The climate change is probably the most complex planetary challenge that humanity is facing today. Despite of the large number of authoritative scientific reports that show its acceleration, its growing risks, and the progressive reduction of the window of opportunity to act towards cost-effective and equitable solutions, very few steps have been done, towards this, by the international community.
This series of videos, which is based on 6 public seminars given by Andrea Tilche* at UiT, during the winter and spring of 2019, endeavours to open a broader discussion on this very subject. Through an approach of looking at the physical, ideal, political, economic and social roots of the problem, in order to frame a proposal for the transition into a more sustainable zero-carbon society where Universities, as sites of cultural development and new generations are essential actors of change, have an essential role to play.
Anne Husebekk, Rector of UiT The Arctic University of Norway, provides here an introduction to this series of podcasts on climate change.