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Monday, 20. November 2023 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Save in my calendar

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#1 How dangerous are climate lies for our democracy?

An introduction: Background and Players

Online seminar series "Climate lies"

The earth has warmed rapidly in recent decades and we humans are responsible for this. The scientific evidents is clear. Anyone who still had any doubts about this should have finally thrown them overboard after this summer of droughts, fires and floods.
Why do so many people still deny climate change and spread false claims? Climate lies find their way into our timelines or end up in our WhatsApp and Telegram messages. They are often controlled by the oil and gas lobby. Disinformation has long been a key attack tactic against European democracies.

In the first part of this online seminar series, we want to get to the bottom of key questions:

  • Who are the actors of climate disinformation?
  • Who has an interest in downplaying the climate crisis, fomenting public insecurity and destabilising  governments?
  • What strategies are being employed?
  • How is this kind of content being spread?


  •  Jennie King, Head of Climate Research and Policy, Institute for Strategic Dialogue
  •  Alexandra Geese, Member of the European Parliament and Vice-President of the Greens/EFA Group


  •  Katharina Klappheck, Advisor for Feminist Network Policy, Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy

The aim of the online seminar series is to build resilience to climate disinformation, and strengthen capacities to counter the challenge of manipulation and interference by a wide range of actors in the debate.

Language: German with simultaneous translation into English.

Participation is free of charge. There will be an opportunity to ask questions live and via chat.

Katharina Klappheck, Advisor for Feminist Network Policy, Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy

Other online seminars in the series:

Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 15:00 - 16:00

Monday, 22 January 2024, 3.00 - 4.00 pm

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Tue, 12. Dec 2023 (Europe/Berlin) 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Save in my calendar
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