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Under the heading Fridays for Future, young people in over 40 countries will take to the streets on Friday 15 March 2019 to demonstrate for a better climate policy. Encouraged by the pupils' commitment to a future worth living and climate protection, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin invites all committed young people on 15 March 2019 from 1.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. to exchange views with scientific experts on current issues such as climate change and biodiversity, energy system transformation and alternative mobility. Free admission during this period is available upon presentation of the student ID card.

 

"The responsibility must not lie solely on the shoulders of the young generation. This is why the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, together with many scientific partners, is opening up to this debate. We invite students to exchange ideas with scientists. Because the future will depend on how we humans finally come to action, create common, sustainable solutions and get our consumer behaviour under control," says Johannes Vogel, Director General of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. "The Museum für Naturkunde is enthusiastic about young people's commitment to a sustainable future and would like to serve as a forum for dealing with questions of climate, nature and environmental protection".

On 15 March 2019, from 1:30 p.m., numerous scientists from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and other scientific institutes, including the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Reiner Lemoine Institut and RWI Leibniz Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, will invite students to an exchange. At thematic tables, different problems and solutions related to climate change will be discussed, such as biodiversity, sea level and temperature rise, approaches such as CO2 taxation, energy system transformation and alternative mobility.