passed on, and we can become wiser about what drives major changes - especially how human factors play a role. .

The day ends with an exciting panel debate, where relevant politicians discuss and reflect on how we can ensure the necessary change to get "The Earth in balance".

09.00-09.10 - Welcome

Welcome by the hosts of Klimatorium’s National Climate Conference 2022

· Jørgen Nørby, Chairman of the Board / Klimatorium
· Erik Flyvholm, Mayor / Lemvig
· Bent Graversen, Region Central Jutland

09:10-09:30 - Introduction

Introduction to the second day of Klimatorium’s Climate Conference 2022
by moderators Nina & Kristian

09:30-11:00 - Key Note (Danish/English)

· Keynote. Sebastian Mernild, professor and head of SDU Climate Cluster

How to we implement the actions needed? How do we ensure we act now and what is they key message to the politicians in regards to action required?
It is quite clear that action must be taken and that major systemic changes must be made. But how is political agreement reached, and how do we succeed in putting action behind the many words?
(Danish)
(Læs om Sebastian)

· Jenny Elissen, creative strategist and founder of Giantleapers.com

Jenny Elissen is the founder of the platform Giantleapers which mobilizes and connects creative strategy tools, knowledge, capital and people to create world changing business. Jenny will talk about how we need to think differently and lead differently to create the change that is needed.
(English)
(Læs om Jenny)

11:00-11:30 - PAUSE

Refreshments are served during the break.

Time for networking and dialogue across.

11:30-12:40 - political panel discussion (Language: Danish)

Based on the conference's recommendations, the politicians will discuss how we can ensure that the necessary actions and changes to achieve a “Land in Balance” are initiated.

Who is responsible for what actions? What changes can we create in the industry ourselves? Which ones should we pass on to others, eg our national politicians?

Political panel:

  • Karsten Filsø (SF)
  • Stine Isaksen (Alternativet)
  • Steffen Damsgaard (Landdistrikternes Fællessråd)
  • Simon Weber (Ungeklimarådet)
  • Preben Friis-Hauge (Venstre)
  • Katrine Olldag (Radikale Venstre)
  • Bent Graversen (Venstre)
  • Tyra Møll-Holst (Ungeklimarådet)
  • Orla Østerby (Løsgænger)
12:40-13:00 - Thanx for today (Language: Danish)

Main messages from this year's conference are presented and the actions we face are reflected on.

We pass on the baton and want the dialogue and debate to continue and look forward to action and exciting innovative initiatives against a globe in balance.

*After the conference, we are serving a climate friendly sandwich.

Then networking...

The Market Place with innovative projects, produccts, solutions and initiatives now opens.

output!

The purpose of highlighting and discussing the messages from the first day of the conference together is to ensure that we after the conference stand with a powerful tool, som vi hver især kan bruge til at viderebringe konferencens væsentlige budskaber til de relevante parter. Så kan pointerne leve videre – også efter konferencens afslutningen.

Andrew Simms

· Co-director, New Weather Institute
· Coordinator, Rapid Transition Alliance
· Assistant director, Scientists for Global Responsibility
· Research Associate, Center for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex

BIO

Andrew Simms is an author, political economist and campaigner. He is co-director of the New Weather Institute, coordinator of the Rapid Transition Alliance, assistant director of Scientists for Global Responsibility, a research associate at the University of Sussex, and was policy director for many years at the New Economics Foundation. He was a co-author and publisher of the original Green New Deal in 2008. Andrew devised ‘Earth Overshoot Day,’ marking when in the year we start living beyond our ecological means and, with Prof Peter Newell, proposed the Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty, now a major international campaign. He also coined the term ‘Clone Towns’ describing the homogenisation of high streets caused by chain stores. New Scientist magazine called him a 'master at joined up progressive thinking’. His books include Cancel the Apocalypse, Ecological Debt, The New Economics, Tescopoly and Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth? More recently, Economics: A Crash Course, is the first beginners guide to the subject written from a plural, new economics’ perspective, co-authored with David Boyle. He has also edited and contributed to a series of collections of ‘modern folk tales for troubling times’. His other current campaigns include Badvertising – to stop adverts fuelling the climate emergency, and Car Free Mega Cities. He tweets from @andrewsimms_uk

ABSTRACT

We are challenged to use all our creativity and innovation to reduce our climate impacts in the wake of the most recent science on global heating and a year which has seen temperature records broken, wildfires, melting ice, unnatural disasters, human displacement and lives wrecked.
Of all the options available to take action, curbing demand amongst the human population that already consumes far above sufficiency levels should be the easiest. We have decades of research now showing that life satisfaction does not rise with higher levels of consumption beyond a relatively moderate level, and that chances of experiencing well-being are just as good at ‘one planet living’ as consuming many times more.
We also know that many of the straightforward measures that would reduce demand – such as the switch to renewables from fossil fuels, the switch from driving private cars to active travel and public transport, the switch to a more plant based diet, the switch from disposable, short life goods to a repair and remake economy – that all these things, as well being necessary to reverse the climate and nature emergency, have big additional benefits for health and well-being.
But they are not coming together in a systematic way – the dots are not being joined and there are still siren voices calling us in the wrong direction. Open a magazine, walk down the street or watch almost any global sports event and we’re surrounded by adverts for highly polluting SUVs and airlines tempting us with long haul foreign holidays, promoting and normalising high carbon lifestyles. How can we turn things around? Are there lessons from the system and behaviour changes people experienced in the pandemic, what other examples can we learn from to achieve a rapid transition to live within planetary ecological boundaries and reverse the climate emergency?

