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Moving beyond Western Discourses: Frameworks for Climate Ethics

Totally Glocally

17. Nov 2021
14:00 – 15:30 CET

Europe from the outside: Dealing with the Climate Crisis

Climate change with the resulting global warming is the largest and most all-encompassing global crisis of our time. As an ecological crisis it stands for the misuse of fossil fuels and the exploitation of natural life-support systems, which includes the destruction of biodiversity and also irreversible damaging impact on the geological sphere. Furthermore, climate change is a geopolitical problem. It is already stoking socio-political instability, creating migratory pressure, exacerbating global inequality, endangering human rights and putting peace in the world at risk.

How is the world looking at Europe from the outside, and what are the associated hopes and disappointments? Which answers does international law and multilateral institutions offer and also which challenges are they facing? When are relational non-Western models of knowledge production and exchange required? And how can the role of international civil society be discussed in this context?


Pleaser register here by 15 November 2021. A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants close to the event.

The webtalk series 'Totally Glocally. Europe from the outside: Dealing with the climate crisis' is a cooperation event with Ecologic Institute and Climate Alliance.


​Bayo Akomolafe

PhD, is a Nigeria-born poet, psychologist, professor, philosopher, author, Executive Director and Chief Curator for the emergence network (A Post-Activist Project). His work focuses on global consciousness and humanities relationship to nature. Born into a Yoruba family, he conducted doctoral research into Yoruba indigenous healing systems.

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Wolfgang Kaleck

Wolfgang Kaleck founded the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights with other internationally renowned lawyers in Berlin in 2007. Kaleck has served as the organization’s general secretary and legal director since its foundation. Kaleck previously worked as a criminal law attorney at the Hummel.Kaleck.Rechtsanwälte law firm, which he co-founded in 1991. Since 1998, he has been involved in the Koalition gegen Straflosigkeit (Coalition against Impunity), which fights to hold Argentinian military officials accountable for the murder and disappearance of German citizens during the Argentine dictatorship. Between 2004 and 2008, he worked with the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights to pursue criminal proceedings against members of the US military, including former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

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R. Andreas Kraemer

ia the founder of Ecologic Institute and Director of Oceano Azul Foundation. An engineer trained in constructive thinking, R. Andreas Kraemer has dedicated his professional life at the interfaces of science, education, policy, and practice to international cooperation and the integration of environmental and sustainability concerns into all policy areas.  In addition to his leadership at Ecologic Institute and the Oceano Azul Foundation, he serves as the chairman of the supervisory board of Agora Energiewende promoting the shift to green and sustainable energies.  He teaches European integration and environmental policy in the Duke University Program in Berlin, and climate strategies in business at the EADA Business School.


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In Cooperation With

Ecologic Institute

Ecologic Institute is an independent, academic think tank for environmental research and policy analysis. Since its founding in 1995, Ecologic Institute has been dedicated to improving environmental policy, sustainable development and policy practice. They strengthen the European and international dimensions in research, education and environmental policy discourse.
Their experts cover the entire spectrum of environmental policy, sustainable development and socio-ecological research and are committed to mainstreaming environmental issues into other relevant policy areas. Ecologic Institute researches, supports and evaluates political processes on the local, national, European and international levels, bringing together actors from academia, policy making and practice. The results are in-depth analyses and innovative recommendations. They are also committed to education and cooperate with different partners from across the globe, including leading American and German universities.

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Climate Alliance

For over 30 years, Climate Alliance member municipalities have been acting in partnership with indigenous rainforest peoples for the benefit of the global climate. With more than 1,800 members spread across 27 European countries, Climate Alliance is the largest European city network dedicated to fair and comprehensive climate action. In answering how climate protection and adaptation should be practised in cities and towns, Climate Alliance pairs local action with global responsibility.

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Totally Glocally. Stuttgart Talks

In Stuttgart, the discussion series Totally Glocally | Stuttgart Talk addresses current questions about the interaction between global and local structures. International experts talk about the interaction between the global and the local. Find out more on the ifa website.


Daniela Hochstätter

Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

Telephone: +49.711.2225.108