(presentation in German!)
Wayne State University, Detroit
Manoogian 408 (Romanian room)
Craig Morris is Senior Fellow at the IASS and coauthor of “Energy democracy,” the first history of Germany’s transition to renewables and efficiency.
The climate and energy debate generally focus on carbon emissions, labeling other aspects as “co-benefits.” But conventional industry is ready to discontinue the energy transition whenever society is. Without a bottom-up push, there will be less innovation and sustained commitment. And a purely technical focus on breakthroughs overlooks “sufficiency” — changes in behavior; walkable cities are more important than electric vehicles. Join Craig Morris for a discussion of why the benefits of the energy transition will make the world a better place — and why climate campaigners should view lower CO2 emissions as the cobenefit.
There will be a Q&A session at the end.