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KEY NOTE SPEAKER

"Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth? Evidence based hope for to reverse the climate crisis."

Date: 17/08
09.10am – 10.00am

CIRKULAR ECONOMY
(TRACK 1)

Speakers:

Beth Rattner

Executive director at Biomimicry Institute

BIO

Beth directs the Institute’s strategic vision, managing the organization’s program development, fundraising, and marketing efforts. She speaks publicly on how biomimetic design in products, cities, and agriculture can bring about a new level of resilience to our economy and ecosystem, which in turn spur new levels of social equity.

Prior to this position, Beth worked with William McDonough and Michael Braungart on The Upcycle, the sequel to Cradle to Cradle, before she helped co-found the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and became its first Executive Director and then Vice President. An attorney by training, Beth was also a managing director for one of the first sustainability business consultant firms, Blu Skye, and business manager for Hewlett Packard’s Emerging Market Solutions (EMS) group. This HP internal “start-up” championed a new lens on providing technology solutions to those who earn less than $2 a day. The team launched HP’s first multi-user, daisy-chained computer for poorly funded schools and a solar-powered printer. The printer provided microfinance opportunities for women who brought paid photography to remote villages, allowing people to photograph their family events for the very first time.

Beth is a graduate of U.C.L.A. and Loyola Law School and lives in Marin County, California.

ABSTRACT

Biomimicry is the practice of looking to nature to create more sustainable, regenerative design. It has been featured in top media as one of the most important and overlooked strategies in helping humans enjoy greater levels of resilience while restoring planetary boundaries and allowing all life (not just human) to thrive. Beth will discuss how the Biomimicry Institute is operating at the nexus of education and innovation, transforming youth education, giving students actionable hope, while also cultivating leading edge startup technologies that are not just inspired by nature, but also clean up the planet. She will also share the Institute's latest work in tackling the immense problem of fashion waste and rethinking what we wear to be a nutrient instead of a burden to our collective air, water, and soil.

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CIRKULAR ECONOMY

"Biomimicry: the solutions are just outside the window"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 10.30 – 11.00

Hans Sanderson

Senior researcher

BIO

Hans Sanderson is employed as a senior researcher at Aarhus University. Here he heads an interdisciplinary climate service center which works to reduce CO2 emissions in collaboration with companies, municipalities and organizations. He is the AU's EU Climate Pact Ambassador to the EU Commission. Since 2016, he has been a national expert for the Ministry of Research on the EU Commission's Horizon 2020 and now Horizon Europe Framework Programs. He leads a Nordic Council of Ministers project on municipalities' work against climate neutrality. In addition, he sits on various boards and councils on climate and sustainability at home and abroad. He has been involved in preparing AU climate accounts and a model for the entire Danish university sector.

ABSTRACT

Climate change is today's global multi-generation challenge - it is both about minimizing the physical effects of climate change but at the same time reducing the scale of the problems by effectively reducing CO2 emissions globally and thus also locally. This reduction in emissions must be real, fair and sustainable. This means that in addition to our national CO2 emissions, we must also reduce our imported consumption-based emissions. Today, these account for 53% of Denmark's total emissions, while our national emissions account for 47%. Our new CO2 taxes are not effective against these emissions. With the new Taxonomy for Sustainable Investment and the forthcoming CSR directive, companies 'total CO2 emissions are increasingly focused on - and here again the value chain specific emissions play a central role as typically 80-95% of the companies' total CO2 emissions. Therefore, value chains are required to document and reduce the embedded CO2 in trade transactions - CO2 thus becomes an unwanted shadow price or new currency in trade. This presentation will show how companies can determine their CO2 accounts with a focus on the value chain. In other words, companies can take care of their own sustainability and survival in this disruption, by working together to reduce CO2 in their local transactions for the benefit of the company, their suppliers, customers and the surrounding community if they make their emissions visible and work together about reducing these.

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CIRKULAR ECONOMY

"CO2 accounting in a circular economy"

Date: 17/08
11.00am – 12.00am

Michael Aastrup

Sales director, Tarkett

BIO

With more than 130 years of history, Tarkett is a global leader in recyclable flooring and sports surface solutions.
Flooring covers the world. In every space conceived and built by men and women, around the planet, wherever we live, flooring provides inspiration; comfort and safety, protecting health and well-being, and helping people live better & happier lives.
Tarkett is supplying 1.3 million m² of flooring every day for Healthcare, Education, Housing, Retail & Hospitality, Offices and Sports. With our focus on being a circular company and the overall goal to become 100% circular, we design our waste, preserving earth’s resources and by that reducing our and our client’s carbon footprint.
Michael Aastrup is Sales Director in UK&ROI, and has worked in the flooring business for many years. Previously as Nordic director for Interface carpets, and 12 years ago joined Desso Group as Managing director for the Nordic countries and later UK&ROI.
Michael have for more than a decade focussed on sustainability and Circular Economy within the built environment and have worked closely together with organisations such as Ellen MacArthur Foundation & World Watch Institute, government institutions and other stake holders. Michael has for many years been in the Steering Committee of Sustainable Build Denmark where Tarkett was a founding partner. Where one of the objectives were identifying and helping smaller innovative & sustainable companies developing and upscaling their business.

ABSTRACT

At Tarkett, we are convinced that an open dialogue can help the industry move in the right direction. Collectively, we need to identify the right paths to lower buildings’ carbon emissions.
To seriously address the CO2 challenge we believe that Circular Ecconomy is an important part of the solution, and we will share how this is actually possible today. Focussing on the whole value chain.

