Our climate’s future


Panel discussion with Annalena Baerbock, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber and Ludolf von Maltzan
Moderated by: Thomas Prinzler


Dry, hot summers, melting polar caps, forest fires not only in southern Europe and California but also here in Brandenburg, monsoon winds and hurricanes raging through the capital of Germany – the weather seems to have gone mad. The impact of climate change can no longer be denied. Climate researchers warn that 2018’s ‘hottest summer on record’ was just the harbinger of the coming ‘heat age’. How will the steadily rising temperatures and changed weather conditions impact on a region like Brandenburg in the medium and long term? How will the changes resulting from this development affect farming and other sectors of the economy? Will climate-related migration be one of the global consequences?

A panel discussion with experts in this field will examine these and other questions as well as models that may potentially be suitable for counteracting this development on an economic, political and societal level. Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen is one of the few mainstream parties in Germany to have long since addressed the issue of climate change. Its leader, the international law expert Annalena Baerbock, now resident in Brandenburg, was her party’s climate policy spokesperson from 2013 to 2017 and is considered a proven expert on the subject.

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is one of the world’s most renowned climate experts. He headed the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, which he founded, until September 2018 and has advocated the achievement of the 2C climate target for many years, for example with the aid of renewable energy.

Ludolf von Maltzan has headed the Ökodorf Brodowin eco-village in Brandenburg, which weathered the 2018 drought well thanks to smart precautionary measures, since 2006.

The discussion will be moderated by science journalist and science editor Thomas Prinzler, who writes for local radio station Inforadio (rbb), for example.

Our climate’s future


  • Sunday, 30.06.2019
  • 17:00
  • Great Hall


€ 12 / concessions € 9

Advance bookings

can be made on
+49 (0)33476 600-750

  • 7_Inforadio (rbb)