zum Inhalt springen

Announcement of the 17th Winter Meeting at the University of Cologne

The 17th Winter Meeting will be organized as a hybrid conference.

Official Program Flyer of the 17th Winter Meeting


Abstract Booklet of the 17th Winter Meeting


Confirmed Speakers




Prof. Sanjay Mathur

Harvesting Sunshine: Unlocking the Power of Green Hydrogen

Director, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry Chair, Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, University of Cologne, Germany

Dr. Shirish Ravan

Earth Observation for Climate Action and Sustainable Development

Former Head, United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs and currently Director DevTa Solutions

Prof. Katharine Hayhoe

Climate Action for a More Just and Sustainable World

Texas Tech University and Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy, United States

Dr. Sibylle Braungardt

Transforming the buildings sector – How to achieve climate neutrality by 2045?

Öko-Institut e.V. - Institute for Applied Ecology

Prof. Dr. Marc Oliver Bettzüge

Net Zero Scenarios: What Do (and Don’t) They Tell Us?

Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI)

Prof. Dr. André Bresges* & Andreas Rott**

Get out of the wake! - Challenges and opportunities for modern »wind farm flow control« strategies. Harnessing the Power of the North Sea: A Dive into Sustainable Energy Solutions, its promises and pitfalls for the Ecosystem

*Institute of Didactics of Physics, University of Cologne; **Center for Wind Energy Research

Dr. Matt Mehalik

Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Future: A Story of Air Quality and Sustainability

Eyes on Shell & GASP; United States

Prof. Dr. Justin Schoof

Our Sustainable Future: Understanding Links Between Energy Choices, Emissions, and Climate Outcomes

School of Earth Systems and Sustainability, Southern Illinois University, United States

The 16th Winter Meeting at the University of Cologne

The 16th Winter Meeting has been organized as a digital conference via Zoom by the Center for Environmental Research and Education, Duquesne University.

Official Program Flyer of the 16th Winter Meeting


Abstract booklet of the 16th Winter Meeting


Confirmed Speakers




Dr. (habil) Henrik Hartmann

Forest fight in Germany – when beliefs overrule knowledge

Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI) - Federal Institute for Crop Plants, Germany & Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany

Prof. Dr. Sairam Bhat

Disaster Management and Climate Compensation

National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India

Tiffany Taulton

Protecting urban forests as a tool for equitable development

Center for Environmental Research and Education, Duquesne University, United States

Dr. Emily Mercurio

Charting the Future: Mapping as a Tool for the Greatest Human Migration

Civic Mapper, Pittsburgh, United States

Prof. Dr. Hans Edelmann and Minka Aduse

Urban Vertical Walls as Potential Green Air Conditioners

Institute for Biology and Didactics, University of Cologne, Germany

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Patz

Addressing the Climate Crisis will Deliver Large Health Benefits

Global Health Institute, University of Winconsin-Madison, United States

Aditya Pundir

Building Resilience and Changing Behaviours to combat Climate Change through Green Campus Program

Climate reality project, India

Gideon Behar

Israel, a country in the front-line of climate innovation – lessons to share

Ambassador, Special Envoy for climate change and sustainability, Ministry of foreign affairs, Israel

Prof. Dr. Florian Kaiser

Learning about environmental issues as an environmentally protective behavior

Institute of Psychology, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

The 15th Winter Meeting at the University of Cologne

The 15th Winter Meeting has been organized as a digital conference via Zoom by the Center for Environmental Research and Education, Duquesne University.

Official Program Flyer of the 15th Winter Meeting


Abstract booklet of the 15th Winter Meeting


Confirmed Speakers




Prof. Mojib Latif

the presentation has been canceled

GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel, Germany

Prof. Dave Lampe

Social movements for climate change: the Extinction Rebellion example

Duquesne University, United States

Prof. Gerhard Reese

Transformation towards sustainability - Psychological barriers and catalysts of change

University of Koblenz/Landau, Germany

Prof. K.C. Busch

The Social Side of Climate Change Education for Youth

North Carolina State University, United States

Prof. Patrick L. Remington

Communicating Public Health in an Era of Science Denial

School of Medicine and Public Health University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Sarah L. Patrick

Epidemiology Practice Faces Science Denialism: Rising from the Ashes of Converging Pandemics

Division of Emerging Health Issues, and Acting State of Illinois Epidemiologist Carbondale, IL, Unites States

Richard Piacentini

Climate Tool Kit for Museums

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, United States

Dr. Dennis Agelebe

Climate Ethics: Structuring a Standard for African Trade and Development

Environmental Law Centre, University of Cologne, Germany

Dr. Chong Shimray

Towards climate literacy—some key aspects for consideration in the curriculum in India

Department of Education in Science and Mathematics, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi, India

The 14th Winter Meeting at the University of Cologne

The 14th Winter Meeting has been organized as a digital conference via Zoom by the Center for Environmental Research and Education, Duquesne University.