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CIRKULAR ECONOMY

Date: 17/08
Kl. 13.00 – 12.00

Lisbeth Mikkelsen

CEO, WallPipe

BIO

35 years old, living in Randers, where she also runs the company WallPipe in her 4 years. Sustainability, CSR, and Circular Economy really captured Lisbeth, during her education as a service economist, where she specializes in sustainability. She continued her interest during her bachelor's degree in innovation and entrepreneurship, where she has used all the tasks to become wiser on how can a company work strategically with sustainability and make money saving the world? And before she completed her Bachelor, WallPipe was founded.

ABSTRACT

In addition to running a permeated circular company, Lisbeth Mikkelsen also creates jobs for people on the edge of the labor market.
Hear about how Lisbeth runs the company Wallpipe, whose livelihood is sustainable interiors, and why she made an active choice to hire people only on the edge of the job market.
''It is fantastic and could give the value back in people and in their everyday lives, but it is extremely important that they also bring value to the company, and that is what we succeed with'' Lisbeth Grove Mikkelsen, CEO WallPipe.

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CIRKULAR ECONOMY

"WallPipe, creates sustainability through people on the edge"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 13.00 – 12.00

CO2 reduction
(TRACK 2)

Speakers:

Sebastian Mernild

Professor & manager of Climate Cluster at SDU

BIO

Dr. Scient. Sebastian H. Mernild is Pro-rector and a Professor in Climate Change and Glaciology. Since, 2020 he has been Pro-rector at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). At present, he is also affiliated (20%) with University of Bergen (Geophysical Institute), where he is a professor in Climate Change and Glaciology. Mernild is also an IPCC Lead Author. In 2018, Mernild won the Rosenkjær Prize, and was nominated Dane of the Year, and in 2019, he was included in Kraks Blå Bog.Mernild worked in the US for seven years at the International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2006-2009), and at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico (2009-2013), and three years as senior research scientist/research leader at Centro de Estudios Científicos (CECs) in Valdivia, Chile (2013-2016). Further, he worked in Norway from 2016-2020 as full professor in Climate Change and Glaciology, and as Director of the Nansen Center (NERSC) in Bergen. After 15 years abroad he returned to Denmark in 2020.

ABSTRACT

It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the climate system and that widespread and rapid climate change has taken place. The global surface temperature was 1.09 ° C higher in 2011–2020 than in 1850–1900, where man-made causes have changed the surface temperature by 1.07 ° C. Each of the last four decades has been warmer than any previous decade since 1850. For every half degree of global warming rising further, there will be increases in temperature extremes, intensity of heavy rainfall and severe drought. Mernild will give you an approach to the climate changes we have seen over time, but also what we are expected to see from changes in the decades to come.

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The Climate Conference
CO2 Reduction

A changing climate - an update from the IPCC

Date: 17/08
Kl. 10.30 – 11.00

Lea Munkholm

Specialkonsulent, Region Midtjylland

BIO
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The Climate Conference
CO2 Reduction

"Sustainability and climate change - on the big blade"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 13.00 – 14.30

Thomas Meinert
Larsen

Climate advisor and campaign advisor at the Climate Movement in Denmark

BIO

Kristian Borch is a PhD & researcher in conflicts between technological development and society. He is partly employed as a Senior Researcher at the Department of Rural and Regional Research, Trondheim. And partly as an Associate Professor at Aalborg University. In particular, green innovation and change is a field he has dealt with, including the development of sustainable solutions in energy, food and agriculture, as well as local value creation and citizen involvement.

ABSTRACT

Access to cheap fossil fuels has been the precondition for the development of the world community as we know it today? Fossil fuels are everyday slaves for all of us. But the enormous consumption of fossil fuels has an unbearable cost, namely accelerating climate change which poses an existential threat to our own civilization and to the ecosystems of the planet. We must therefore rapidly reduce the use of fossil fuels, and this requires a rapid transformation away from the current fossil-based economic order of society as we know it today. Here, the financial system - including the huge wealth tied up in collective pension savings and private savings - plays a very fundamental role, a role that can only be fulfilled if politicians establish the right framework conditions, including a high CO2 tax, to ensure a full stop to financing new fossil projects, and a rapid acceleration of investment in green technologies such as wind, solar and energy storage. In his presentation, Thomas will present his proposal on how politicians, financial institutions, companies, trade unions and citizens must ensure that money and human resources go from being opponents to co-players in solving the climate crisis.

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The Climate Conference
CO2 Reduction

How do we transform our financial system from opponent to partner in solving the climate crisis?

Date: 17/08
Kl. 13.00 – 14.30

Julie Emontspool

Lector, SDU, Institute for business management

BIO

Julie Emontspool is Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and Head of the interdisciplinary “Sustainable Markets” research cluster at SDU’s Faculty of Business and Social Science. Her research work focuses on the socio-cultural barriers that hinder individuals and groups in changing their consumption practices towards more sustainable options. She studies these barriers in a diversity of contexts related to social and environmental sustainability (shopping practices, relation to and consumption of nature, waste avoidance), with insights disseminated in several research articles and book publications. Julie collaborates with a large number of public and private organizations in her work, most recently, in exploring the European market potential of Jellyfish products, as well as municipalities ’turn to biodiverse“ wild ”gardening practices. Co-organizer and project lead for the annual 24-hour case competition SDG CAMP, she furthermore connects students, public actors and companies to develop sustainable solutions to pressing corporate challenges.

