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October 10 - November 21, 2019 - bonnallianceICB lecture series - 
Benefits from Sustainability?!

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From October 10 to November 21, 2019 (5 lectures), the second bonnallianceICB lecture series "Benefits from Sustainability?!" takes place in cooperation with the International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE) of the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences (H-BRS ).

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Sustainability is a topic often approached from the starting point of a “dooms day”scenario: our natural resources decrease, the climate on our planet is changing for the
worse, and the future does not look to bright anymore.Shifting the course of action towards sustainability appears as last resort and something one simply must do.

However, an increase of knowledge to address complex problems, innovative solutions and improvement of action might also benefit our lives.
What are the potential “benefits from sustainability” that we might encounter on global and local levels? Discuss with us!

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Further information about the lecturers and the individual lecture dates will be available soon.

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bonnallianceICB lecture series, next lecture October 16, 2019

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The first bonnallianceICB Lecture Series "Forty years after the “Imperative of Responsibility” Ethics of Technology Choice in Times of Eroding Planetary Boundaries" takes place from April, 25 until December, 11 (8 lectures), organized by Dr. Andreas Stamm, German Devleopment Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).

Forty years ago, Hans Jonas’ main work “The Imperative of Responsibility” (German original: “Das Prinzip Verantwortung”) was first published. Starting from the perspective of moral theory, he develops fundamental thought on a responsible approach to deal with new technologies, and especially “disruptive innovations”, as one would put it today. His work is driven technological progress which has amplified the reach of human action to a degree that calls for a new philosophy of responsibility. With technological progress, actions brought about at a singular point in space and time may have far-reaching or even global consequences. 

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40 years have passed. Since 1979, the number of people living on the globe has increased by 3 billion and the percentage of absolutely poor people decreased from 40% to 10%. Planetary boundaries are being transgressed not (only) by single catastrophic events in a novel technological system, but (also) by the progressive erosion of ecosystems - in order to satisfy the needs of a growing and increasingly well-off world population. Technologies and innovations play a crucial role in this new global setup. Do we need a new “ethics of responsibility”, new approaches to radical innovations, maybe combined with novel modes of technological impact assessment and foresights?
You are cordially invited to discuss with us! 

Further information about the lecturers and the individual lecture dates can be found here and/or in the program.

Registration for all lectures in this series: [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.].

 

 

25. Oktober 2019, 100 Cities 100 Dialogues*
Was bewegt Bonn? Was bewegen wir? Mit Jugend und Politik im Gespräch

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Die Welt befindet sich in einer der fruchtbarsten Perioden seit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges. Viele Diktaturen sind Demokratien gewichen; Kriege und Konflikte sind erheblich zurückgegangen; nie zuvor in der Geschichte hatten Frauen mehr Macht als heute; in Wissenschaft und Technologie tun sich unvorstellbare Möglichkeiten auf und der Lebensstandard von Millionen Menschen weltweit hat sich verbessert.

Dennoch stehen Gesellschaften weltweit – im Angesicht bröckelnder internationaler Allianzen und Abkommen, enormen Bevölkerungswachstums und schwindenden natürlichen Ressourcen – vor zahlreichen Herausforderungen, wie nationalistischen Bestrebungen, Klimawandel, Naturkatastrophen, Flucht und Massenmigrationen. Was bewegt uns dabei und was bewegen wir in und um Bonn gemeinsam? Wir möchten mit Ihnen und Euch in einen Intergenerationen-Dialog einsteigen. 

Menschen verschiedener Generationen aus Politik (Oberbürgermeister Ashok Sridharan, Stadt Bonn), Wirtschaft (Ivan Ryzkov, DigitalHub; N.N., DHL), Wissenschaft (Prof. Dr. Jakob Rhyner, Bonner Allianz für Nachhaltigkeitsforschung, Universität Bonn) und Zivilgesellschaft (N.N., Fridays4Future) stellen sich zentralen Zukunftsfragen – zu denen auch deine Meinung gefragt ist:

Welche Herausforderungen liegen in Sachen Klimaschutz vor uns? Wie schätzen Sie den Zugang zu Information und Bildung, wie gesellschaftliche Teilhabe ein? Was für Werte verbinden uns heute? Welche Zukunftsängste treiben uns um? Was sind Anforderungen an eine nachhaltige und friedliche Zukunft? Was sollten Führungspersönlichkeiten aus Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik tun? Was können wir tun, um die Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung (Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs) der Vereinten Nationen zu erreichen und um eine bessere Welt zu gestalten?

Reden und diskutieren Sie mit! 
Hier finden Sie die offizielle Einladung und die Facebookveranstaltung.
Um Online-Anmeldung wird gebeten. Eine Gruppenanmeldung ist für bis zu 5 Personen möglich.
Bitten zeigen Sie die Anmeldebestäigung beim Einlass vor.

Wo?         Universität Bonn, Hauptgebäude, Hörsaal X

Wann?     25. Oktober 2019

                 15-16:30 Uhr (s.t.)

Einlass?  ab 14.30 Uhr

 

*im Rahmen der globalen Initiative "100 Cities, 100 Dialogues" von Global Peace.

October 23 - 25, 2019 19th Global Development Conference 
Knowledge for Sustainable Development: The Research-Policy Nexus

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The Global Development Network (GDN) is hosting its 19th global development conference on the 23-25 October 2019, to facilitate the research-policy interface in pursuit of the SDGs. The conference will also mark GDN's 20th anniversary since its launch at the World Bank Development Conference in 1999. GDN is partnering with the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research/ Innovation Campus Bonn (ICB), and the United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security, under the auspices of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
 
At Bonn, four interrelated conference themes will be discussed
 
  • From research to sustainable development action: interdisciplinary research, knowledge sharing, evidence brokering
  • The global and shared challenges of sustainable development: migration, climate change, health,etc.
  • Next frontier challenges: Big Data, AI, digital transformation
  • Greater local ownership and sustainability: implications for research policies and funding

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