The economies and populations that are the main contributors to the climate crisis are least affected by the consequences. And other countries that are undergoing economic development at a later stage are demanding to use resources in a similar way to those that completed industrialisation earlier. With the European Green Deal, the EU claims for itself a pioneering role in climate protection, but does it have solutions ready that do justice to the structural inequality and unfair distribution of social, economic and political opportunities between the communities that populate the earth?
How does the outside world view Europe and which expectations does this view give rise to? Which role and responsibility does Europe have? Is there a danger, for example, of falling into old colonialist structures of paternalism through Euro-American dominance in climate agreements and the declaration of climate strategies? What is the role of global networks, intergovernmental organizations and the international civil society in this context? And what are 'good' cultural relations practices under these circumstances?
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The webtalk series 'Totally Glocally. Europe from the outside: Dealing with the climate crisis' is a cooperation event with Ecologic Institute and Climate Alliance.