Transatlantic Tandem Talk: Land Conservation to Counter Climate Change? Lessons from Africa.“ (December 7)

Poster for the Event: Land Conservation Counter Climate Change?

Poster for the Event: “Land Conservation Counter Climate Change?”, © University of Cologne

18.11.2021 - Article

In this Transatlantic Tandem Talk, Prof. Michael Bollig from the Global South Studies Center at the University of Cologne, and Prof. J. Terrence McCabe from the University of Colorado Boulder will discuss the impact of climate change and conservation on rural and tribal communities in Southern and Eastern Africa. These communities face an increased frequency and intensity of disasters like extreme droughts and locust infestations.

The international community’s goal of protecting 30% of the world’s land by 2030 is intended to mitigate the effects of climate change, to protect biodiversity, and to support rural and tribal populations. But will it really?

 Learn about:

  • How rural and tribal communities are impacted by large-scale conservation with all its opportunities and challenges
  • Outcomes of the COP26 climate change summit and visions for the United Nations Biodiversity Declaration of Kunming
  • The management of natural resources and the transition of pastoral societies to more diverse economies in response to climate change

Against the backdrop of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), and pending the second Kunming conference in the spring of 2022, join us to hear about a transatlantic cooperation on the intersection between climate change and conservation in Southern and Eastern Africa

 The Transatlantic Tandem Talks are hosted on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the North America office of the University of Cologne in New York in the year 2021 in cooperation with its partners the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York, the German Embassy in Washington D.C., Deutsches Haus at NYU, DAAD New York, the German Research Foundation (DFG) North America, the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York, 1014 Space for Ideas, the Goethe Institute New York, AmerikaHaus NRW e. V., and Wunderbar Together.

Loaction & Time

Tuesday, December 7, at 12 PM EST (6 PM CET)


Fore more information and RSVP please visit here.


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