CrisEn Network Conference: How to Deal with Environmental Crises? The Interdependence of Acute and Latent Challenges in Times of Polycrisis
26.-27. Februar 2024 | Frankfurt am Main
The governance of multiple crises is associated with the particular challenge that acute and latent threats are perceived very differently. Acute threats such as pandemics or wars attract political attention, while no less threatening, long-term challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss are pushed into the background. The conference will take a closer look at this challenge for political decision-making in times of polycrisis.
Europe's role in the world: A foreign policy guided by values in the light of global crisis management
#27 Crisis Talk | Event Review
At this episonde of our lunch talk in Brussels, Prof. Nicole Deitelhoff, MEP Hannah Neumann and Prof. Frank Hoffmeister discussed ways to strengthen a value-driven European foreign policy in the face of current challenges to peace and security posed by the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East.
The Leibniz Research Network “Environmental Crises – Crisis Environments” is dedicated to the research of the perception and governance of environmental changes as crisis. A key to detect a crisis and to initiate political crisis management is the perception of a threat as urgent, existential, and uncertain in its consequences.
Taking this as a vantage point, the Leibniz Research Network examines under which conditions environmental change is perceived and contested as crisis, and which governance arrangements foster effective and sustainable crisis management.
Both steps are important as the attribution of environmental changes as crises involves biophysical and societal phenomena whose interaction are not well understood so far. Furthermore, these two perspectives on environmental crises include furthering the resilience of contemporary societies with regard to environmental changes as well as an understanding of crisis scenarios as an opportunity for transformation towards sustainability .