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‘Uit medelijden met de onwetende, kou lijdende mensen, stal Prometheus het vuur van de goden en schonk het ons.
Voor brandstof moesten we zelf zorgen. En zo is de bal aan het rollen gebracht.
We kregen het kampvuur in de oude tijd en veel later de stoommachine, de benzinemotor, de halfgeleider en de elektromotor.
Het geschenk van Prometheus vormt nu nog steeds het logo van de TU Delft: techniek voor een betere wereld.
Maar eeuwenlange verbranding van fossiele brandstoffen heeft geleid tot klimaatverandering, die de leefomgeving op onze planeet onder zware druk zet. Onze ecologische systemen zijn zeer kwetsbaar voor klimaat gerelateerde gebeurtenissen, zoals hittegolven, droogte of overstromingen.
Het Climate Action-programma is het antwoord van de TU Delft op klimaatverandering.
Mijn collega’s en ik willen techniek inzetten om de wereld tot een betere leefomgeving te maken.
Wij werken aan oplossingen die ons zullen helpen bij de overgang naar een klimaat-neutrale samenleving en bij het aanpassen aan een veranderend klimaat.
Hierbij richten we ons ondermeer op vragen als ‘hoe de kusten wereldwijd te beschermen tegen een zeespiegelstijging van 2 meter of zelfs meer, hoe steden aan te passen aan extreme hitte? Hoe halen we CO2 uit de atmosfeer? En hoe kunnen we regionale klimaatverandering beter in kaart brengen?
Onze visie op Climate Action is gebouwd op tientallen jaren onderzoek.
Binnen de acht nieuwe onderzoeksprojecten van het Climate Action programma vergroten we onze klimaatkennis, die we vervolgens toepassen in proeftuinen, onze campus en in steden.
Wij willen zo onderzoekers, studenten en start-ups, multinationals en overheden bijeenbrengen om gezamenlijk te werken aan concrete klimaatoplossingen.
Zo benutten we de kracht van de huidige generatie klimaat pioniers binnen én buiten onze muren. Doet u met ons mee?

 

Climate Action Programma video. We are not too late

In brief:

  •     Show the urgency of climate change at the launch of the Climate Action Programme
  •     With an eye for social and ethical issues.
  •     The problem is complex and therefore requires a different way of looking at it

Show the urgency of climate change. Show that it is not yet too late to find solutions. With that combined question, TU Delft came up with The Light-Hunters. Everyone is going to experience the consequences of climate policy, or stronger, is already experiencing them. Think of the floods in Valkenburg or Germany.
Complex issues require different ways of looking at things.

Who is responsible and what solution do we choose? How can we share the joys and the burdens? What deterioration can we still prevent and where is adaptation of our way of life necessary? The discussion of these questions may be a political discussion, but it is most productive when it is based on facts and knowledge. The problem is complex and therefore requires a different way of looking at inherently dynamic systems.

In April 2021 TU Delft therefore launched the Climate Action Programme. With this programme, TU Delft aims to take the lead in tackling climate change. This is done through additional investment in climate research and education, and through more intensive cooperation with social partners. The Lichtjagers were asked by TU Delft because we think differently, ask questions and look at things from different angles: journalism, humanities, philosophy, but also from the point of view of marketing and PR.

Professor Herman Russchenberg, chairman/scientific director of the Climate Action programme and TU Delft Pro Vice Rector Climate Action. “Within the Hub we can share knowledge widely and develop initiatives for and with administrators, policy makers, businesses and the general public.

 

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IPCC-rapport temperatuur stijgt sneller dan verwacht

Storytelling | Film and video production based on current themes with news footage from all over the world.


This film production was based on current themes and fragments of recent climate-related disasters at home and abroad. The rising temperature worldwide runs like a red thread through the video. The TU Delft logo itself put us on the trail of Greek mythology. From the giant Prometheus, mankind was given fire. People could warm themselves by it and develop further. Think of the steam engine, the petrol engine, the chip. We are now discovering that the holy fire also has a dark side. The other Greek, Sisyphus, stands for pride and the futility of action. We try to give him a perspective: if you try to solve a problem together, like the challenge of climate change, you might succeed. And the stone will finally roll down the mountain on the other side.

The video was shown for the first time on 24 September 2021 during the opening of the TU Delft Climate Action Hub in the Wijnhaven building on the Campus The Hague. A physical meeting place where people work together on climate solutions and issues.

Doel van het project

Doel

Show the urgency of climate change and spark dialogue to work on concrete solutions to climate challenges in this film production.

Doelgroep

Show the urgency of climate change and spark dialogue to work on concrete solutions to climate challenges in this film production.

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