Hamburg's Future Conference on Climate, Energy and Medicine to start

Representatives of business, science and politics to meet in Chamber of Commerce on November 22
21 November 2022
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Representatives of business, science and politics will come together Tuesday (November 22, 2022) in the Chamber of Commerce for Hamburg’s Future Conference on Climate, Energy and Medicine. Four panels will focus on climate and medical issues, energy, social acceptance and political responsibility. Organised by the University Society of Hamburg, the conference is being held on the 100th anniversary of the Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber calls for entire society to co-operate

Paul Elsholz, Deputy Managing Director of the Chamber of Commerce, noted: "Only society as a whole can master the major challenges of the future." Business and science must work closer together to implement new research findings and climate-friendly technologies in companies swiftly. However, the acceptance of technology is low in Germany, he noted, adding: "We are not exploiting the potential for innovation, but putting the brakes on it. An enabling culture is needed to remain competitive, to explore the potential of new technologies and to apply them on a broad scale."

Climate, energy, medicine and acceptance

The conference is being held under the auspices of Katharina Fegebank, Senator for Science, Research and Equality and Michael Westhagemann, Senator for Economics, who will give a welcome speech. After an impulse by Prof. em. Dr. Klaus Hasselmann, climate researcher and Nobel Prize winner for physics, and Prof. Dr. Heinrich Graener, former Dean of the MIN Faculty, University of Hamburg, talks will focus on measures needed to adhere to the 1.5° target while maintaining prosperity. The medical panel will focus on 3D tissue systems as models for human organs i.e., organ replacements. Hydrogen will also top the agenda as a promising energy carrier of the future. The panel on "Acceptance and Political Responsibility" will be the closing item on the agenda.