Climate Crisis: Challenges and Solutions

Climate crisis is the greatest challenge facing humanity and urgent action is necessary to ensure a livable planet for future generations. For many, the scale of the problem is overwhelming and the path to a carbon-neutral future unclear. During this course, participants will learn about the main drivers behind global warming and what solutions carry the most potential for addressing this issue. Throughout the course, we will use the award-winning climate solutions simulator En-ROADS to improve our understanding of the problem. Just as the climate crisis is a multidisciplinary issue, the course will build on concepts from natural sciences, engineering, and economics, but no prior knowledge is required. The classes will consist of introductory lectures and follow-up discussions and presentations where participants will link the content to issues faced by their cities and countries.

Course outline:
1. Drivers of global warming
2. Sustainable energy
3. Sustainable agriculture, forests, and land use
4. Degrowth, indigenous knowledge and non-industrial approaches to the climate crisis
5. Delivering the solutions globally – the role of policy, finance, and economics
6. Localizing the solutions

Beniamin Strzelecki

Beniamin is a civil engineering student at NYU Abu Dhabi and has been active as a climate and energy advocate for the last 5 years. He completed numerous academic and non-academic courses on climate and energy, including Climate Reality Leadership Training with former US Vice-President Al Gore. Currently, he serves as the Global Focal Point at the SDG7 Youth Constituency, where he works with UN agencies focused on energy issues to promote and support the role of youth in the energy transition. Additionally, Beniamin serves as a youth advisor to the Global Center on Adaptation. Professionally, Beniamin worked as a researcher on the economics of renewable energy at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the German Institute for Economic Research. Outside of fighting the climate crisis, Beniamin is a vegetarian and an avid long-distance runner.

Session D

Argumentation 101 & Critical thinking

Sára Provazníková


Sára Provazníková

Artificial Intelligence and Language

Michal Bida

Climate Crisis: Challenges and Solutions

Beniamin Strzelecki

Cognitive Science

Martina Kavanová

Cultural Psychology

Barbora Kubantová

Drug design and development

Eva Rogelj

Economics of Crime

Barbora Tallová


Emma Nabi-Bourgois

Law and Technology

Eliška Andrš

Medicine and science

Veronika Holubová

Moral Philosophy

Mojmír Stehlík


Monika Václavková

Particle Physics

Oliver Matonoha

Science of COVID 19

Amir Shamsubarov

Sociology of Gender and Masculinities

Ecem Nazlı Üçok

Sound, music and science

Sol Johansen

Structured communication

Tomáš Sakal