Resilience and Resistance: US Climate and Environmental Policies in the Age of Trump.

21. Juni 2017 um 19:00 – 21:00

Resilience and Resistance: US Climate and Environmental Policies in the Age of Trump.
Eberswalder Nachhaltigkeitsgesellschaft with guests from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn)
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President Trump has unleashed a furious assault on the climate policies of the Obama administration—threatening to pull out of the Paris Agreement, appointing a climate change denier to direct a diminished Environmental Protection Agency, authorizing the Keystone Pipeline, opening federal lands and coastal waters to fossil fuel extraction, promoting coal, undermining science, hiding and erasing climate data, and loosening clean air regulations. Citizens are rising up to resist Trump in ways the United States has not seen since the 1960s. Cities, states and companies are challenging Trump in the courts and by setting local policy. Will the hard-won US climate policies prove resilient to Trump’s onslaught?

Hear a first-hand report from students and faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, home to the Wharton School of Business, where Trump and and three of his children (Ivanka, Donald, Jr., and Tiffany) earned their degrees. The University of Pennsylvania was one of the organizers of DataRefuge (, a national effort to preserve essential climate data, reported on in Germany and France. Students and faculty use the Trump connection as leverage for organizing resistance and raising awareness.

Simon Richter is professor of German and Environmental Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also directs Penn in Berlin & Rotterdam, a summer program focused on comparative cultures of sustainability. He is joined by students pursuing degrees in environmental science, engineering, business, political science, and more. The students look forward to a lively discussion.

Prof. Dr. Pierre Ibisch is founding director of the Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management and professor for Nature Conservation at the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development. He holds one of the first research professorships and is doing reasearch on ecosystem-based sustainable development.

Moderation: Inka Thunecke, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Brandenburg

Welcoming Speech: Petra Stibane, City of Eberswalde

Campus Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde
Alte Forstakademie, Raum 4.102
Schicklerstraße 3

21st of June 2017
7 pm

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The event will be held in English and will not be translated. / Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt und wird nicht übersetzt.

Events and discussions taking place within the Eberswalder Nachhaltigkeitsgesellschaft are joint events of the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, the city of Eberswalde and the Heinrich- Böll- Foundation Brandenburg.

Die Gespräche und Diskussionen der Eberswalder Nachhaltigkeitsgesellschaft sind eine gemeinsame Veranstaltung der Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde, der Stadt Eberswalde und der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Brandenburg.

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