"How can science and media help us to find new solutions in the fight against resource scarcity ? "

How can science and media help us to find new solutions in the fight against resource scarcity?

 

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This year, the sixth Communication Lab on “Dwindling Resources – Growing Conflicts” by Humboldt will take place digitally on 28 – 29 October & 4 – 5 November 2022 via Zoom.

 

Simon Klein, Science officer of the OCE will team up with ten Humboldt fellows from fields relating to resource management, climate protection and sustainable technologies and ten international journalists to improve their science communication skills and work on a project that communicates the researcher’s work to the public. 

Rising oil and grain prices, dwindling wood and water reserves: Current geopolitical developments and climate change are making it increasingly clear how dependent we are on stable resources and reliable trade routes. Resource scarcity has far-reaching economic, social and political consequences, the urgency of which is being debated and negotiated in the public and political arena.

Current geopolitical developments and climate change are making it increasingly clear how dependent we are on stable resources and reliable trade routes. Resource scarcity has far-reaching economic, social, and political consequences, the urgency of which is being debated and negotiated in the public and political arena. But what counts as a “resource” from a comparative, global perspective and what alternatives are available with respect to the cultivation, use and transport of resources that are currently overexploited? Which innovative methods have been generated by international research that could help us to cultivate our planet in sustainable ways? 

 

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Office for Climate Education OCE