ABSTRACT

When addressing global challenges such as climate change or biodiversity declines, discussions often rapidly evolve towards devising strategies that encourage individual citizen-consumers to change their behavior. From raising awareness to nudging the adoption of sustainable consumption habits, these strategies generate an impression that global challenges could be solved if individuals would just behave differently. In her talk, Julie Emontspool critically examines this assumption, using examples from her own and her colleagues’ research work to unpack why relegating responsibility to the individual should not be seen as a solution. Having shown that responsibilization of the individual citizen-consumer is not only insufficient but also potentially harmful, she offers reflections on how societal actors can join forces in order to enable realistic behavioral change and address global sustainability challenges.

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The Climate Conference
CO2 Reduction

"Beyond individual responsibilization: how to effect realistic social change"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 13.00 – 14.30

Kristian Borch

Lector and senior researcher at Aalborg University & Institute for rural- og regional research

BIO

Kristian Borch er Phd & forsker i konflikter mellem teknologisk udvikling og samfundet.

Han er dels ansat som Seniorforsker ved Institut for rural- og regionalforskning, Trondheim. Og dels som Lektor ved Aalborg Universitet.

Specielt er grøn innovation og omstilling et felt han har beskæftiget mig med, herunder udvikling af bæredygtige løsninger inden for energi, fødevare- og landbrug, samt lokal værdiskabelse og borgerinddragelse.

ABSTRACT

With the government's proposal "Denmark can do more II", there is now a set goal for the green transition in Denmark. However, citizens all too often experience a large democratic deficit when the municipality plans for renewable energy facilities. If the state is not to take over this planning task (and they should preferably not be), the municipalities must prioritize this task far higher than most of them do today.

The municipalities are calling for more help from the state, but many of them are not well equipped in terms of planning skills, and to cooperate with the citizens on this important task. because they experience that outside companies are running with the gain, while they are left with a technological facility they have not asked for. Therefore, the municipalities spend a lot of resources on processing complaints from the citizens. The state, for its part, believes it has done its part with a RE legislation that will compensate the citizens for the inconvenience. However, research shows that several of the elements of the RE Act actually increase resistance on the part of citizens. When the state and municipality cannot find a foothold in the green transition, how should the citizens be able to?

The presentation addresses solutions that are both democratic and far more effective than the current approach, where privatization, technology and rules are weighed heavier than local knowledge, communities and co-creation.

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The Climate Conference
CO2 Reduction

"Efficient green energy conversion through local anchoring and democratic dialogue"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 15.00 – 16.30

Steen Møller

Inventor and project manager

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Former organic farmer, high school principal, agricultural school teacher.

Has since 1992 been a project maker within waste-free development and is the initiator of friland.org and grobund.org  grobund.org

Has lived for 20 years in a thatched house with a positive CO2 footprint.

ABSTRACT

Steen Møller is an expert in living off-grid. He will talk about how he currently lives in a thatched house with a positive CO2 footprint and how, with a zero-emission system, he recycles all wastewater in a production plant that produces fruit and vegetables.
Steen Møller will also talk about how he with his stone stove biologically cleans smoke all smoke and ash and from this he can produce salad etc.

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The Climate Conference
CO2 Reduction

"Love and waste water"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 15.00 – 16.30

Martha Vrist

CEO Midtjyske Jernbaner

BIO

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The Climate Conference
CO2 Reduction

Date: 17/08
Kl. 15.00 – 16.30

CLIMATE ADAPTATION
(TRACK 3)

Speakers:

Anna Aslaug Lund

Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen, Landscape Architecture and Planning

BIO

Anna Aslaug Lund is an architect and landscape architect MAA, PhD. She is an assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen - Landscape Architecture and Planning, where she is currently working on the research project "Danish cities' adaptation to sea level rise - new solution spaces", which deals with landscape-based approaches to climate adaptation of coasts. The project is supported by Realdania and is a collaboration between the University of Copenhagen, the School of Architecture in Aarhus and DTU. Anna's research in climate adaptation revolves mainly around connections between recreational potentials, sensory values, ecologies, cultural history, identity and narratives.

ABSTRACT

Withdrawal is increasingly being considered as one of several possible solutions in the work of climate adaptation of our coastal landscapes. But how do we work with retirement in practice? And is it really also about us having to change our view of the coastal landscape, and do away with an understanding of the coast as a well-defined line, but instead see the coasts as a zone? The presentation points to concrete international examples of withdrawal. It is discussed how we can transfer these experiences to a Danish context, and what spatial, sensory and recreational potentials the withdrawal projects possess.

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The Climate Conference
CLIMATE ADAPTATION

"The shores of the future - from line to zone"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 10.30 – 11.00

Christian Andersen

Chief advisor, Danish Regions

BIO

Knowledge Center for Environment and Resources, Danish Regions since 2006, former advisor in Danida and NIRAS. M. Sc. Mineral Exploration, Queens University, Ontario, 1999, B.Sc. in Geology, University of Copenhagen 1994.

