In the week from 25 to 29 November, everything at German universities should revolve around the topic of “climate crisis and climate justice”. To this end, Students for Future Munich has — in cooperation with lecturers of Munich's universities and colleges — created a programme of public lectures, discussions, and workshops in which these topics are dealt with from the points of view of wide variety of different areas, such as physics or political sciences all the way to literature studies.
Of course we are still looking for lectures and similar events on the topic - if you know someone who would be willing to give a lecture (or would like to give one yourself), please send us an email:
Please note that this programm is not necessarily final — although all listed events (barring illness or similar exceptions) will definitely take place, it may still happen that either room or time (or both) of some events changes. Equally, we are also in contact with several mor speakers, it is possible and indeed likely that some additional events will appear here soon. So it's for the best if you check if anything has changed the weekend before the Public Climate School starts.
Please also note that no admission can be guaranteed in case of high demand, and that the content of each event is the responsibility of the respective lecturers or organisers
The PCS aims to ensure that universities can no longer ignore the climate crisis as a side-topic the way it currently is the case. A global catastrophe requires commitment and activism from all social groups, with students not excluded.
First and foremost, the goal of the PCS is to inform: what is the climate crisis, which causes does it have and what are their consequences? In which ways does it affect global injustice? By presenting a wide variety of events, open to all, we aim to spread scientific facts and possible courses of action for the (near) future further among society. Furthermore, we want to confront all students with the subjects of climate crisis climate justice, mobilising them to act.
Universities should once again be a place of politics, the epicentres of that social change which is needed to limit the climate crisis. A culture of political debate must form, which can then develop seminal concepts for sustainable living on and in symbiosis with our planet. Democracy only works if enough people participate to bring fresh air into the debate. For this, the creative and critical minds of students are needed if we want to make a sustainable evolution possible. And in our opinion, today's students can bring great change into the world of tomorrow!
Equally, universities as institutions must make their voices heard, so that scientific findings, especially regarding the climate crisis, can be brought into the political debate and adequate measures can be taken. But this change must start from the bottom up, i.e. with the students.
For one week, there should be a lecture, discussion, or similar event behind every door on campus, all revolving around the subjects “climate crisis and climate justice.” For the students it should be possible to go to their usual classes and dealing with the issue in every lecture and seminar. In the meantime other events and activities will take place outside the regular teaching programme.
The lectures won't all be on natural science, as the climate crisis impacts all aspects of society. These include: economics, social injustice, migration, development, changing ecosystems and all the associated consequences, climate policies, the energy sector, power infrastructure and the policies which govern them, sustainable development and many more!
We need to reach 100 000 students in Munich. Start by telling all your friends about Students For Future and the Public Climate School! Post about it on social media (or share our posts), introduce your fellow students to the Public Climate School during a lecture (e.g. at the beginning or during a break; just ask the professor, most will let you speak over the microphone) … The more people hear about it, the more they will take an interest!
Currently we are gathering (noncommittal) signatures to show lecturers that the project has support among students, and that its events will be visited.
Maybe you'd like to man a info booth, talk about it during your lecture (see above) or just talk to people at the mensa. You already have all the information you need to present the PCS :)
You can find the signature list for the different universities in the downloads section below; we'll gladly give you the contact for the person collecting all the lists.
Obviously, to replace lectures we need the support of the responsible lecturer. In our experience, most are willing to support us — but of course, someone has to tell them about it!
How to ask a lecturer:
We need as many people to know about the Public Climate School if we want to make a difference! Maybe someone has valuable contacts or even volunteers to lecture a class! Networking is an important part of spreading any message, and it never harms.
We need you and your vision! Dates for our meetings are regularly posted on social media as well as in our Telegramm-Channel. Drop by and bring in you effort and ideas!
Sweet! Just email us so we can settle the details so we can plan the lecture:
An easy way to make the Public Climate School better known is to change your profile picture on social media — just select your current profile picture here and download the generated version of it:
At the moment our posters are still beeing printed. If you're dying to hang them up we've got you covered! Just download the PDF files—print some, cover the university with them, build a screen printing machine with it!
On our leaflets, we display four of the most important indicators showing the advancing climate crisis. From left to right: global temperature anomaly, average CO2-concentration, yearly loss of glacier ice, and average sea-level rise:
If you need leaflets, either write us an email or join our Telegram group and ask there.
You want to tell as many students as possible about the Public Climate School? Just ask your teacher nicely to be allowed to say a few words (best ask them a couple days in advance, e.g. via email). You'll find docments below (for now only in German):