CLIMACT seminar series

CLIMACT presents its third season of seminars “A Climate of Transformation”

Posted on Sep 1, 2022

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Aïcha Besser

Communication specialist CLIMACT

CLIMACT presents its third season of seminars “A Climate of Transformation”

Throughout this new series of seminars, CLIMACT and its guest speakers will explore solutions to transform society to fight climate change, adapt and mitigate further impacts. This third season of online CLIMACT seminars will take place on bi-weekly basis, from 12:00 to 13:15, starting on 3 October 2022. Participants are welcome to take part in the discussion in English or French.

To launch the first seminar of the season, CLIMACT is welcoming Sonia Seneviratne, Prof. at ETHZ, and expert in climate extremes and land-climate interactions. This session is exceptionally held in a hybrid format (online and on site) and is preceded by an apero.

Discover the full programme

Monday 3 October 2022 (online & on site)

CLIMATE EXTREMES

With Sonia Seneviratne, Prof. at ETHZ and coordinating lead author of the 6th assessment report of the IPCC (2018-2021).

Apero with Prof. Seneviratne from 11:00 to 12:00 & seminar from 12:00 to 13:15.

Room Amphipôle 340.1 (UNIL) and online.

Registration. Deadline on 26 September 2022.

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Monday 17 October 2022 (online)

ECO-ANXIETY AND MENTAL DISORDERS RELATED TO CLIMATE CHANGE

With a representative from Espace Transition at UNIL and Natacha Forte, collaborator at the “Laboratoire de transition intérieure”.

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Monday 31 October 2022 (online)

THE FUTURE OF CEMENT AND SIMILAR SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

With Corentin Fivet, professor at the Structural Xploration Lab of EPFL, and Olivier Barbery, sustainability, industrial and commercial strategy expert, and president of the Board of directors at VITO Recycling AG.

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Monday 14 November 2022 (online)

ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE AND POLICIES

With Karin Ingold, professor at the Chair of Policy Analysis and Environmental Governance (PEGO) of the University of Bern and Michel Matter, national councillor and vice-president of the Vert-Libéral Swiss party.

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Monday 28 November 2022 (online)

CONSUMER BEHAVIOURS FACING CLIMATE CHANGE

With Pia Furchheim, senior lecturer and researcher at the Institute of Marketing Management at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and Pierre Kohler, member of Degrowth Switzerland.

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Monday 12 December 2022 (online)

SOIL AND CARBON CYCLE

With Meret Aeppli, professor at the Soil Biogeochemistry Laboratory of ENAC at EPFL and Marco Keiluweit, associate professor of biogeochemistry of soils at the Institut des dynamiques de la surface terrestre, FGSE, UNIL.

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Info about the seminars taking place in 2023 will be communicated in due time.

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