Past Event

Science, Society, and Sustainability - Closing the Knowledge-Action Gap

May 23, 2024
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Space for Ideas, 1014 Fifth Avenue, NYC, New York

Are we doing enough to apply our scientific knowledge to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a sustainable society? Do we already have all the knowledge and ideas to manage the climate crisis, requiring only sufficient funding and political will? What are the differences in sustainability goals and measures between the United States and Europe?

Join us to:

  • Learn about the local, national, and global opportunities and challenges stakeholders face when working toward affordable and clean energy as well as broader climate action goals
  • Focus on German and U.S. approaches to close the gap between knowledge and action
  • Discuss how we can overcome societal impatience for climate progress with the help of transformative innovation
  • Exchange new ideas for pathways to a sustainable future
  • Network with stakeholders from universities, businesses, and communities from Germany and the United States

The public panel discussion is free of charge, however, please note that all attendees must be registered and show proof of identification to attend.

Not in NYC? Follow our playlist on the University of Cologne YouTube channel for a recording shortly after the event.

This event is co-hosted by the University of Cologne New York Office, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) New York, the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York, the German Research Foundation (DFG) North America, American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Embassy, Washington DC, and 1014. It is part of the NRW-USA Year 2023/2024.