Please note that all slots of this workshop package are held in English!
Workshop 1: Integrated (Urban) Farming: Alternative agriculture methods
Integrated farming systems combine multiple production methods to produce food organically, based on the efficient utilisation of available resources. This is not only possible in rural regions, but – thanks to modern cultivation methods – also in urban areas.
In this workshop, alternative farming methods will be presented and their relevance for future scenarios will be assessed by analyzing relevant sustainability factors.
The participants will develop their own farming systems, based on closed resource cycles, for individually chosen application cases.
By doing this, organic production methods and modern (cultivation) technologies will be combined, in order to meet recent ecological and social challenges of food production.
Workshop 2: Big players – big goals? SDGs and UN policies
Nicole Schmidt, Martina Vetrovcova, Maximilian Jungmann
This interactive workshop aims to, first, provide the participants with deeper insights into the international institutional framework and the key players in the field of sustainable development and, second, to enable them to put what they have learned into practice. The first part of the workshop will provide a theoretical introduction to the development of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The second part deals with the basic rules and procedures of UN negotiations as well as a short simulation of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Through the simulation, the participants will acquire essential practical knowledge of the work processes of the UN system. Lastly, attendees will discuss future directions of UN climate talks and sustainability more broadly.
In the COP simulation, every participant will play the role of a diplomat and represent one of the United Nations Member States. The country assignment will take place approximately 3-5 days before the beginning of the workshop, so that the participants can research and credibly represent the respective positions of the country assigned to them. Previous knowledge of simulation techniques is not required; the workshop will include a brief introduction to the simplified rules of a UN simulation.
Workshop 3: Motivating Actions on Climate Change: Communication Projects and their Impacts
Dr. Lilia Raileanu
Can a person’s one-year of trash fit into … a glass jar?! You might disbelieve this, you might have questions, or perhaps you want to find out more information in order to understand how and why that is possible. Projects like this exist and have triggered engaging reactions and debates among the online communities. They represent an example of how individual actions can create a shared engagement and have larger impacts on protecting our environment.
In this workshop, we want to examine how various projects to mitigate climate change can motivate actions through initiating debates, reaching a wide audience, and creating new forms of activism. We will critically examine several communication case studies and their elements, which maximize the motivation of action at personal, community, and policy levels. Areas like blog- and vlog-ging, media visuals, and arts will be intertwined with the themes of climate change and public science communication. You will also co-create your own project prototypes in fields related to climate change.
Please note: Participation in this workshop package makes it possible to achieve 2-3 credit points only within the overall event "Spring Days of Sustainability".
Tue 26.03.19, 10:30-12:30 + 13:30-15:30 Uhr (Workshop 1: Landwirtschaft) Geb. 20.30 Raum -1.013
Wed 27.03.19, 9-13 Uhr (Workshop 2: UN-Politik) Geb. 20.30 Raum -1.011
Thu 28.03.19 9-13 Uhr (Workshop 3: Communication Projects) Geb. 20.30 Raum 2.58