Climate Talks

Climate Talks are a series of (usually monthly) meetups dedicated to educating about climate change and promoting climate action. Each Climate Talk focuses on a separate aspect of climate crisis. The usual agenda are presentations on climate change impacts and solutions in a given sector by invited experts and/or members of Climate Hub, followed by an open discussion and mingling of the participants. The meetups are held in English, such that they can attract not only native German speakers but also the international community.


Previous meetups

28 April 2020 – Digital Meetup

By now, we all have had our fair share of online meetings, webinars, hangouts with friends, dates, and whatnot. And we know it’s getting on our nerves… That’s why we have decided to try something a little different. For our next Climate Talks, we are creating a digital space where we will discuss topics proposed by you and us. After a short collective introduction, you will be able to join one of the breakout rooms. Each one will have a moderator and one specific topic. And after 30 minutes, you can join a different one!

Rooms:

  • #1: DISCUSSION with Bruno Barthas – What do you observe & think businesses are/will do(ing) because of covid-19 for climate change action?
  • #2: DEBATE with Patryk Kubiczek – Dealing with uncertainty in a complex world. Precautionary principle.
  • #3: STORY SHARING with Nico Scagliarini – Engage the CHH community by sharing with us your story!
  • #4: EXCHANGE with Andrea Fajardo – Biodiversity and planting trees

When: Tuesday, 28 Apr 2020, 18:20

Where: Zoom

Check out the event on Facebook and Meetup.


26 March 2020 – Webinar: Working together in times of crisis

🔊 Online action is still action! And just because we can’t be together physically, doesn’t mean we are on our own. 🔊

This month, we bring Climate Talks directly to your screen to discuss how different crises resemble and relate to each other, how they affect people in different part of the world, and how can we learn from current and past events.

Natural disasters, health, migration, violence: all those things don’t exist in a vacuum and only together can we find solutions. Even when we can’t meet in person.

Program:

  • Video collage – Global Stories: How the actual crisis is affecting people worldwide
  • Estrella Piechulek (CHH) – The Climate Mess: Connecting the Dots
  • Christina Klein (Hanseatic Help) – How to deal with a crisis together

When: Thursday, 26 Mar 2020, 18:30

Check out the event on Facebook and Meetup.


27 February 2020 – The Climate Collage

As we said last year, in 2020 we are bringing more “hands-on” exercises.

In February, we want to invite you to play a game with us! The Climate Collage is a serious game about climate change, based on collective intelligence and creativity. It doesn’t matter how much you know about climate change: anyone can play!

You will divide in small teams and our team will guide you to show the origin of climate change, causes, actions, reactions and how everything fits together based on the IPCC report.

More about the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUjS0GQL-pM&t=381s

The event is in English, the entrance is free, and so are drinks & snacks.

When: Thursday, 27 Feb 2020. Doors open at 18:30, the introduction to the game starts at 19.

Where: Thoughtworks, Großer Burstah 46-48, 20457 Hamburg (2nd floor)

Check out the event on Facebook or Meetup.


23 January 2020 – Social Issues & Privilege

Facebook / Meetup

How does the social and political turmoil of the last few months relate to the climate crisis? And how can we support movements that are far away but fight for issues deeply connected to our daily lives? We tried to answer these questions through the example of Colombia.

Speakers:

  • Andrea Fajardo (CHH, Climate Reality Leader) – Are social issues part of the consequences of human driven climate change? [PDF]
  • Enrique Camelo (M.Sc. in Political Science) – Climate, social issues and privileges. What‘s happening in Colombia? What can EU citizens do about it? The case of El Cerrejon [PDF]
  • Nico Scagliarini (CHH, Climate Reality Leader) – Telling Climate Stories [PDF]

21 November 2019 – 24 Hours of Reality

Facebook

On November 20-21, Climate Reality was presenting 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action, a global conversation on the truth of the climate crisis and how we solve it. We hosted the event in Hamburg together with Impact Hub Hamburg.

Speakers:

Moderation: Nico Scagliarini


12 September 2019 – The time is now!

Facebook / Meetup

What’s the role of climate activism in today’s political landscape? Are we fighting windmills or are we setting the foundations of tomorrow’s society? We joined forces with Impact Hub Hamburg and invited speakers from Extinction Rebellion Hamburg and Fridays for Future Hamburg to help us answer these questions.

Moderation: Andrea Fajardo


14 May 2019 – How much for sustainability?

Facebook / Meetup

Sustainability and climate change are usually considered respectively social and scientific topics, but they are also economic and financial issues. In May, Changestarters Hamburg and Climate Hub Hamburg joined their monthly events into one to discuss the economics of climate change, climate finance, and how private savings and investments can contribute to a more sustainable society and carbon neutrality.

Speakers:

All presentations: PDF

Moderation: Nico Scagliarini


25 April 2019 – Climate policy and climate change

Facebook / Meetup

How does climate science translate into policy? What are the recommendation of the scientist, and what can governments and citizens do about them? These were some of the questions that we wanted to answer to during our Climate Talk in April.

Speakers:

Moderation: Patryk Kubiczek


21 March 2019 – Agriculture and Land Use (Part 2)

Facebook / Meetup

In February we learned how agriculture and the biosphere affect climate change and how they are affected by climate change. In March we presented some examples of how individuals and communities can act on climate and help make a difference.

Speakers:

Moderation: Estrella Piechulek


28 February 2019 – Agriculture and Land Use (Part 1)

Facebook / Meetup

How does agriculture and biosphere affect climate change and how does climate change affect them? During the first of two events dedicated to agriculture and land use, our experts answered these questions from a global and local perspective.

Speakers:

Moderation: Patryk Kubiczek


22 January 2019 – Climate Migration

Facebook / Meetup

During the meetup, we introduced the definition and potential examples of climate migration. Thereafter we discussed the delicate role of climate migration in the climate change debate.

Speakers:

In the second part of the meetup we held an interactive workshop with the participants to identify the topics that should be covered in future meetups.

Moderation: Nico Scagliarini, Bruno Barthas


4 December 2018 – Special Event: Klima-Stammtisch + 24 Hours of Reality Watch Party

Facebook / Meetup

One of the goals of Climate Hub Hamburg is to connect like-minded people who care about climate change. In order to stimulate this process we organized a “Klima-Stammtisch” where we talked about climate change & possible actions in a fully informal atmosphere without a fixed agenda nor speakers.

In parallel to the Klima-Stammtisch, we hosted a watch party for 24 Hours of Reality broadcast.


28 November 2018 – Sustainable Transportation

Facebook / Meetup

We discussed the environmental impact of urban and aerospace transportation, and what we can all do as individuals to travel more sustainably.

Speakers:

  • Kajetan Berning (Climate Hub Hamburg) – The Future of Urban Mobility

A whole aspect of daily life in radical transition: What are the challenges and chances of future mobility in cities? And how can we as individuals contribute to making it more sustainable?

Aerospace environmental impact: What is done now and what is planned for next? What’s missing and what we can do already as individuals?

Moderation: Nico Scagliarini


18 October 2018 – Kick-Off Event

Facebook / Meetup

The first meetup provided the participants with a general introduction to the problem of climate change, its negative impacts and available solutions. We tried to convince the participants that a huge effort is still needed – in the context of ever increasing lignite mines in Germany, forcing people to leave their houses (e.g. village of Keyenberg) and posing threat to forest areas (Hambacher Forst).

Speakers:

Moderation: Patryk Kubiczek