Current crises and future climate change: how to prevent rising inequality and societal conflict


How can a meaningful long-term climate policy be maintained in the face of the current numerous crises? And what can research contribute to this? This is one of the question that will be addressed by the team of the CHIPS project led by Franziska Piontek (PIK) at its closing event, to which the project team cordially invites.

The achievements of recent decades in reducing inequality are currently threatened by several short-, medium- and long-term crises simultaneously: the energy and food crisis caused by the pandemic and war in Ukraine, the rather faltering fundamental shift towards low-carbon societies, and the increasing impact of the already changing climate. This has the potential to lead to major conflicts in societies around the world and between countries. Sustainable policy solutions must take into account the various short- and long-term impacts and effectively protect the most vulnerable groups. –  Over the past three and a half years, the partners of the CHIPS project have been investigating distributional effects of climate policies and impacts at national and global levels, as well as ways to integrate them into IAMs. At the final event, the results will be presented and discussed with representatives from research and practice. The focus will be on the question of what additional challenges have arisen as a result of the current crises and how these can be countered.

The event titled “Current crises and future climate change: how to prevent rising inequality and societal conflict” will take place on February 27, 2023 from 14:00 to 17:15 CET online.

Please download the programme here. We kindly ask you to register here in advance.


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