Public Climate School 2023 in Leipzig

The fourth Public Climate School takes place in Leipzig from May 8 to 12!

What? Climate crisis, its societal implications, and solutions

How? Over 40 events: panel discussions, lectures, talks, workshops, music and so much more! Here you find all events (including the German ones).

Where? Main campus of the University of Leipzig (Augustusplatz), Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig (HTWK) and Hochschule für Musik und Theater „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ Leipzig (HMT)

As always: All students, lecturers, and everyone interested is welcome to join our events!

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⚠️ Be aware: The event schedule, details, and locations will be constantly updated!

Monday, 08.05.2023

Tuesday, 09.05.2023

No events in English today – Check out the rest of our program!

Wednesday, 10.05.2023

7 pm | OpenStage at the HMT
Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig
Blackbox, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig, Dittrichring 21

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All artists are welcome! An open stage for music and other performances – for completed works and works in progress! A grand piano and booster amplifier are available, and other instruments/technical devices, too, if needed. In cooperation with HMT.

Thursday, 11.05.2023

11:15 pm – 12:00 am | Climate Education Uganda I in English
Zulaika Namwanje (Fridays for Future Uganda)
Lecture hall 16, lecture hall building, main campus of University Leipzig (Universitätsstraße 1), enter the building via the courtyard

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Zulaika Namwanje, the founder of Clean Earth Uganda, will introduce us to the Earth Volunteers, a Ugandan non-profit organization, that brings together young people that are passionate about the environment and climate action. Together with her fellow activists, they organise climate education class sessions, tree planting sessions, and climate strikes to inform students and teachers and empower children to tackle the climate crisis themselves.

Friday, 12.05.2023

5:15 – 6:45 pm | Militarization and the climate catastrophe? I in English
Maria Reyes (MAPA and Fridays for Future Mexiko), Ilyess El Kortbi (Fridays for Future Ukraine), Evelyn Acham (Fridays for Future Uganda)
Lecture hall 9, lecture hall building, main campus of University Leipzig (Universitätsstraße 1), enter the building via the courtyard

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Militarization impacts the social, ecological, and political ways of facing the climate catastrophe.
Wars emphasize the exploitation of natural and human resources in terms of production and execution, military exercises in complex ecosystems destroy biodiversity and 5,5% of the global emissions are linked to military activities, still without the rebuilding of destroyed areas.
Resource scarcity caused by neocolonialism and capitalistic structures of the Global North is at the same time the root and the consequence of war, as well as both are the main causes for flight and seeking refuge.
Activists and experts in international relationships discuss the impact of militarization from different perspectives and local consequences in Mexico, Ukraine, and Uganda in a hybrid panel.

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