Video Presentations

Official Program Flyer of the 14th Winter Meeting


Abstract booklet of the 14th Winter Meeting


Confirmed Speakers





Prof. Dr. Harald Lesch

Climate Change: Understanding and acting


University of Munich, Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Munich Germany

Prof. Dr. Robert S. Gold

Are We Failing To Accommodate 20% Of Our Students / Trainees?


University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, Maryland, USA

Dr. Petra Maria Baettig-Frey

Narrative Environments – New Settings for Environmental Education

Environment & Education

University of Applied Science, Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Ademola Jegede

COVID-climate nexus and the application of human rights law: An African perspective


Public and International Law Department, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, South Africa

Prof. Dr. Shamita Kumar

COVID 19 and the Environment: Connecting the dots


Institute of Environment Education and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, INDIA

Prof. Dr. Annie Lu Nguyen

HIV Research during COVID-19: Responding to New Challenges


University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA

Prof. Dr. Sandra Vamos


Prof. Dr. Kirsten Schlüter

Application of a Health-Related Conceptual Model Map to COVID-19

Health & Education

Western Michigan University, Public Health Program, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA


University of Cologne, Institute for Biology and Didactics, Cologne Germany

Prof. Dr. David W. Seal

Impact of COVID-19 on Research and Service Provision with Vulnerable Populations


Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Prof. Dr. Uwe K. Simon

What Knowledge Gaps Do Students Have Concerning Viruses? (And What Should They Know?)

Health & Education

University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Akshara Kaginalkar


Dennis Agelebe


Mariana Arjona Soberon

Doctoral Student Presentations

Health, Environment & Education

Institute of Environment Education Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth University and Center for Development of Advanced Computing, India


Environmetal Law Center, University of Cologne


Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich

The 13th Winter Meeting at the University of Cologne

Official Flyer of the 13th Winter Meeting:


Confirmed Speakers





Prof. Laura D. Cassidy

Global Health Equity MS Program: A Transformative Learning Experience Based on Global Partnerships and Community Engagement

Medical College of Wisconsin

Prof. John D. Clapp

The Dynamic Relationship between Environment and Drinking Behavior

University of Southern California

Prof. T. McDaniel

The Association of Military Veteran Psychological Distress and Environmental Features of Neighborhoods –

Using Science and the Evidence Base for Intervention

Southern Illinois University, United States

Prof. Alyssa B. Mayer

Improving Health and Educational Outcomes through International Experiential Learning: A Case Study

University of South Carolina Beaufort

Prof. Annie Lu Nguyen

From Long-term Survival to Long-term Care for People Living with HIV

University of Southern California

Prof. David W. Seal

Translational Science: Uses of Scientific Findings to Impact Society through Policy, Systems, and Programmatic Change

Tulane University





Dr. Keith Baverstock

Are there effects of environmental ionising radiation we are missing?

University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Dr. Henrik Hartmann

Waldsterben 2.0 and the tightrope between facts and emotions

MPI for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany

Prof. John Stolz

“When Does a Scientist Become an Advocate?”

Duquesne University, United States

Raymond Vergona

Intercultural Awareness and Educator Efficacy in Environmental Ethics

IMES, University of Cologne

Anna Merk, Courtney Newman, Shreya Mundhra

Changes of the temporal distribution of fine dust in Cologne / Reducing plastic: Researching the role of attitude behaviour gap in plastic use and reduction, a study of Cologne

IMES, University of Cologne

Dennis Agelebe

Management of epidemic breakout in Africa; should science seek the help of law?

DAOS LP Lagos & University of Cologne





Dr. Alexander Büssing

Social media and environmental issues – Reconsidering required competencies for living in post-truth societies

University of Osnabrück, Germany

Prof. Ute Nöthlings

The science behind food based dietary guidelines

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany

Prof. Christoph Thyssen

Potentials of ICT in Education - Teaching Alzheimer’s Disease by using Augmented Reality

Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

Prof. Michal Zion

The contribution of metacognitive support to environmental literacy and drinking-related nutritional literacy

Bar Ilan University, Israel

Dr. Sarah Dannemann

Sports vs. everyday movement - What do students think about the relation between moving and health?

University of Hannover

Lars Emmerichs

Digital first?! Effects of digital and analogue learning tools on plant knowledge acquisition of future biology teachers

University of Cologne