Institute for Planetary Health Behaviour, Seminar für Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft

Guest lecture "A toolkit for understanding and reducing inaction on climate change".

21. Sep 2023, 4.00 pm
Research building "Weltbeziehungen", seminar room (ground floor) (C19)
Institute for Planetary Health Behaviour
Professor Matthew Hornsey (The University of Queensland)
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university public

Guest lecture in English by Professor Matthew Hornsey (The University of Queensland) at the Institute for Planetary Health Behaviour.

Prof. Matthew Hornsey has published over 200 papers, mostly on themes of intergroup communication, trust, and sustainability. His most recent work focuses on understanding (and reducing) people’s motivations to reject scientific consensus, including the psychology of vaccination and climate skepticism. He is currently an ARC Laureate Fellow, working with a team of multidisciplinary scholars to anticipate and defuse obstacles to rapid decarbonisation of the global economy.

Although we know what needs to be done to stop man-made climate change, we remain inactive. How can we overcome inaction? That‘s what we want to talk about with you and our guest.