"Bergische Klimagespräche" 2017: Cities – how can they become places of high quality of life and justice?
From autumn 2017 onwards the former "Spiekerooger Klimagespräche" will be continued as "Bergische Klimagespräche" (Climate Roundtable in the region of Bergisches Land). The roundtable is organised by the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy under the scientific direction of Prof. Dr. Reinhard Pfriem.
With the shift to the region of Bergisches Land, the event will be held in a region of early industrialisation, symbolic of the anthropocene and the origin of climate change.
The first Bergische Klimagespräche will take place in the Klostersaal in Solingen-Gräfrath on the 28 to 30 September 2017 – as usual with about 30 participant. This year's topic will be "the future of our cities". On Thursday evening from 8 pm there will be a public screening of the movie "Wem gehört die Stadt?". The filmmaker Anna Ditges from Cologne will be present.
Compared to the former Spiekerooger Klimagespräche, there will be a stronger focus on regional development. Wuppertal-Arrenberg, Cologne-Ehrenfeld, the north of Essen, the center of Oberhausen and Bielefeld-Sennestadt provide special orientation points for that. A group has been set up for the preparation of the content, which includes Prof. Dr. Reinhard Pfriem, Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind, Rainer Lucas, Prof. Dr. Lutz Becker, Davide Brocchi, Jörg Heynkes and Christian Lehmann.