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Strategies for more resource efficiency

In this keynote the renowned climate scientist Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber takes the stage to discuss the intersection of high tech and no tech. With a focus on resource efficiency, Professor Schellnhuber highlights the importance of transforming the built environment and urban development. He introduces the concept of climate restoration and proposes using biological materials in construction. The speaker suggests reforesting degraded land and converting buildings into harvested biomass to reduce emissions. Overall, the episode showcases how sustainable design and construction can play a crucial role in combating climate change.

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

Climate researcher

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is Director Emeritus of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), which he founded in 1992. He is Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University (China), and member of numerous learned societies such as the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the German National Academy Leopoldina, and the US National Academy of Sciences.

Since 2019, Schellnhuber has been working intensively on the transformation of the built environment and the potential of wooden buildings as carbon sinks. He is co-founder of Bauhaus Earth and a member of the New European Bauhaus High-level roundtable.

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