Rethinking climate Risk

Arqus Winter School 2021

Winter School

A challenge-based approach


The Arqus Winter School is the beginning of a unique educational journey. It will engage you as students in thinking about what it means to be a European Citizen, and how this citizenship is being galvanized around societal challenges. It is a challenge-based approach to educating critically engaged European citizens, and it is being run in parallel at all seven Arqus universities this semester.

Traditionally, concepts of citizenship have been connected to notions of territory and statehood and the implicit or explicit rights and responsibilities of people who live there. European citizenship necessitates reimagining this concept, moving away from concrete geographical boundaries and toward more abstract ideas and ideals suchas peace, prosperity and equality.

Contemporary universities have the power to make substantive contributions to discourses and models of active, engaged citizenship by developing interdisciplinary, challenge-based and student-led pedagogies that empower students to critically reframe, reflect upon and address the challenges we face today.

Key Principles


Engaged European citizenship

Challenge-based research

Transdisciplinarity

Student-led

The Winter School


The winter school brings together six students from each of the seven Arqus universities. It aims to invest these students with interdisciplinary research ideas, skills and resources to enable them to develop group research projects on climate risk in each Arqus city. At some universities the six winter school participants might be the only ones taking this course, while at others the six students might be part of a larger class, and they will need to form research groups and relate their experiences to others in their class.

Participating in the school ensures students develop working knowledge of: Climate impacts, risks and vulnerability; from the city up to the European scale. What climate risks mean for engaged European citizenship. Conducting transdisciplinary research.

Rethinking climate risk and science

9:00 - 12:00 - Open plenary session. Link to connect

Framing the winter school: studying sustainability and citizenship in an uncertain world

Jakob Grandin, University of Bergen

European citizenship, environmental challenges and populist discourse in perspective

Pietro De Perini, University of Padua

Short break
Transdisciplinary ways of studying climate risks

Scott Bremer, University of Bergen & Silke Beck, Leipzig University

Moderated discussion
Brief intro to the workshop

12:00 - 12:30

Break

12:30 -

Workshop: Creatively introducing cities and its climate risks
Lunch
Continue workshop exercise
Mapping the natural causes of climate risk

9:00 - 11:00 - Open plenary session. Link to connect

High Risks from Climate Change

Douglas Maraun, University of Graz

The impact of climate change on the risk of flooding

Andrea D’Alpaos, University of Padua

Short break
Climate change and habitat shifts. Who are the winners?

Alius Ulevičius, Vilnius University

Global warming in the coastal strip: from the origin to the impact mitigation interventions assessment of scenarios

Miguel Ortega Sánchez, University of Granada

Moderated discussion

11:00 - 11:30

Break

11:30 - 12:30

Workshop: Interpreting maps of climate risks.

12:30 - 13:15

Lunch

13:15 - 14:30

Workshop session 2

15:00 - 16:00

Plenary discussion
Making connections: climate risk and social transformation

9:00 - 11:00 - Open plenary session. Link to connect

How climate risks emerge from connections between natural and social worlds

Scott Bremer, University of Bergen & Silke Beck, Leipzig University

Individualisation of risk and implications for future climate risks

Christian Kuhlicke, Leipzig University

Short break
Challenging Chronos to Face Climate Change

Sacha Loeve and Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Université de Lyon

Moderated discussion

11:00 - 11:30

Break

11:30 - 12:30

Workshop: Systems mapping of the processes combining in ‘creating climate risks’

12:30 - 13:15

Lunch

13:15 - 14:15

Workshop session 2

14:30 - 16:00

Communication and dissemination workshop
Scenarios of responding to climate risk

9:00 - 11:00 - Open plenary session. Link to connect

Disruptive, top-down policy mixes for rapid decarbonization

Alfred Posch, University of Graz

Bottom-up grassroots initiatives for climate change mitigation and adaptation

Ilona Otto, University of Graz

Short break
Governing climate risk

Stina E. Oseland, climate director, Bergen Municipality | European Environmental Agency | Alfred Posch/Ilona Otto, University of Graz

11:00 - 11:30

Break

11:30 - 12:30

Workshop: Plotting future scenarios of climate risks at a European scale

12:30 - 13:15

Lunch

13:15 - 14:15

Workshop session 2

15:00 - 16:00

Plenary discussion
Climate risk and European Citizenship

9:00 - 11:00 - Open plenary session. Link to connect

Changing conceptions of citizenship and collective identity in the context of climate change

Pawel Karolewski, Leipzig University

Shooting for the stars: keys to enhancing citizenship to mitigate climate risks

Ozana Olariu, University of Granada

Short break
The law of climate change and public/citizen participation

Isabelle Michallet, Université de Lyon

How Fairness Considerations are Relevant for Effort-Sharing in Responding

Lukas Meyer, University of Graz

Moderated discussion

11:00 - 11:30

Break

11:30 - 12:00

Workshop: Individual reflection

12:00 - 12:45

Lunch

12:45 - 14:15

Workshop session 2: Engaging with climate risk – principles of European citizenship under climate risk

14:30 - 15:30

Ending of the winter school

Speakers

Jakob Olof Grandin

Pietro de Perini

Scott Bremer

Silke Beck

Douglas Maraun

Andrea D’Alpaos

Alius Ulevičius

Miguel Ortega

Christian Kuhlicke

Sacha Loeve

Bernadette Bensaude

Alfred Posch

Ilona M. Otto

Stina E. Oseland

Pawel Karolewski

Ozana Olariu

Isabelle Michallet

Lukas Meyer

* This programme is scheduled according to the Central European Time (CET)

Learn more about the Arqus Collaboratory Programme

© The image used in the header of this webpage as well as in the programme of the Winter School 2021
is courtesy of Reto Stockli and Robert Simmon, Earth Observatory. Nasa.