In the summer of 2023 several heat records were broken in western countries. Meanwhile nation states are suffering from stagflation. The sights of governments remain focused on energy security and affordability.

  • How can nation states develop in a sustainable way in this environment?
  • What are the social, environmental and technological solutions?
  • Can we develop in the short-term a green future for us?

Our key presenter, Dr Bert J.M. de Vries, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He wrote his doctoral thesis on sustainable resource use. He is co-founder of the Institute for Energy and Environment at the University of Groningen. He has published extensively in the fields of resource and in particular energy analysis, modelling and policy, climate change and global change modelling, and (complex) systems modelling of sustainable development. He has been actively involved, inter alia, in modelling and scenario development for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The keynote presentation by Dr Bert J.M. de Vries will be followed by a panel discussion. The panellists are cultural anthropologist Dr Calum T.M. Nicholson and government and security policy expert Logan West. Enikő Ördög junior researcher will moderate the event. The language of the event will be English. We will provide limited availability of Hungarian translation equipment for the event.

Participation is free, but registration is required.

You can sign up by clicking on the following link: registration!

We warmly welcome all interested parties!