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What Can Be Done against the Climate Crisis?

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Sustainability Transformations
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The energy transition is the key strategy to fight the climate crisis. But how do we successfully manage the transition? We will shed light on the necessary political steps to eliminate CO2 emission as much as possible by 2050. Speakers from politics will enter into a discussion with participants of the Alpbach Learning Mission “How Can the Transition to a Low-Carbon Society Work?”

Vice President and Research Director, Project Drawdown, San Francisco
Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna

Array Chad FRISCHMANN

Vice President and Research Director, Project Drawdown, San Francisco

 Chad Frischmann is Vice President & Research Director of Project Drawdown. Chad is the lead researcher and principal architect of the methodology and models behind Project Drawdown and the New York Times Bestseller "Drawdown. The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming". It describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. All solutions modeled are already in place, well understood, analyzed based on peer-reviewed science, and are expanding around the world. Chad has a multidisciplinary background in public policy, human rights, sustainable development, and environmental conservation. He taught at the University of Oxford and the University of California at Berkeley.
 
 With a multidisciplinary background in public policy, human rights, sustainable development, and environmental conservation, Chad provides a systems-based approach to research and strategic leadership. Previously, Chad was the Senior Program Officer at The Europaeum, an association of leading European universities; taught at the University of Oxford and the University of California at Berkeley; and worked as a consultant and researcher for numerous organizations, from small grassroots non-profits to UN agencies such as UNESCO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
 
 He holds a master's degree in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, a master's degree in Art History from the University of Oxford, and a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and History from George Washington University.

Array Elisabeth KÖSTINGER

Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna

Assistant, Carinthia District Health Insurance Fund Federal Head, Austrian Rural Youth Organisation Delegate to the European Council of Young Farmers Federal Chair, Austrian Young Farmers' Association Vice-Chair, Austrian Farmers' Federation President, Eco Social Forum Europe Vice-Chair, Political Academy, ÖVP - Austrian People's Party Federal Vice-Chair, Austrian People's Party
 Studied journalism, communication and applied cultural studies, University of Klagenfurt
1999-2003
2002-2006
2003-2005
2007-2012
since 2009
2014-2017
since 2015
2015-2017

Political and Legal Symposium

show timetable

24.08.2019

17:00 - 18:30Opening of the Political SymposiumPlenary

25.08.2019

09:00 - 13:30An Update on European Union LawPartner
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikePartner
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Promoting the SDGs in Europe with a Global MindsetBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Experimental Government and the Story of Basic IncomeBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: Demography and DemocracyBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: Digital Diplomacy vs Digital ColonialismBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: How We Benefit from Empowering the Young in PoliticsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: to be announcedBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Extremism, Disinformation and the Role of New TechnologiesBreakout
14:00 - 15:30Opening of the Legal SymposiumPlenary
14:00 - 16:00Security Radar 2019 Ein Weckruf für Europa!Partner
16:00 - 17:00Growing Sustainably: How Can Africa and Europe Work Together?Plenary
16:00 - 17:30Ideology in the Courtroom: How Impartial Are Judges?Plenary
17:30 - 18:30What Can Be Done against the Climate Crisis?Plenary
18:00 - 19:30How Free Is the Press Across the EU?Plenary
19:00 - 20:00What Does the World Think? A Conversation on Fundamental Philosophical QuestionsPlenary
20:30 - 21:30Less Freedom for More Security?Plenary

26.08.-26.08.2018

Alpbach Mindfulness HikePartner

26.08.2019

10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 08: Emissions Trading: an Effective Way to Reduce EmissionsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 09: When Machines Judge PeopleBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 10: How Free Should Trade Be? The Development of European Standards for Trade and Foreign Direct InvestmentsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 11: International Arms Trade Regulations: A Call for ActionBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 12: Does More Digital Freedom Automatically Mean Less Legal Security?Breakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 13: to be announcedBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 14: Human Rights Under Pressure: The Role of Ombudspersons and National Human Rights InstitutionsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 15: Security through Liberty: About the Will for Public OrderBreakout
14:00 - 15:30‘Soft Power’ or Defence Union? Military Cooperation in the European UnionPlenary
14:00 - 15:30The Struggle for the Rule of Law: Is the EU Fighting a Losing Battle?Plenary
14:00 - 16:00Liberty and Responsibility: Civil Society in Times of UpheavalPartner
14:00 - 18:00LAW Working GroupsBreakout
14:00 - 18:00Let’s Talk!Breakout
16:00 - 17:30Freedom of Speech at Universities: What Is (Still) Acceptable?Plenary
18:00 - 19:00How Much Courage Does the Law Need?Plenary
20:00 - 23:30ReceptionSocial

27.08.2019

09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikePartner
09:30 - 11:00Brexit: Departure into the UnknownPlenary