On June 27 2019, the international symposium „From Copenhagen to Katowice – 10 Years of Climate Policy and Climate Change“ took place at the Climate House Bremerhaven. The event was held on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Climate House. The aim of the symposium was to discuss the development of climate change and international climate policy with representatives from politics, business, civil society and science. After a keynote speech by Professor Harald Welzer (Futurzwei Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit) on climate policy communication and economic growth, a panel discussed the past, present and future development of international climate policy. After urgent calls by representatives from Fridays for Future and Youth Climate Bremerhaven, two workshops highlighted the impact of climate change on different parts of the world. Jewel Tuitama (Ministry of Climate, Oceans and Resilience, Tokelau) shared her experiences in the South Pacific, while Ibrahim Kane Annour shared his impressions from Niger. SDSN Germany was involved as a partner in the international symposium at the Climate House Bremerhaven.
Since July 2019, the network „Sustainability at Higher Education Institutions: develop – network – report“ (HOCHN) has joined SDSN Germany as a partner. Focal points of the project are questions such as how Higher Education Institutions (HEI) can contribute to a sustainable development in the field of governance, sustainability reporting, teaching & education, research, operations and transfer. Moreover, the project is also interested in the question which joint understanding of sustainability and transformation might be developed in the university network. SDSN Germany and HOCHN have identified many synergy opportunities in their work and aim to put these synergies into value within the framework of the partnership.