The CONNECT University session on "Climate Change: Resilience, Uncivilisation, Rebellion and Technology" brought together European Commission and external experts to pool efforts and resources to highlight perspectives on rapid adaptation to possible dramatic and imminent shifts in environmental conditions. Following the previous climate change sessions, the present edition combined panel discussions with a practical workshop where participants explored the biggest threats to humanity and identify tentative solutions for action.
More than technology, a revolution in the way we connect with our planet and each other together with a fundamental shift in our mind-set is on the agenda – Watch the recording and join us in designing the map for navigating potential climate tragedy and perhaps even rediscover purpose together in the face of this drama.
On Specific Technology Questions
- What could be the role of technology in helping people relinquish consumerism?
- What could be the role of technology in helping people restore lower-carbon community life, including communal games, gardening, cooking?
- What could be the role of technology in helping people organise to develop resilience through more local food / food storage and payment security?
- Welcome speech by Florin Lupescu, Dean of the CONNECT University, Principal Adviser, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Presentations followed by a panel discussion
Moderator: John Doyle, DG CONNECT D1 Policy Outreach and International Affairs
- Annelie Wendeberg ex climate scientist turned Goat keeper – A recorded message from the edge
- Dougald Hine, Writer, co-founder of Dark Mountain and a school called HOME
- Jem Bendell & Matthew Slater IFLAS University of Cumbria
- Alison Green, Academic and Extinction Rebellion activist
Questions / Answers / Contributions including:
- Philip Murtagh, Views from the Centre
- Colum Joyce, Tales of Societal Collapse
- Fabrizio Sestini, European Commission
- EU Foresight Network Members, European Commission
- European Commission Trainees
- Civil Defence experts
- Closing remarks: Florin Lupescu, Dean of the CONNECT University, Principal Adviser, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Workshop not available by webstreaming