Webinar: Tipping Points

As part of the Nobel Prize Summit, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, founding director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), and Jonathan Donges, researcher on Earth System Analysis at PIK, will be speakers at a webinar titled "Tipping points for sustainability transitions".
When Mar 30, 2021
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Online event
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The webinar will look at the science behind bio-physical and socio-economic tipping points and how to anticipate, create and manage them as opportunities for sustainability transitions, addressing issues such as:

  • Upward positive tipping cascades / contagious processes 
  • Socio-economic/political tipping, e.g. carbon pricing, divestment, technological breakthroughs, economies of scale, changing values and norms
  • The role of social media
  • Windows of opportunity / crises
  • Preparing for and navigate change and new states

Speakers include:

  • John Schellnhuber (PIK) - Introduction
  • Tim Lenton (Univ of Exeter) and Jonathan Donges (PIK) - Biophysical tipping points
  • Cameron Hepburn (Univ of Oxford) and Ilona Otto (Univ of Graz) - Socioeconomic tipping points
  • Peter Bakker (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) - Private sector perspective and opportunities
  • Manjana Milkoreit (Oslo Univ) and Martha Delgado Peralta (Mexican Foreign Ministry) - Policy perspective and opportunities
  • Moderator is Oliver Morton from the Economist
Participate in the webinar on Zoom.
This webinar is part of the Nobel Prize Summit ’Our Planet, Our Future’, a global online event taking place 26-28 April, 2021.

Participate in discussions on social media with #nobelprizesummit

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