120.095 Lectures for Future II
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • LectureTube course

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to analyse the complexity of the current Climate Crisis, its impact on environment and society, and possible soloutions through a wide variety of view angles.The students will gather expertise and learn concepts from a wide variety of disciplines, including natural sciences, technology, (socio-)economics, behavioural sciences, the arts, and many more.

Subject of course

The course "Lectures for Future" is a varied mosaic of lectures addressing the ecological and societal challenges of the current climate crisis. The aim of the course is to view the climate crisis from a wide range of disciplines. "Lectures for future" are supported by the Scientists4Future (https://www.scientists4future.org/) movement.

In summer semester 2019/2020, 6 Viennese universities (BOKU, TU Wien, VetMed, Die Angewandte, WU Wien, FH BFI Wien) organise this lecture series. In total, over 60 different lectures are offered, each university offering a unique programme. The course "Lectures for Future II" at TU Wien covers 16 lectures given by external experts:

1. OPENING SESSION: The role of research in the context of climate crisis (Mo., 09.03.2020, 17-19.30)

  • Helga Kromp-Kolb, Em.O.Univ.Prof. Dr.phil. (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien): Climate Change: What Role for Universities?

  • Magdalena Wicher, Mag.a (Institut für Höhere Studien): Researchers in charge! What it means to do socially responsible research and innovation

2. SESSION: Perception, behavior and cognitive dissonance in case of climate crisis (Mo., 20.04.2020, 17-19.30)

  • Giuseppe Delmestri, Univ.-Prof. Dr. (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien): Denial and the climate crisis or why are mature men so angry on Greta

  • Claus Lamm, Univ.-Prof. (Universität Wien): The contributions of psychological cognitive and behavioral biases to man-made climate change

3. SESSION: Green economics (Mo., 27.04.2020, 17-19.30)

  • Barbara Kump, Dr. (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien): Organizational change towards environmental sustainability: Why should firms change and how can they do it?

  • Mirko Lieber, M.Sc. (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien): Footprints – Living responsibly, fairly and sustainably from a quantitative perspective

4. SESSION: Politics and climate crisis (Mo., 04.05.2020, 17-19.30)

NOTICE: Due to Corona postponed from 30.03

  • Renate Christ, Mag. Dr. (eh. IPCC): United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - Respective roles and procedures, and recent developments and scientific findings

  • Josef Baumüller, Mag. FH (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien): Non-financial and Climate Accounting: New Responsibilities for Companies in Austria and within the EU

5. SESSION: Ecological and social (re)distribution in the past, presence and future of climate crises (Mo., 11.05.2020, 17-19.30)

  • Verena Winiwarter, Univ.-Prof. Ing. Dr. phil. (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien): "Guardians of Eternity" The long term fate of wicked legacies

  • Karin Reisinger, Dr DI (Akademie der Bildenden Künste): Feminist ecologies

6. SESSION: Health for human and animal beings in the course of climate change (Mo., 18.05.2020, 17-19.30)

  • Günther Schauberger, Dr. (Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien): Impact of global warming on farm animals inside confined livestock buildings

  • Katharina Brugger, Priv.-Doz. Dr. (Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien): On the impact of climate on vectors and vector-borne diseases

7. SESSION: The wicked chain of production, consumption and pollution (Mo., 15.06.2020, 17-19.30)

  • Eva Waginger, Dr. Mag. (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien): "From cradle to grave and from cradle to cradle" illusions for greening the economy?

  • Ernest Aigner, MSc (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien): Critical perspectives on economic growth

8. SESSION: Biodiversity loss (Mo., 22.06.2020, 17-19.30)

  • Manuela Winkler, PD Mag. Dr. (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien): Biodiversity crisis - climate crisis

  • Werner Zollitsch, Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien): Climate change - biodiversity loss - food security: The role of livestock farming

Teaching methods

Lectures, discussion, video

Mode of examination




Course dates

Mon17:00 - 19:3009.03.2020FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH 1. Opening session: The role of research in the context of climate crisis
Mon17:00 - 19:3020.04.2020 Join Zoom Meeting: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/96500944279?pwd=RDVWaG9FL0RzVFB0M1MzcDY1MVpNZz09 (LIVE)2. Session: Perception, behavior and cognitive dissonance in case of climate crisis
Mon17:00 - 19:3027.04.2020 Join Zoom Meeting: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/96500944279?pwd=RDVWaG9FL0RzVFB0M1MzcDY1MVpNZz09 (LIVE)3. Session: Green economics
Mon17:00 - 19:3004.05.2020 GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/364299285 (LIVE)4. Session: Politics and climate crisis
Mon17:00 - 19:3015.06.2020 GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/543880277 (LIVE)Session 7: The wicked chain of production, consumption and pollution
Mon17:00 - 19:3022.06.2020 GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/543880277 (LIVE)Session 8: Biodiversity loss

Examination modalities

Compulsary attendance, active participation in discussions and written reflection

Course registration

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