Are sustainability and digitalisation connected? What does structural change mean for Germany? Will the European Green Deal make everything in Europe "green"? These and many other interesting questions are answered by experts from science, politics, business and society in the Wuppertal Institute's podcast "Zukunftswissen.fm".

"Zukunftswissen.fm" regularly addresses exciting topics related to transformation processes and innovations for sustainable development. Thinkers and doers from science, politics, business and society share their ideas and lift the lid on new developments. In line with the topic of the first season "Digitalisation and Sustainability", the Wuppertal Institute is breaking new digital ground in science communication. The podcast is produced in German language.

Why is the podcast called "Zukunftswissen.fm"? Three different forms of knowledge are needed to initiate change processes towards a climate-friendly and resource-light world: system knowledge, target knowledge and transformation knowledge. The Wuppertal Institute calls the integration and interaction of these three different forms of knowledge "Zukunftswissen" (German for future knowledge).

The Transformational Arenas of Climate Protection

In order to achieve the central sustainability goals on time, structural changes for climate protection are essential. The second season of the podcast Zukunftswissen.fm is therefore dedicated to this central topic of today. "The Transformational Arenas of Climate Protection" sheds light on why climate protection is so important and necessary, its transformational power and what the future of climate protection must look like in order for life on earth to be worth living for future generations.
Researchers from the Wuppertal Institute talk to experts from science, politics, society and industry about the upcoming transformation challenges within the seven arenas of change that influence climate protection. The main focus is on the analysis of the options for shaping the turnarounds in energy, transport, industry, prosperity, consumption, food, resources and the urban turnaround.

Digitalisation and Sustainability

In the first podcast season, everything revolves around "Digitalisation and Sustainability". Without a doubt, digitalisation is one of, if not the central transformational force of the 21st century. Digitalisation shapes and changes life, the working world, the economy and the way people interact with each other and it raises many questions: What opportunities does digitisation offer and what challenges must be overcome? How can we deal with the areas of conflict, data protection, energy and resource consumption and possible rebound effects? Which state regulations are sensible and necessary? Dr. Stephan Ramesohl, Co-Head of the Research Unit Digital Transformation in the Circular Economy Division at the Wuppertal Institute, discusses these and many other questions with his guests.

The first Zukunftswissen.fm podcast season was funded by the Spahn Foundation.

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