EIRES/TUe Energy Days

The short and the long term: decision-making in times of climate change

We are feeling the consequences of climate change now, but the more severe impacts will happen further in the future. Decision-makers, in government and business, need to weigh long-term risks against short-term needs. Crises enlarge the problem. Should we build those houses now, despite rising risks of flooding? In the rush to build energy infrastructure for fast-increasing renewables, how do we make it climate-resilient? Burning coal so gas storage can be filled, but worsening climate change and losing international credibility? 
With a behavioral scientist, an electricity transmission operator, a young climate activist and a regional politician, this EnergyDays reflects on such questions and discusses how decision-makers can handle them. 

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Date: 
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 13:30 to 16:15
Location: 
Zwarte Doos, TU/e campus - Filmzaal
Speaker: 
Heleen de Coninck o.a.
Affiliation: 
TU/e
Chair: 
Heleen de Coninck