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From Knowledge to Action: About the Psychology of the Climate Crisis

The presentation will be in German with simultaneous interpretation, the questions and answers will be in English.

Tuesday, October 22, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time (US)
Zoom Webinar

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Co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability.

About the event

Image of climate activists holding a sign during a rallyThe scientific facts about the climate and ecological crisis have been known for a long time, and yet societies have failed to act on the scale necessary. In this lecture, Lea Dohm presents the psychological mechanisms underlying insufficient action and possible strategies to respond to it in a healthy way. It also shows how the Germans are organizing themselves to move towards a societal transformation towards a more just and sustainable future, and what everyone, but especially health professionals, can contribute.

About the speakers

Photo of Lea Dohm smilingLea Dohm holds degrees in psychology and psychotherapy and is a co-initiator of the German climate organization Psychologists for Future, an initiative that contributes his knowledge to the climate movement. She is co-author of the book „Klimagefühle“ [Climate Feelings] and co-editor of the volume „Climate Action. Psychology of the climate crisis”. Currently, she is employed at the German Climate Change and Health Alliance (Klimawandel und Gesundheit (KLUG), an initiative of health professionals advocating for societal transformation towards planetary health.

Photo of Jennifer Gutsell smilingJennifer Gutsell will conduct the Q&A session in English.

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