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290109 VO Climate Change and Climate Crisis - Staying within Planetary Boundaries (2022W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


Sprache: Englisch



Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

  • Donnerstag 06.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
  • Donnerstag 13.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
  • Donnerstag 27.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
  • Donnerstag 03.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
  • Donnerstag 10.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
  • Donnerstag 17.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
  • Donnerstag 24.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
  • Donnerstag 01.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
  • Donnerstag 15.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
  • Donnerstag 12.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
  • Freitag 13.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
  • Donnerstag 19.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
  • Freitag 20.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
  • Donnerstag 26.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This lecture series is a sequel to the successful lecture series "Climate Change and Climate Crisis - Interdisciplinary Perspectives" and "Climate Change and Climate Crisis. Future perspectives and concepts" and "Climate Change and Climate Crisis. Transformative Concepts and Innovations".
If you have joined us in previous lecture series and obtained a grade, you can still join us this semester as well! This lecture has a different lecture number than the previous ones and therefore it counts as a different and new lecture.

This lecture series provides an interdisciplinary perspective on climate change and its impacts on the (a)biotic environment and human livelihoods. In particular, it puts a focus on the quest for identifying solutions to the looming climate change crisis. The talks are given by eminent scholars in their fields.

It will address current issues from various disciplines: climate science, geography, economics, cultural studies, political science, law, finance and many more.

All of the speakers are well-known researchers in their respective fields and beyond. They are from various institutions: University of Vienna, Technical University of Vienna (TU), Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK), University of Oxford, University of Lausanne, Universität Tübingen, IIASA,...
Many of the speakers participate in public debates about the probable effects of the current climate crisis and about possible remedies. The final program will be presented in due time.

This lecture series is open to all students of the University of Vienna and to the wider public. For more information about the eligibility of the series in your study programme, please contact the StudiesServiceCenter of your degree programme.

All lectures will be in in presence (if COVID19 allows it) and live-streamed. In parallel the recorded lectures will also be made accessible online afterwards. Some talks of external speakers will be given online.

Christa Schleper, Franz Essl (Faculty of Life Sciences), Ayansina Ayanlade (Fakultät für Geowissenschaften, Geographie und Astronomie)

Tutorial assistance:
Anna Ennsgraber, Hannah Geiser (Fridays For Future)

Supported by:
SPL29 and Department of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, Uni Wien

In cooperation with Lectures for Future, https://at.scientists4future.org/lectures/

Are you enrolled at another university and would like to enroll for this lecture to get the ECTS? Please follow this link: https://studieren.univie.ac.at/zulassung/mitbelegung/ Deadline is the end of November

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Exam (online, open book format, multiple choice), based on the content of the lectures. Content from the literature that will be provided additionally will not be part of the exam.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

50% of points in written, multiple choice exam
30 questions, 1 point per question.

27-30 points -- grade 1
23-26,99 points -- grade 2
19-22,99 points -- grade 3
15-18,99 points -- grade 4
0-14,99 points -- grade 5


content of lectures - scroll down

2022/10/06 Franz Essl, Christa Schleper, University of Vienna ("Climate Change: A very short intro")

2022/10/11 Johan Rockström, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research ("A safe and just future within planetary boundaries")

2022/10/13 Gerhard Herndl, University of Vienna ("Toward sustainable ecosystem service of the ocean")

2022/10/27 Rupert Seidl, Technical University of Munich ("Forests under climate change: disturbance and resilience")

2022/11/03 Matthias Schickhofer, Supporting Change ("European Forests in times of climate change and biodiversity crisis")

2022/11/10 Ulrich Brand, University of Vienna ("Imperial and solidary mode of living. Why it is so difficult to act against the climate crisis - and which alternatives are possible?")

2022/11/17 Franz Essl, University of Vienna ("Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss - two Siamese Twins")

2022/11/24 Halliki Kreinin, University of Münster ("Degrowth")

2022/12/15 Wolfram Weckwerth, University of Vienna ("Agroecosystems and sustainability - the next green revolution")

2023/01/12 Michaela Trippl, University of Vienna ("Socioeconomic sustainability transformations: system innovation and place-based policies in an era of climate crisis")

2023/01/13 Ibidun Adelekan, University of Ibadan ("Climate change impacts on formal and informal settlements in Africa")

2023/01/19 Katharina Bohnenberger, University of Duisburg-Essen ("Welfare States for Future")

2023/01/20 Sabine Pahl, University of Vienna ("Psychology of Climate change")

2023/01/26 Sebastian Öhner, überzuckert ("Climate Crisis and Intergenerational Justice"). Panel discussion moderated by Elisabeth Nemeth, University of Vienna, with speakers Sebastian Öhner, überzuckert, Angela Kallhoff, University of Vienna, Nikolaus Handig, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna


There is no specific literature for this lecture series, as the exam is based solely on the content of the talks.

LIVESTREAM: Link can be found on moodle


Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

(EC Klimawandel M2) (BA UF GW 19) (MG 2.7)

MNB W-2, MAN 3, MBO 7, MEC-9, B-WZB, M-WZB, MZO4

Letzte Änderung: Do 11.05.2023 11:28