The Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) supports the claim of pupils in Germany, Europe, and worldwide for quick and more comprehensive measures for climate protection. “The young people’s request is absolutely legitimate, it is presented with a lot of commitment and rests on a solid scientific base,” says Armin Grunwald, head of ITAS. “Therefore, we as researchers do not want to nobly refrain, but comply with our mandate to provide ‘advice to society’.”
On the occasion of the Global Climate Strike for Future on 24 May, ITAS opens its doors to the public. On Thursday, 23 May, between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and on Friday, 24 May, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., pupils, students, and the interested public get the opportunity to discuss their opinions and ideas directly with the researchers.
The event is intended as an ‘Open ITAS’, where the experts for technology assessment can chat about their research work and discuss it with the visitors. The topics span from sustainable mobility and nutrition to questions of actively shaping the energy transition to bio-economic alternatives for an economy based on mineral oil. The schedule includes informal discussions and mini workshops. Participants can also make their own posters for the demonstration using the material provided in the ITAS foyer.
Registration is not required. School classes are asked to give brief notice in advance, in order to ensure a smooth process.
If you have any questions, please contact Jonas Moosmüller from the “ITAS for Future” team, (jonas.moosmueller∂kit.edu; 0721 608 26796)