THE FUTURE OF NATURE: SUSTAINABILITY IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
The sustainable utilization of natural resources as well as the conservation of biodiversity are political issues which are being continuously postponed despite their urgency. Likewise the matter still doesn’t seem to reach the core of society. What are most relevant ecological and social local impacts of climate change? How is the “anthropocene” as a description of a long-term ecological transformation visible in East Africa? How should a sustainable climate adaptation and mitigation in Kenya look like? Who should participant in a sustainable future-making?
16.00 – 16.30
WALK-ABOUT IN THE EXHIBITION
My Own Exotic – an installation by Prof. Dr. Fabio Vanin in conversation with Prof. Dr. Michael Hauhs
Venue: Aga Khan Hall
16.30 – 17.30
Wild City: Nature and the Urban & Modelling Wild Nature
Prof. Dr. Fabio Vanin (Brussels) & Prof. Dr. Michael Hauhs (Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies).
Two complementing input lectures on notions of ‘nature’, ‘wilderness’, the ‘anthropocene’ and the inherent temporal logic
Prof. Richard Odingo (Nairobi University, former Vice-President of the IPCC): Four decades of climate change research in Kenya: What did we learn, what are the outcomes?
followed by a Q & A
19.00 ROUND TABLE
Futures of/with climate change in Kenya
The climate change discourse became a main driver of international and national development policy in the last years. The political awareness for mitigation and adaptation is very high in Kenya and East Africa. But what impact has this for present everyday life? How to deal with climate risks for future generations related to present struggles? How could climate justice be interlinked with social and intergenerational justice?
With Augustine Karani (Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, Nairobi) and Cecilia M. Kibe (Kenya Climate Justice Women Champions, Nairobi)
Moderation and input: Prof. Dr. Sybille Bauriedl (University of Graz, Austria)