- Monday, 22. January 2024 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Save in my calendar
#3 How can we protect ourselves and take action against disinformation on the climate crisis?
Sharing knowledge and best practices
Online seminar series "Climate lies"
The earth has warmed rapidly in recent decades and we humans are responsible for this. This is clearly proven by scientific facts. 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 gaslobby. Disinformation has long been a key attack tactic against European democracies.
- What can I do against climate disinformation, what can my organisation do?
- What is happening around the upcoming European elections, how can we take action against climate disinformation and targeted hate posts?
- What measures and rules do we need for platforms to ensure that disinformation is not automatically surfacing in timelines? What regulatory approaches already exist (DSA, EU Code of Practice)? Do they provide an appropriate framework for combating climate lies?
- Who is taking action against climate disinformation and how? What best practices are there and what can we learn from them?
Alexandra Geese, MEP and Vice-President of the Greens/EFA Group
Felix Kröner, Policy Advisor at Reset.Tech
Katja Jäger, CEO and Thematic Lead Digital Democracy at betterplace lab
Moderation: Vérane Meyer, Head of Digital Policy Division, Heinrich Böll Foundation
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.
The seminars can be attended independently.
Head of Digital Policy Division
Other online seminars in the series:
Monday, 20. November 2023, 15:00 - 16:00
- Online seminar #1 How dangerous are climate lies for our democracy? An introduction: Background and Players
Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 15:00 - 16:00
- Online seminar #2 How right-wing populists and conspiracy groups use climate lies in the German debate. Implications for climate activists and politicals
» Online participation in ZOOM
The access information will be sent to you by email 24 hours and then 2 hours prior to the event.
You can use either the Zoom Client software or the app. If you are using either the Chrome or Edge browsers you will be able to participate directly via the access link. For more information on how to use Zoom, click here.
Please make sure that you are using the latest version of Zoom so that you have the necessary settings. You will need a microphone and possibly a camera for events with audience participation.
Alternatively, you can follow the event via the livestream without registering.
- Mon, 20. Nov 2023 (Europe/Berlin) 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Save in my calendar
- Tue, 12. Dec 2023 (Europe/Berlin) 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Save in my calendar
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