ABSTRACT

Climate adaptation requires local ownership and commitment, at the same time the individual projects must be thought of together so that they complement each other and provide coherent solutions in the geography of the water. Water catchments can be local, regional or even transnational. A larger fjord catchment can also be considered as consisting of a number of smaller sub-catchments that are subject to the same framework conditions. This realization requires that we involve and apply the relevant levels where they provide the most value. This applies to citizens, organizations, companies and authorities. Coherence requires framework planning, but considerations of ownership also require that we leave the retail design to as local a level as possible. This is how we best ensure holistic solutions that are very different from each other and that take into account and weight different considerations. Therefore, the contribution and financing models that have to pay for them will also be very different. The overall framework planning must be able to handle this. The same difference applies to solutions to a local climate challenge versus a broader regional challenge. Different contributions and payment models must be conceivable. There are already several pools for purposes that have potential synergy with climate adaptation - set-aside of low-lying soils, coastal pool, environmental goals. There is also a broad demand for a national fund for climate adaptation. Perhaps the greatest investment potential we get by ensuring that future urban and infrastructure development contributes to climate adaptation - and not just adding an exposed area with a new security need. There are also a number of current options in the EU's Financial Framework Program for 2021-2027, which stipulate that 25% of the EU's budget must be climate - related. This includes opportunities within the EU Recovery Facility, Interreg projects as well as programs specifically targeting climate adaptation such as Horizon and LIFE. It can give us the opportunity to leverage locals with central funds, and in this way we can find solutions that both have a local suspension and that make sense in a larger geography.

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The Climate Conference
CLIMATE ADAPTATION

"Comprehensive solutions and a climate adaptation that is connected"

Date: 17/08
11.00am – 12.00am

Mie Thomsen

Consultant,Center for Climate & Business, KL

BIO

 

Project manager and consultant with experience in preparing long-term strategies related to flooding from the sea, streams and groundwater as well as coordinating projects.
Mie Thomsen has worked on a number of projects with a focus on involvement and cooperation between municipalities and decision-makers in connection with climate and flood-related challenges. She has experience from a wide range of projects involving citizens and stakeholders in constructive dialogue with experts and politicians at both local, regional and national level.

She has, among other things, work with projects within climate adaptation, strategy development and capacity building in municipalities and local communities.

ABSTRACT

The need for climate adaptation is great, and flooding from the sea or streams as well as erosion often require solutions across municipal boundaries.

In fact, there is a need for new planning for climate adaptation at many watercourses and coasts.

We see that the municipalities in several places in the country voluntarily work together on watercourse systems and coastlines.

For example, the Gudenå Committee and the Limfjord Council are clear examples of long-term, voluntary collaborations based on a common water system. A new inter-municipal collaboration on climate adaptation could be continued in a voluntary set-up.

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The Climate Conference
CLIMATE ADAPTATION

"The role of the municipalities in the performance of tasks"

Date: 17/08
11.00am – 12.00am

Karsten
Schipperheijn

Project and Process Manager, P2, Holland

BIO

Karsten Schipperheijn is co-owner of P2, a Dutch certified B-corporation company of 75 professionals who are specialized in management of multi issue, multi level and multi stakeholder projects. As deputy project manager and stakeholder manager of the project Room for the River Waal, he was responsible for the decision making process between all cooperating partners, for communication with all stakeholders and for coordination of the project with interfaces (other projects). A specific governance structure was build up to enhance co-operation between all partners. But more important is the open participative approach between stakeholders.Recent other project are (1) the realization program of the Dutch Waddensea 2050, (2) the area-oriented approach of the nitrogen issue in the Netherlands and (3) the transition to smart mobility in the south of The Netherlands.Karsten also gives guest lectures at universities in The Netherlands about participation and process management. He gives training in programme management and connective negotiation for municipalities, water authorities and NGOs.Karsten is half Danish and spends most of his holidays in Denmark.

ABSTRACT

For centuries, the Dutch have built higher and higher dikes to keep waters at bay in a country where fifty-five percent of housing is located in areas prone to flooding. However, in 1993 and 1995, the dikes of the rivers almost collapsed due to high river water. Climate change convinced the Dutch to change course, and the country started a program of moving dozens of dikes back at thirty nine locations throughout the country to make room for swelling rivers. The Room for the Waal-location in the city of Nijmegen was one of the most complex projects. The program had two goals: to increase water safety and to add a spatial quality.In Nijmegen, located at one of the narrowest river bends in the country, the river bedding was just 450m wide compared to 1,000m elsewhere. This bottleneck resulted in large volumes of water having to force their way through the narrow passage at periods of high water. With a risk of flooding upstream.Therefore the river area was widened through relocation of the dikes. An ancillary channel was dug, a new island was created, connected to the ‘mainland’ with three new bridges. A unique new river park with space for nature and recreation was developed and a new residential neighbourhood appeared. Before these measures were implemented many hurdles had to be overcome. Many people were extremely critical at the beginning. More than 50 households had to move. People were afraid of water in their cellars, of noice during the building process and of losing cultural heritage.How did we tackle (potential) dilemma’s in the different steps of the process? How did designers, interest groups and inhabitants collaborate to invent solutions with added value? How did we use the threat of high water to create opportunities?

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The Climate Conference
CLIMATE ADAPTATION

"From threat to opportunity: Room for the River Waal in The Netherlands"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 13.00 – 14.30

Albert Jan Kerssen

Branchemanager, Idverde Advies, Holland

BIO

Nature-based solutions make our living environment resilient against climate change. Albert Jan Kerssen is a Dutch expert in nature-based solutions in the built environment with extensive experience in integrated projects within the public and private sectors. He is one of Holland’s top-specialists in roofgardening (author of 2 books, authority in performance norms, lecturer, speaker). And he is active in the field of climate adaptation, specifically with use of nature-based solutions. He is an engineer, manager, leader and entrepreneurial in product development, research, knowledge sharing and innovation. Having worked on these subjects for nearly two decades within several organizations, Albert Jan now works as consultant and manager for idverde.idverde is Europe’s leading provider of grounds maintenance services and landscape creation projects. idverde has a consultancy company in the Netherlands full of ‘green experts’. Around 80 experienced landscape designers, ecologists, strategic planners, technical engineers, maintenance consultants and geo-data specialists, who understand trees and plants and have knowledge of nature in urban and rural areas. They work for governments (central and local), semi-governments, real-estate developers, businesses and private principals. The awareness that using nature’s own ingenuity is key for solving challenges related to floods, stormwater, heat and drought, but also declining biodiversity, growing urbanization, health issues, circular economy and sustainability makes the work of this company of growing relevance for their principals. Working together with customers, open space managers, contractors, inhabitants, users and a variety of experts, their methods leads to new insights, creativity and innovation. As a market leader, their goal is to have the greatest positive impact possible on a future-proof green space in the urban and rural living environment.

