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18
Oct
2020

Ecopolis goes on! Join us for a full day of talks, debates, performances, and documentaries around this year’s theme “Again(st) Nature.”

About Ecopolis: 

Anno 2020. Nature is on fire, from Australia to the Ardennes. Forests are felled, no more insects on the windshield, concrete everywhere, a million species are in danger of extinction. A virus turns the world upside down. The exploitation of nature is threatening our existence. Vulnerable groups here and in the South are facing even harder times.

How much longer do we saw off the very branch that supports us? Or do we change course?

Ecopolis 2020 puts the finger on the pulse and looks ahead. What are the post-corona challenges? How do we feel part of nature again? How do we restore the balance? How does this support a vigorous climate and nature policy? Which transitions are necessary ― urban, agricultural, etc. ― for a society that respects people and nature? And gives everyone prospect of a good life.

Speakers:

  • Jan Rotmans, Urgenda
  • Warda El-Kaddouri, De Groene Amsterdammer
  • Yousra Benfquih, University of Antwerp
  • Hans Van Dyck, UCLouvain
  • Tom Bauler, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Hendrik Schoukens, Ghent University
  • Anuna De Wever, climate activist
  • Eva Meijer, Wageningen University
  • Myriam Dumortier, Ghent University

And many more names to be announced!

Practicalities:

Ecopolis goes on! Of course, we take into account the current circumstances and corona measures. Which is why we are working on different formats, physical & online.

Save the date and we will keep you informed.

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