Climate Change and the transition to a zero-emisson society. - A series of seminars presented by Andrea Tilche
Seminar 4: The humanity in the Anthropocene
The ideas in relation to the role of humanity on Earth, the ideal relationship between Humanity and nature, together with several other ideal dimensions have had and have a very important role to play in this epoch where human action is changing the physical behaviour of planet Earth, and in thinking the possible transition towards sustainability. Science has to inform political action, but we are also in a difficult epoch for science.
Climate change is probably the most complex planetary challenge that humanity has to face. Despite of the large number of authoritative scientific reports that show its acceleration, its growing risks, and the progressive reduction of the window of opportunity to act towards cost-effective and equitable solutions, very little steps forward have been done by the international community.
This series of seminars wants to open a broad discussion on this subject, through an approach that looks at the physical, ideal, political, economic and social roots of the problem, in order to frame a proposal for the transition to a sustainable zero-carbon society in which the Universities – as sites of new cultural development – and the young generations – as essential actors of change – have to play an essential role.
All students and employees are welcome. The seminars have a red thread, but may be attended as single seminars.