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VPRO Tegenlicht Meet Up ‘Cooling down our planet’

Date: Thursday Februari 29th, 12.00-14.00h (including warm buffet lunch at 13.30h)

Location: SustainaLab, Matrix ONE, Amsterdam Science Park 301

The VPRO Tegenlicht edition of februari 2024 –  ‘Cooling Down our planet’

On February 29th we will discuss the documentary about geo-engineering. The question of whether geo-engineering can solve our climate crisis is a complex and debated topic.

While some say we should wait and see, others are taking matters into their own hands, from spraying polar ice to releasing sulphur dioxide balloons. How much time do we have to cool the planet? And who gets to decide which techniques we choose? After all, what good is a technological fix if we don’t first restore nature on a large scale?

Stephane Kaas, director for VPRO Tegenlicht, travels on an exploration voyage to the American West Coast, the Arctic Circle, and the North Sea. Which practices should we restrict, which should we investigate, and where should we invest? This episode features Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, climate cowboys taking action, and scientists asking for a halt. We investigate through the oil industry’s CO2 capture efforts and meet with the Sami, the EU’s last indigenous people, whose way of existence is already under threat from climate change.

It’s time for a public debate!

Check this link to watch the documentary:

Guest speakers:
VPRO Tegenlicht documentory maker): Stephane Kaas
SkyTree: Saskia Wunderink
Ark Rewilding: Marijke van de Staak

Bart Krull

The program:

11:45 – 12:00                     Registration.

12:00 – 12:10                     Start of the Tegenlicht Meet Up, introduction speakers and SustainaLab.

12:10 – 12:30                     VPRO Tegenlicht, Stephane Kaas.

12:30 – 12:50                     SkyTree, Saskia Wunderink.

12:50 – 13:10                     Ark Rewilding, Marijke van de Staak.

13:10 – 13:30                     Discussion and Questions.

13:30 – 14:00                     Lunch

There will be plenty of room for questions and sharing insights. So join us on Thursday February, 29, 1200-1400 (including buffet lunch at 1330) SustainaLab, Matrix ONE, Amsterdam Science Park 301.

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