ABSTRACT

The Netherlands is a world leader in water management. The people of this relatively small country, densely populated and with large areas below sea level, have mastered the art of flood protection and water supply and treatment. Nowadays, awareness is growing that making more use of nature’s own ingenuity is key for creating future-proof solutions against floods, stormwater, heat and drought. Understanding trees and plants and knowledge of nature in urban and rural areas is essential to optimize projects in the living environment as solutions against the effects of climate change. Albert Jan will speech about the design principals, approach to enroll stakeholders and tackling technical and other challenges, supported by some striking examples. Varying from small scale solutions in a suburb, to large scale projects in overflow area’s of the main rivers, it all attributes to a holistic approach to not only future-proofing the living environment against climate change, but also enhancing biodiversity, sustainability and creating a healthy environment for people, flora and fauna.

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The Climate Conference
CLIMATE ADAPTATION

"Using nature’s own ingenuity for solving climate change in the Netherlands"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 13.00 – 14.30

Henrik Vest
Sørensen

Team manager for Climate and Water at Central Denmark Region

BIO

Henrik Vest has worked with nature, water and climate for more than 20 years and almost always in combination with each other. As a civil engineer, Henrik has designed a large number of nature restoration projects - restoration of watercourses, re-establishment of dried-up bogs, control of ocher, wet-laying of bogs, etc. - first through Sønderjyllands Amt and later as chief consultant in the advisory world. For 13 years, Henrik has been department manager in Orbicon (now WSP), with the overall responsibility for nature, streams, EIA, marine conditions, etc.

Today, Henrik uses his competencies in the Central Jutland Region, where he is Team Leader for Climate and Water; In addition, he works as chief consultant on several of the region's climate and biodiversity projects - Coast to Coast Climate Challenge, BioScape and ReDoCO2.

Henrik has always been interested in the multifunctional in projects, as part of creating as many results as possible for the same funds. "For example, it is important to consider biodiversity, recreational conditions, protection of surface and groundwater in connection with the planning and design of climate adaptation projects"; Involvement of landowners and other stakeholders is also very important to Henrik and how the development of the area can help to improve the processes and results associated with the individual projects.

ABSTRACT

In recent years, there has been a focus on the extraction of low-lying soils, as a means of reducing agricultural emissions of CO2.

The lowland areas previously functioned, before the drainage of Denmark, as the landscape's buffer for water retention. The water simply ran slower through the landscape and at the same time gave life to the flora and fauna. The cultivation of these areas has removed this buffer capacity and the water now flows faster through the landscape, which in some cases creates floods downstream in water catchments with consequent loss of value.

It is therefore important that in connection with the removal of lowland soils from agricultural operations, the climate adaptation gain that can be achieved by re-establishing the buffer capacity in connection with wet laying of the lowland areas is considered.

Removal and wet-laying of low-lying soils is not entirely straightforward. There may be nearby areas that unintentionally get wetter, there may be desires for the use of areas for solar cells, alternative crops, etc. that call for a more general planning.

The effect of extracting lowland soils will fluctuate depending on how much carbon the soil contains. Several methods are currently being developed that can be used in a more detailed mapping of the low soil soils' carbon content, possibilities for water level rise, etc., which will make it easier to carry out more targeted planning and prioritization of extraction.

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The Climate Conference
CLIMATE ADAPTATION

"Climate adaptation and the open country"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 15.00 – 16.30

Mia Rix

Project manager at Randers Council

BIO

Geographer

Project manager for Klimabåndet and climate adaptation coordinator in Randers Municipality.

ABSTRACT

Randers Municipality is working purposefully with a stage-based plan for climate adaptation of the low-lying areas in Randers city center. It provides an opportunity to integrate climate adaptation and urban development and offers an alternative financing model - but when the dikes only work when the last hole is closed, it places demands on the ongoing risk assessment.

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The Climate Conference
CLIMATE ADAPTATION

"One step at a time - long-term climate adaptation in Randers Municipality"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 15.00 – 16.30

Lise Holm

Project manager, Dragør Council

BIO

Lise Holm is project manager for the coastal protection project in Dragør Municipality. Lise has worked with coastal protection on the north coast of Zealand and in Hvidovre Municipality, among others.

ABSTRACT

Dragør Municipality works with a site-adapted coastal protection in a long-term perspective, which also includes nature development in the shorter and longer term.
On the municipality's 13 km coastline is the only unregulated stretch of coast on Amager and here are important natural qualities, which are protected by, among others, Natura 2000.

As part of the approach, the municipality works to strengthen, connect and renew the special natural and landscape qualities that characterize the small municipality.
In addition, there is a one-on-one dialogue with landowners about the use of the coastal areas in the puzzle to get coastal protection, nature development and landowner interests go hand in hand.

