Climate adaptation, sustainability, green transition, circular economy and natural resources are key concepts in that transition to climate-neutral development, individuals and communities face many years to come. At the climate summit "Know your future 2050" organized by Denmark's international climate center, Climatorium, in Lemvig, the topics are taken up for thorough treatment of Danish and international experts.
The climate summit will take place on Wednesday, August 19, and will be held as a webinar. The summit is scheduled before the official opening of the Climatorium at the port of Lemvig on Thursday, August 20 and the Children's Climate Meeting on Friday, August 21.
Most experts and people with an understanding of climate change agree that new and different thinking is needed if sustainable solutions are to be found for the many climate problems everyone faces. Both in Lemvig Municipality, in Denmark, Europe and globally.
Englishman Ken Webster is an internationally recognized researcher focusing on new ways of thinking about economics and social systems. Sustainability must be kept in mind at all times, he believes. With his work and research, he is one of the driving forces in putting circular economics on the international agenda.
Ken Webster initiates the climate summit with the proposal "Think Different".
Green change requires dialogue and cooperation on all leaders and edges and between many actors. What is the role of citizens? What shopping opportunities do municipalities have? How do business people play? Are some of the issues raised in the second session on the basis that Denmark will reduce emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases by 70 percent by 2030.
How and can it be reached? Three experts offer good and possible solutions.
There are no unlimited resources. If the planet's nine billion were to live and consume like the Danes - we must have two more. Recycling or circular economics is about taking care of the scarce resources of the globe.
What matters is that production and consumption are thought of in a circular way - that every part of a product can be reused - and again. Minimum waste must be wasted.
Three experts suggest how circular economics will be effective.
Humans are more mobile than ever before. We move and transport ourselves and last all the time. And stresses the environment and climate. How do we travel in the future? What does the transport sector of the future look like? Should we change our way of life? Do we or will we be more stationary and local? Can new technology help and how?
Experts give possible answers in session four - “mobility”.
Adaptation to nature
Cross-disciplinary cooperation, between different professions and across municipal and national boundaries is a necessity if the government's and the UN's climate goals are to be achieved. This means new organizational forms and work processes, where holistic solutions are always the goal.
How do we adapt to the climate? Adapt to nature to the extent necessary. It offers good experts for five experts from widely different institutions and companies.
The summit's many proposals are interspersed with debates between the speaker and participants who can comment and ask questions. The day is rounded off with gathering and recommendations for politicians and other decision makers.
The days course is led by moderator Kristian Ring-Hansen Holt
The webinar summit begins at 8am and lasts until 5pm. Registration is necessary and happens here: www.klimatorium.dk
Photo: Ken Webster launches Climatorium's webinar.