In 2023, the highest surface temperatures since weather records began were measured on land and in the world's oceans. Yet still too little is being done worldwide to reduce emissions of climate gases and thus limit the rise in temperature. Germany's climate protection measures also remain insufficient to make a fair contribution to climate protection.
In the winter semester 2023/2024, the interdisciplinary climate lecture "TU Berlin for Future" will once again cover a broad range of topics related to climate protection by TU scientists and external experts. Prof. Dr. Stefan Rahmstorf from the Potsdamer-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK) will address the explosive nature of the current global climate changes and how much room for maneuver still exists in his keynote speech. The other presentations will address climate (protection)-relevant issues around the energy transition, the building sector, urban development and the bioeconomy, as well as questions of the democratic shaping of the transformation and aspects of justice. Finally, a look at the TU Berlin's path to becoming a climate-neutral campus is not missing from the diverse series of lectures.
The lecture series is organized by the Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft (ZTG), the departments Economic Education and Sustainable Consumption as well as Landscape Planning and Landscape Development at the TU Berlin, and the Fridays for Future student association at the TU Berlin. It receives support from the Climate Change Center Berlin-Brandenburg.
Time: 23 October 2023 to 5 February 2024, every Monday from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.
Location: online via ZOOM (dial-in data can be found in the ISIS course)
The lecture series takes place in two parts, which can be attended independently of each other. Part 1 takes place in the winter semester; Part 2 in the summer semester.
3 credit points can be acquired for each module. These are made up as follows:
If you attend both modules, you can thus acquire 6 credit points.
The modules can be credited as part of your free-choice area of your degree programme. The module is graded.
Current information on exam registration can be found in the ISIS course.
All further information can be found in the ISIS course, course name: TUB4F 2023 - The Climate Change Lecture Series, Part 1. Registration is without password. The course will be open for enrolment from 1 October 2023. After max. 1000 enrolments, the ISIS course will be closed for enrolment.
In order to be able to view all the necessary learning materials and to take the test at the end, you need an ISIS account. If you do not have access there with your university account, this can only be obtained by applying for a listenership for visiting students. Proceed as follows:
At the end of the semester, a confirmation of your completion of the course will be issued and sent by email. You will receive this confirmation at the email address with which you are enrolled in the ISIS course. If necessary, please check your TU mailbox or activate the redirection. The issuing of the confirmations takes some time.
All further information can be found in the ISIS course, course name: TUB4F 2023 - The Climate Change Lecture Series, Part 1.
If you have any questions regarding the crediting of the module or the provision of services, please contact:
Dr. Viola Muster