- Tuesday, 12. December 2023 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Save in my calendar
#2 How right-wing populists and conspiracy groups use climate lies in the German debate
Implications for climate activists and politicians
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.
- What impact do disinformation narratives such as the "impending climate dictatorship" have?
- How are fears stirred up to create enemy images?
- How does misinformation lead to attacks on politicians and activists?
- How are disinformation and conspiracy myths about climate change being exploited?
- Who benefits from climate lies in Germany?
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.
Alexandra Geese, MEP and Vice-President of the Greens/EFA Group
Clara Duvigneau, Climate Justice Activist, Fridays for Future
Katharina Schulze, Chairwoman of the Greens parliamentary group, Bavarian State Parliament
Moderation: Zora Siebert, Head of the EU Democracy and Digital Policy Program, Heinrich Böll Foundation European Union
Language: German with simultaneous translation into English.
Participation is free of charge. There will be an opportunity to ask questions live and via chat.
Contact: Vérane Meyer, Head of Digital Policy Division, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
Other online seminars in the series:
Monday, 20. November 2023 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Online seminar #1 How dangerous are climate lies for our democracy? An introduction: Background and Players
Monday, 22 January 2024, 3.00 - 4.00 pm
- Online seminar #3 How can we protect ourselves and take action against disinformation on the climate crisis? Sharing knowledge and best practices
The seminars can be attended independently.
» Online participation in ZOOM
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