Interdisciplinary climate conference - CLiMate hack: WATER CANCELLED
This interdisciplinary conference is the first unique one-of-a-kind event for academic scholars and societal & business activists with a deep and profound interest in pushing climate action. The initial step for the climate movement was to create a strong worldwide political agenda with a genuine interest in mitigating climate change on a global scale. We are now on a mission to hack and disrupt the current climate discourse in order to design concrete pathway plans amplifying a comprehensive and coherent green transition of the carbon-based society and economy. The CLIMATE HACK conferences will take up new perspectives such as water, health, wood & food in order to draw the attention to the planning process of climate politics.
The main objective of this first 2020 CLIMATE HACK conference is to look into one critical aspect: How can water management and stewardship of the global commons be a vehicle to address and mitigate the climate and biodiversity crisis. Water is key to life, humanity and societal dynamics. Water is the crucial molecule when searching for potential life in deep space. Water represents economic value, energy and leisure. And freshwater is our planet’s most precious resource connecting challenges of climate change, biodiversity crisis, pollution, international economy and geopolitics. The hypothesis is that sound water politics will clarify new productive tracks within climate mitigation policies.
Deadline for panel submission: December 15 2019.
Associate Professor Theresa Scavenius & research assistant Nanna Finne Skovrup
(Research project Green Transition Paths, Department of Planning, Aalborg University)
SUBMARINER Network is organizing a workshop at the CLIMATE HACK: WATER Conference, together with the Alliance+ and GRASS projects on “Beach cast: WASTE OR RESOURCE?” Based on two cases the panel wish to explore the possibilities and legislative obstacles for utilizing the blue biomass that rinses ashore, and to put focus on the need for action and the positive externalities that beach collection will have on the Baltic marine environment. The workshop team aims is to publish a position paper with the main messages and results, authored by the speakers. Speakers are Mette Jørgensen from Bioeconomy Hotspot Guldborgsund Municipality, Cintia Organo Quintana from University of Southern Denmark, Kirsten Lynge from Søuld, and Per Dolmer from Orbicon WSP, and moderated by Efthalia Arvaniti from SUBMARINER Network.