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The Climate Conference
CLIMATE ADAPTATION

"Dragør - Climate-rugged coastal municipality Coastal protection and nature development"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 15.00 – 16.30

Lis Nowak

Master of Science in Engineering, Project Manager, Odense Municipality, Nature and Climate

BIO

Lis Nowak has a degree in Civil Engineering from Aalborg University and has extensive experience from several municipalities in urban planning and the open country. Including a special focus on climate adaptation and achieving synergies and added value in land use.

She is currently in charge of the project management of Odense Municipality's DK2020 Climate Adaptation Plan - and is also a project developer on coastal protection projects in Odense Municipality.

ABSTRACT

 "We dream of an Odense that is at the forefront of climate efforts, so that our children can inherit a city and a world in balance." 

This was one of the visions in Odense Municipality's City Strategy from 2019. Since then, we have committed ourselves to being climate neutral in 2030 and we have joined the DK2020 visions of a climate-adapted Odense in 2050. 

In recent years, we have carried out a major EU project called the Odense Model, Climate Adaptation of Odense. Among other things, we have had the opportunity to make a thorough preparation with mapping of water corridors and potential solutions to the climate challenges in the water area that Odense is facing. We have rising temperatures, but the biggest challenges are rising rainfall, rising sea levels, rising groundwater and not least they are following all this has for the amount of water in our streams. We are therefore talking about planning and acting in relation to water from all four sides. 

We have had the opportunity to put a great deal of preparatory work into what in the autumn of 2022 will be our DK2020 Climate Adaptation Plan - and thus one half of our DK2020 planning. This at great risk for a "new innovative project" that does not help to implement a lasting change that can be copied to other areas. At the same time, however, also something that we have had a widespread focus on avoiding. 

The basic work for our forthcoming Climate Adaptation Plan is based on a good collaboration with our supply company VandCenter Syd and an internal collaboration between planning and water authorities. It is also on the shoulders of this collaboration that our future planning and not least the climate adaptation of Odense must be built. 

How this is connected and what may be copied to other areas is exactly what we would like to tell briefly about - and not least debate at the National Climate Summit.

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The Climate Conference
CLIMATE ADAPTATION

"DK2020 Climate adaptation plan and the strategic approach to water management"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 15.00 – 16.30

Per Sørensen

Coastal engineering director

BIO

I have a degree in Civil Engineering in construction and civil engineering, specializing in water construction. I have worked with the coasts and their dynamics, primarily in Europe, as a foundation to deal with the risk of erosion and flooding. I work with many, including universities, to develop our knowledge.

ABSTRACT

The low-lying coastal areas are getting wetter and wetter. The sea level rises and thus also the coastal groundwater. They are pushing the houses in the areas that are often not designed to withstand floods. What should we do? We need to move to a higher level over time. How do we put it?

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The Climate Conference
CLIMATE ADAPTATION

"When the water level goes high, we go higher"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 15.00 – 16.30

TECHNOLOGICAL WATER SOLUTIONS (TRACK 4)

Speakers:

Susan Krumdieck

Chair Energy Transition Engineering, Heriot-Watt University

BIO

PhD Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at BoulderMS Energy Systems, Arizona State UniversityBSE Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University Dr. Krumdieck is the research leader of the Islands Centre for Net Zero. The ICNZ was announced in 2021 with £33M in core and matching funding to realise transition to climate-safe energy in the Scottish Islands by 2030. She is the co-founder and a Trustee of the Global Association for Transition Engineering (GATE). Transition Engineering is a new discipline that, like Safety Engineering, has straight-forward methods and tools for duty of care in meeting sustainability objectives in all fields. Susan has more than 160 peer reviewed publications, and her book Transition Engineering, Building a Sustainable Future (CRC Press, 2020) has received great reviews and sold more than 20,000 copies. Transition Engineering is growing rapidly with on-line microcredentials at University of Canterbury. Susan’s pioneering research over 20 years in NZ developed the data observatories and engineering tools for transition of personal and freight transport and energy. She is probably most well-known for providing frank and politically agnostic information about technology or energy problems and options.

ABSTRACT

This presentation will take three perspectives on the climate crisis.The oversight perspective covers two centuries, from 1911 to 2111, and asks,What happens in 20ll that changes the climate disaster course and slows down unsustainable development enough to keep global warming below 1.5 oC?The operational perspective examines the knowledge, tools and capabilities available in 2011 and makes the case for the emergence of a corrective transdiscipline. Essentially, given the capacity for unsustainability that has been achieved over the century 1911-2011, the argument is clear that humanity is undergoing an evolution, the Anthropocene Transition. The evolution brings into being 3rd order thinking. This is where organizations and people can recognize unsustainability and overcome personal and group self-deception to undertake effective corrective action.The practical perspective examines how the capacity for corrective discipline represent a new enhanced cognition on the scale of 1st order evolution of language, art and tool making, and the 2nd order evolution of agriculture, writing, zero and rule of law. The proposition is that 3rd order evolution has a new level of self-critical awareness and uses digital representations and simulations to overcome self-delusion and to treat the people of the future as stakeholders.The Interdisciplinary Transition Innovation, Management and Engineering (InTIME) Method is presented as a process for achieving cognitive fluency between diverse stakeholders as they explore sensemaking, discovery and insight to arrive at confident next steps to correct unsustainable practices and materials.

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The Climate Conference
TECHNOLOGICAL WATER SOLUTIONS

"Transition Engineering, Building a Sustainable Future from the Ground Up"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 10.30 – 11.00

Tom Heron 

Director NIRAS

BIO

Tom Heron, Director of NIRAS with a big heart for environment, water, energy, sustainability and digitization

ABSTRACT

Brief introduction to the Government's Business Lighthouse for Water Technology.

