15th Ulmer Denkanstöße: Change & Resistance | 10-12 March 2022
It is high time to act: “We have an obligation, to leave the world a better place than we found it”.
So says Sophie Howe, the world’s only Commissioner for Future Generations. The Welshwoman vehemently advocates for more climate protection and sustainability in political decisions of the Welsh Government and public bodies. She is considered one of the leading changemakers in the UK and will speak at the event Ulmer Denkanstöße on 12 March 2022.
This year’s motto is “Change & Resistance” for the 15th edition of the Ulmer Denkanstöße, which will take place both in person and online from 10 to 12 March 2022 – with a series of exciting lectures and interviews. Sven Plöger – he has been presenting “Das Wetter im Ersten” for 20 years – will kick the event off with his opening lecture »Dress well, it’s getting hot« (10 March 2022 at 7:30 pm).
Amongst the ten renowned speakers, Sophie Howe will also address the burning issues of climate change, as Wales is the only country to have already committed itself in 2015 with its “Well-being of Future Generations Act” to making all government policy decisions, whether economic, ecological, social or cultural, for more sustainability in the interests of future generations.
Sophie Howe will talk about the introduction of the law in Wales and its impact, using case studies and inspiring examples to show what has been learned and what measures have already been implemented in Wales – from park runs and bike hire on prescription to wildflower meadows outside hospitals, environmentally friendly traffic management and the “Beyond Recycling” project, which envisages a waste-free Wales by 2050.
The final lecture by Sophie Howe will take place on Saturday, 12 March 2022 from 17.00-18.30 in the Stadthaus Ulm (admission free).
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