Debate Café: Climate Action, on Tuesday 19 November

Climate change is everywhere and its causes are so deeply rooted in our modern way of living that we are all part of the problem. Can we also be part of the solution? Does individual action make a difference? Several panelists will enter into debate.

When: Tuesday 19 November, 20.00
Where: Dominicanen Bookshop, Dominicanerkerkstraat 1

So many questions and so much information get thrown at us that we sometimes cannot see the forest for the trees anymore. What can you yourself actually do to make this place a more sustainable world? Does individual engagement make any difference? Which choices are the most effective to tackle climate change? Is it better to involve yourself on a local level? And what can (local) governments do to be more open and appreciative to citizen’s initiatives?

Although we will not shy away from discussing feelings of climate depression and flight shame, we want to make this Debate Café an event where the positive vibes prevail. So, come, share your ideas and join this participatory evening and maybe through individual climate action we can all plant a seed that eventually will grow into a beautiful forest.

The panelists are:

  • Dirk Bellens, Coordinator Environmental Sustainability at the municipality of Maastricht and Founder of the Young Africa Namibia Trust and Social Welfare Organisation
  • Mathis Dührsen, activist involved in Extinction Rebellion
  • Maud Huynen, Research fellow Global Health at International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS) – Chair of Education Programme Committee of MSc Programme Sustainability Science and Policy
  • Christian Scholl, Research fellow at ICIS – In the Urb@Exp research project, Christian Scholl currently focuses on new forms of participatory urban governance and sustainable urban development

The moderater of the debate is Dr. Ibrahima Kaba – Affiliated Researcher at UNU-MERIT and Teaching Assistant at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics.

This debate cafe is organised by ASAP, So FASoS and Studium Generale.

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