TILT's 25th Anniversary Year: Events in October

Published: 01st October 2019 Last updated: 01st October 2019

TILT's anniversary events in October will revolve around "Climate Change" and is organized by Anna Berti Suman and Leonie Reins.

Climate Change

Climate Change is a global societal challenge. The effects of climate change are often felt hardest by those who lack the resources to counteract its negative effects. Both climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation efforts contain (elements of) new technologies that are employed in order to either reduce climate change itself, or to enable societies to cope with its effects at a local level. Innovative technologies, such as Carbon Capture and Storage, are used to reduce or capture emissions that cause climate change. New energy generation techniques are employed to ensure a more renewable source of energy supply. Each of these new technologies poses new regulatory challenges. Although they address a global problem, its immediate negative impacts are mostly felt locally. This requires regulators to adopt strategies that focus on ensuring public support for these technologies, by taking into account concerns arising from uncertainty as to their long-term impacts.  If they don’t, we might soon be wearing bikinis in December.

The following events will take place in October:

  • Kick off during the Night University on Nudging for climate through Citizen Sensing
    3rd of October, 20:30-21:15, Cube 217
  • Movie: “Downsizing”
    15th of October, 20.00-22.25, Kringloop Tilburg. (Kringloop, Ceramstraat 12, Tilburg)
    We will watch and discuss the movie "Downsizing". Please buy your ticket here. This event is open to everyone interested. Read more about the film.
  • Public Lecture: “Climate Change Tipping Point: Civil Society Turns to Litigation” by Francesco Sindico
    22nd of October, 19:15-21:10, LocHal Tilburg
    We will have a public lecture on “Robots: Friends, Slaves or Overlords?”. Francesco Sindico will give this public lecture. Please find his bio below.
    Francesco Sindico is the Co-Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, and the Program Director of the Strathclyde LLM in Climate and Energy Law. Over fifteen years of research, Francesco’s work has focused on climate change law and its relationship with security, sustainable development and trade. Francesco is co-ordinating a global project on climate change litigation and has extensive experience advising international organisations and governments on several areas of International Law, including climate change law and water law. He has also led the organisation of the 2018 IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium on “The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance: Innovation, Risk and Resilience”. 
    Read more about the public lecture.
  • Keynote Lecture: “Achieving food security under climate change: regulatory challenges ahead!” by Jonathan Verschuuren
    29th of October, 16.00-17.30, Blackbox, Esplanade Building (coffee/tea before in Blackbox and drinks afterwards in the Esplanade) 
    Jonathan Verschuuren's research mainly focuses on the role of international and EU environmental law in legal practice. Current research focuses on climate change, particularly adaptation. As of 2015, Verschuuren primarily researches the impact of climate change on agriculture and vice versa, particularly with a view to developing a regulatory framework for climate smart agriculture. In 2015, he was awarded a two year Marie Sklodowska Curie Global Fellowship on this topic.
    Read more about the keynote lecture.

    His lecture is intended for the academic community at Tilburg University and free of charge, but please register via Ghislaine van den Maagdenberg: g.vdnmaagdenberg@tilburguniversity.edu.

All the information can also be found on www.tilt25.com.
We hope to see you!