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Green Hour: “Von Waging am See bis Harare – Lokales Engagement für Umwelt und Nachhaltigkeit in interkommunaler Perspektive” (Dr. Nadja Hendriks)


June 27
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

The motto “Think globally, act locally” has been a common credo since the numerous sustainability initiatives of the 1990s and emphasizes the importance of local communities for environmental and climate protection.
In this talk I will outline findings of my dissertation that focussed on how the idea of sustainability has affected areas of local environmental policy in bavarian communities.
Together we will look at how local actors defined and shaped their commitment for sustainabilty. By also looking at the twinning arrangement between the two cities of Munich and Harare we will explore the approach to sustainability by the local actors involved on both sides in a global perspective within a local framework.

Nadja Hendriks studied History and Anglistics/Americanistics at the University of Augsburg and at the University of Galway in Ireland. She received her PhD in contemporary history from Augsburg University in 2023.

Location: WZU, Room 101 (Building U), Universitätsstr. 1a (innocube), 86159 Augsburg
Time: 12:00 – 13:00