Reforestation as a contribution to Climate Protection
Under the slogan "Do forests work wonders?", Knorr-Bremse Global Care e. V. invited 120 guests to a discussion evening on the topic of reforestation as a contribution to climate protection. Julia Thiele-Schürhoff opened the event, accompanied the discussion and guided the guests through the evening.
As panel participants Dr. Sebastian Brandis, speaker of the board of Stiftung Menschen für Menschen , Tony Rinaudo, winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize and employee of World Vision , Prof. Dr. Annette Menzel, Extraordinaria for Ecoclimatology TU Munich , and Martin Glöckner, managing director of Green City e. V. came together at the stage of Knorr-Bremse. The focus of their talks was on the impact of climate change and the finding of solutions and measures for global and local climate protection.
Despite different approaches of the speakers, the message of the evening was clear: Climate change is happening, and action must follow!
World Vision and Menschen für Menschen use the regeneration and reforestation of the landscapes to make populations more resilient to climate variability and to strengthen them against hunger and poverty with intact ecosystems. Dr. Menzel sees the forests of the world as an important carbon sink in danger due to the rapid climatic changes and Martin Glöckner underlines the responsibility that city dwellers should assume in this context, since mobility and consumption are concentrated and on a large-scale taking place in the cities.
The interesting keynote speeches of the renowned panel participants offered our employees and external guests from our network of NGOs, associations and interested parties not only exciting discussion material with buffet and drinks. They also gave the guests a thought-provoking impulse, which hopefully has a lasting motivating and inspiring effect - and could be followed by action.