Crisis Talk on 1 December 2020

In contrast to many other crises, the climate crisis is a long-term challenge, and the human impact on the climate during the Anthropocene is deep-seated. Even though its effects are incremental, it still poses a huge danger to mankind, the natural world and the environment, and also impacts many other related areas. Political decisions must therefore focus on mitigating and combatting climate change to satisfy the various interests involved.

This is why we need, above all, to understand the scientific basis of the climate crisis, while political decisions must be taken with a view to long-term objectives. We need to take proper consideration of all interests involved, based on the values for which the European Union and its Member States stand.

Crisis Talk: The climate system is in crisis – Political decision-making from a long-term perspective. Livestream provided by Hessen in Berlin und Europe.

Mark Weinmeister
Secretary of State for European Affairs of the State of Hessen

Prof Dr Nicole Deitelhoff
Leibniz Peace Research Institute Frankfurt/Speaker Leibniz Research Alliance “Crises in a globalised world”


Prof Dr Dr h.c. Volker Mosbrugger
Director General of the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

Panel discussion

Prof Dr Dr h.c. Volker Mosbrugger

Michael Bloss
Member of the European Parliament

Niels Schuster
European Commission; Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA)


Ralph Sina
Leiter WDR/NDR-Hörfunkstudio Brüssel

The "Crisis Talks" lunchtime debate series, organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance "Crises in a Globalized World", addresses how the European Union deals with crises and what we have learned from previous crisis situations. The "Crisis Talks" lunchtime debate series is organised since Juni 2015 by the Leibniz Research Alliance "Crises in a Globalized World" in the representation of the State of Hessen to the EU in Brussels.