HSG hosts international summer school on climate justice


St.Gallen – The University of St.Gallen (HSG) invites you to the Thrive Impact Summer School. For one week, 40 students from the HSG and universities around the world will exchange ideas on the topic of climate justice.

About 40 students from international educational institutions will participate in the Thrive Impact Summer School on climate justice from August 18-25. It is launched by the Competence Center for Social Innovation at the HSG. Climate justice is one of the key challenges students face now and in the future, organizers said in a media release.

“We have crossed six out of nine planetary boundaries,” Julia Bahlmann, HSG doctoral student and project leader of the Summer School, is quoted as saying in the release. “The so-called MAPAs (Most Affected People and Areas) in particular are suffering from the associated impacts of climate change. The term represents groups and territories that are disproportionately affected by climate change such as women, ethnic minorities, poor people.”

Among others, around 20 students from the University of St.Gallen and ten from Columbia University in New York are taking part in the seminar. In selecting participants, the organizers reportedly sought the greatest possible diversity of “backgrounds, life experiences, ethnic origins and nationalities.” During this week, they will exchange ideas with experts from the Winterthur-based Club of Rome, the non-governmental organization Viva con Agua and the HSG, among others. ce/ww