Topic 5: Societal Change
Keynote: Philipp Blom
Historian and writer with a strong connection to climate and societal change.
"Social change - or, on risky thinking"
afterwards in conversation with
Institute for Sustainable Economic Development (BOKU)
Institute of Social Ecology (BOKU)
PhD student at the Institute of Wood Technology and Renewable Resources, BOKU Inventor of the Year 2021
Bachelor student Environmental and Bioresource Management, BOKU Competence Center for Climate Neutrality
Many people know that things cannot go on like this: How can we succeed in overcoming time-honored habits and overconsumption? What impact do appeals for climate-friendly action have? Do they have any benefit at all, or is it primarily structural change that is needed? How can these be achieved? How can societal well-being be ensured? (How) can our consumption behavior be changed? What role will renunciation (have to) play? Some assume that new technologies will solve all these problems, how realistic is that?
Introductory talk: Kurt Weinberger
Chairman of the Board, Österreichische Hagelversicherung
Sponsored by Österreichische Hagelversicherung