This Lighthouse is anchored in the Central Jutland Region and in the very strong professional environments within water technology, which consist of companies, utilities and authorities in the region.

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The Climate Conference
TECHNOLOGICAL WATER SOLUTIONS

"Commercial Lighthouse Collaborative Project"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 13.00 – 14.30

Jonas Falzarano
Jessen

PhD-student, Aalborg University

BIO

Jonas Falzarano Jessen is a trained anthropologist and a PhD fellow at the Department of Culture and Learning, the Techno-Anthropology research group, and the interdisciplinary research project 'Smart Water Infrastructures' (SWIft) at Aalborg University. His research focuses on how to transfer technical knowledge from laboratories at universities and the private sector into effective solutions to water problems that fit the expectations and needs of the 'actual' world, and vice-versa. For his research, Jonas is doing fieldwork at water utilities and innovation hubs both in Denmark and abroad, to study how water technologies are understood, adopted and adapted to various cultural, political and geographical contexts.

ABSTRACT

An Earth in balance is an Earth with healthy aquatic ecosystems. Through direct and indirect human interventions in the water cycle, anthropogenic activities that manage, contain, use and often pollute water have dramatically transformed such ecosystems to a point where understanding the current and future state of water management requires an integrated, interdisciplinary perspective that considers humans, water and technology as equal and interactive parts of water-related challenges… and their solutions.The opening talk of this session will critically address two key topics connected to the rise of smart and integrated water technologies as means to optimize the economy and sustainability of the water utilities of tomorrow from a technical and anthropological perspective, namely sensoriality and scalability.Digital technologies are envisioned by their main advocates to enable informed and data-driven decision making in an ever more uncertain world, based on real-time interoperable water data collected and analysed via imaging satellites, sensor technology, machine learning and AI-empowered predictions. However, the daily operation of a water utility is inherently driven by human-data-water relations that rely not only on rationality and factuality but, also, on sensoriality. I will discuss, how optimizing water management systems means building digital technologies that integrate, relate to, and help augment the sensory affinity of utility operators with the system.Smart water systems carry a promise that takes on local and national forms, but which is global in its aspirations. It is a promise of optimization and access, of equitable water futures, of responding to current and future climatic challenges and, for the most inventive, it is also a promise of a new international export enterprise. But what does it mean to scale water technologies made in Denmark to new cultural, political, and geographical contexts? And what does it actually take to make ‘smart’ water technologies smart in practice?

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The Climate Conference
TECHNOLOGICAL WATER SOLUTIONS

"Pipe Dreams: Smart water technologies as technical and anthropological systems"

Date: 17/08
Kl. 15.00 – 16.30

POLITICAL CONVERSATION

August 18th

Sebastian Mernild

Professor & manager of Climate Cluster at SDU

BIO

Dr. Scient. Sebastian H. Mernild is Pro-rector and a Professor in Climate Change and Glaciology. Since, 2020 he has been Pro-rector at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). At present, he is also affiliated (20%) with University of Bergen (Geophysical Institute), where he is a professor in Climate Change and Glaciology. Mernild is also an IPCC Lead Author. In 2018, Mernild won the Rosenkjær Prize, and was nominated Dane of the Year, and in 2019, he was included in Kraks Blå Bog.Mernild worked in the US for seven years at the International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2006-2009), and at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico (2009-2013), and three years as senior research scientist/research leader at Centro de Estudios Científicos (CECs) in Valdivia, Chile (2013-2016). Further, he worked in Norway from 2016-2020 as full professor in Climate Change and Glaciology, and as Director of the Nansen Center (NERSC) in Bergen. After 15 years abroad he returned to Denmark in 2020.

ABSTRACT

We have a global challenge - also when it comes to mitigating CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. The gap between what we do and what we should do for "Keeping 1.5 alive" is large, and has never been greater. As conditions are today, the globally implemented policies are expected to lead to an average temperature rise of 3.2 degrees in 2100. With the announced policies not yet realized, the temperature rise will be at least 2.8 degrees. Something has to happen, but what does it take?

 

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The Climate Conference
POLITISK PANELDEBAT

"The gap between what we do and what we should do for "Keeping 1.5 alive" is huge"

Dato: 18/08
Kl. 09.30 – 11.00

Jenny Elissen

Founder Giantleapers.com

BIO

Jenny is a creative and innovative strategist. She spent the first 20 years of her career in marketing and communication and new business development. She was Strategy Director and part of the management team of Oglivie One Worldwide, became partner of the Company Group in the Netherlands where she founded and grew several companies. The Group was sold to TBWA (Omnicom) and she became CEO of TBWA Netherlands. She left in December 2003 seeking new sources of inspiration. She authored two books about system change. Perfect World Principle in 2011 and From big ideas to giant leaps in 2019.
She now divides her time between growing new impact ventures, her own burgeoning business Giantleapers.com that helps big brands to a shared and sustainable future and being supervisory board member on a number of Boards.

 

ABSTRACT

We feel it every day. The past doesn’t hold any guarantees for the future anymore. What we learned, how we made decisions and the way we looked at reality might have served us but is challenging us now. When existing systems are failing we need to create new ones. How do we approach this new reality? How do we accelerate and create world changing organisations.

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The Climate Conference
POLITISK PANELDEBAT

"How to become a giant leaper?"

Dato: 18/08
Kl. 09.30 – 11.00

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