Tipping points: Smart & digital ideas how to reduce our CO2 Emissions

We live in a time in which many things are threatened that have long been taken for granted: public health, democracy and peace, social security, economic prosperity and an intact environment. So-called tipping moments describe situations in which a system (ecological, political or social) changes suddenly and irreversibly. Knowing about them is essential to understanding our complex present.

At the start of our project, which aims to find new digital paths to a sustainable economic order, Prof. Dr. Nils Goldschmidt will present his book “Gekippt” (2021, Herder Verlag). There he makes it clear that tipping moments are not irreversible fates, but can be influenced and averted. A book that shows how we can shape our future in a world that is changing ever faster, instead of dreading the next crisis.

As part of the YES! 2021 projects will be proposed by Dr. Ekkehard Köhler has proposed a research-based teaching and learning project that aims to design digital networks (such as a crypto currency) so that it is easier for us to prevent tipping points.

How can we save CO2 together with an app? How can we actively contribute to the fact that more green electricity is produced and used?

These questions are in the foreground in this project and are waiting for your proposed solutions.

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Ekkehard Köhler

Ekkehard Köhler

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Ekkehard Köhler holds a doctorate in economics and is a substitute professor for economics and its didactics at the Centre for Economic Education at the University of Siegen. His research interests lie in the field of regulatory economics, institutional economics, finance, monetary theory and policy, and the history of economic thought. His current focus is on the comparative study of monetary and fiscal institutions in money or capital markets and the European Monetary Union as well as debt sustainability analyses.