Reclaim the Future: Can we engineer our way out of the climate crisis? - Recap 15 December 2020.

BMW Welt Reclaim the Future
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Could we stop global warming by capturing CO2 from the atmosphere? Or should we rely on even more drastic measures, such as artificial volcanic eruptions or giant mirrors in space that deflect sunlight? Together with experts from science and startups, we want to discuss how we can use technology to combat climate change, which interventions are too risky and whether such technological solutions could undermine the urgency of real transformation.

If you want to get to know more about how we can engineer our way out of the climate crisis, watch the recording of the whole event here.


BMW Welt Wolfgang Kerler

During his career as a journalist, he has worked in Germany and abroad for various media such as ARD, Deutschlandfunk, The Verge, Wired, Inter Press Service and Reuters. He received several awards.

BMW Welt allison Dring

Allison Dring is CEO and Co-Founder of Made of Air, a company producing carbon negative materials for manufacturing. She is an experienced entrepreneur, initiating climate positive technologies and applying them to real world building applications.

As Co Founder of Elegant Embellishments, she invented and manufactures proslve370e, an award winning facade module that reduces urban air pollution. She is a regular speaker on topics involving technology and the environment, including a 2013 TEDx Berlin talk entitled „Ornament & Climate“, and serves as Advisory Board Member for Creating Urban Tech Berlin and the The Lifeboat Foundation.

BMW Welt Daniela Jacob

Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob is meteorologist and Director of the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, and visiting professor at Leuphana University, Faculty of Sustainability. She was Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above preindustrial levels, and one of the Lead Authors of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (Working Group 2). Daniela Jacob is chair of the German Committee Future Earth (DKN) and co-chair of the WPN2030. She is member of the European Commission’s Mission Board on “Adaptation to Climate Change including Societal Transformation”, member of the ‘Earth League’, an international alliance of prominent scientists from world-class research institutions, as well as member of several other committees. 

BMW Welt Christoph Beuttler

Christoph Beuttler holds an MSc in International Business from the University of London and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Heidelberg University. He has more than twelve years of experience in sustainability and is amongst the pioneer policy developers integrating climate science, mitigation, carbon dioxide removal (CDR) as well as Power-to-X (PtX) into European policymaking. In Switzerland, he advises the Swiss Federal Office of the Environment and OcCC (Beratendes Organ für Fragen der Klimaänderung) on CDR.