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"Climate Connect" - new lecture series for climate-friendly behaviour

Under the title "Climate Connect", the Institute for Planetary Health Behaviour at the University of Erfurt (IPB) is launching a new online lecture series.

In each case, two experts from different scientific fields come together and discuss: Climate research meets psychology or communication science, medicine meets cognitive science or education science, health research meets political science, implementation research meets sociology. Both speakers have different expertise and experience and will present their research on climate-healthy behaviour in a pointed way. The audience is invited to participate in the state of the art of research on Planetary Health Behaviour and to jointly provide visionary impulses in science, politics and society. "Climate Connect" is aimed at everyone interested in scientific exchange and solutions for more health promotion and climate protection.

The series starts on 1 September. From 12 to 1 p.m., the topic will be "Behavioural science-based agenda setting at the nexus of climate and health", because in Germany, behavioural science approaches to policy and action design are only sparsely used. Yet the COVID 19 pandemic taught us that we must use existing knowledge to make it effective. New structures are needed to make research communication and policy-making on the climate-health nexus more crisis-proof. These should build bridges between science, administration, politics and civil society. The first Climate Connect identifies building blocks and strategies for new structures to think planetary health from the human perspective. Speakers on this day are Dr Mirjam Jenny (Scientific Managing Director Institute for Planetary Health Behaviour at the University of Erfurt) and Maike Voss (Managing Director, Centre for Planetary Health Policy).

Participation is free of charge. However, registration is requested.


Planetary Health Behaviour protects the climate, the environment and our health. It increases the quality of life today and secures it for future generations. But how can we develop health-promoting and environmentally compatible strategies for society as a whole that will enable us to make the transformation to a sustainable world? In order to understand and promote climate-friendly behaviour, the scientists at IPB want to combine different scientific perspectives, methods and findings. The lecture series "Climate Connect" aims to create the "missing link" between knowledge and action through interdisciplinary exchange.


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