23. May 2022, 6.00 pm | Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences, Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, Research, Studies

Just transitions: How can socio-economic inequalities of climate change be addressed?

Haus Dacheröden
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy and Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences
Event type
not public

This question will be discussed by Prof. Dr. Achim Kemmerling and Prof. Dr. Andreas Goldthau in their joined inaugural speeches on May 23, 2022. Also, the office of director of the Brandt School will be officially handed over to Prof. Goldthau on this occasion.

Rapidly rising energy prices are just one example of how climate change is transforming our society. Perhaps the biggest challenge of the next decades will be how to succeed in decarbonisation without leading to a massive increase in social and economic inequality. Several dimensions of inequality overlap here. Globally, the countries that are most affected are often those that contribute least to causing climate change. Within countries, in turn, it is often the poorer sections of the population that suffer the most. What do we know about the extent of these types of inequalities? And what global but also national forms of social compensation can we create so that the successful fight against climate change is not at the expense of the weaker?

Answers to these questions will be found during this evening. The discussion will be opened by Bundestag Vice President Katrin Göring-Eckart (MdB), moderated by the University’s vice president Prof. Dr. Beate Hampe and the speakers will be introduced by dean Prof. Dr. Till Talaulicar.

Please note: The event is for invited guests only. Invitations will be sent out in late April.

Managing Director
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)
Nordhäuser Straße 84 / room 0004