How to ...? From Climate Knowledge to Climate Action

International Symposium: Exhibitions and Education for Sustainable Development

24 – 25 September 2020*

*The date is provisional and oriented towards the pre-negotiations for the COP 26 from 4. – 13. October.

Extracurricular venues are challenged worldwide and holistically to deal with the topics and effects of the human age (Anthropocene) and communicate them to various target groups in order to bring them into action for climate protection.

The Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost has been taking up this challenge for more than ten years and has established itself as a center of competence for communicating insights from climate research and sustainability issues.

In the Decade of Action for achieving Agenda 2030, we will go one step further in order to actively promote the necessary changes.

The international symposium will offer a participatory platform to learn from each other and exchange ideas. The two-day event deals with the key questions:

  • How to ... promote a sustainable awareness of values by climate change education, produce visions of the future through exhibitions and be self-confident in our actions for climate protection?
  • How to ... integrate the goals for sustainable development of the United Nations into our work to achieve Agenda 2030?
  • How to ... continue to network with each other and highlight our collective efficacy?

New insights from different disciplines, successful and failed practical examples as well as innovative approaches will be presented, discussed and experienced in order to inspire each other, develop ideas together and create valuable time for all participants.

target group

We want to create a platform for representatives from extracurricular places of learning such as museums, science centers, zoos, botanical gardens and initiatives that have climate change on their agenda, as well as researchers, artists, activists, policy makers, teachers from all types of schools, students and everyone interested in climate change education and climate action.

Important Dates

01.04. – Opening Registration

31.05. – Deadline Call for Proposals (extended until 15.06.)

15.06. – Acceptance decision (extended until 30.06)


The program will be compiled mainly from the contributions via the Call for Proposals. New deadline: 15th June.

Thematic focus

The thematic focus will be on climate change education and climate action within the framework of Education for Sustainable Development. In this context we are looking forward to contributions on:

  • Activism and education
  • Arts and aesthetics
  • Climate Imagination
  • Digitalization
  • Disruptive ideas
  • Environmental justice
  • Exhibition concepts and designs
  • Indigenous Knowledge
  • Mindfulness, hope, sufficiency and happiness research
  • Whole institution approach

… as well as other topics that go with the thematic Focus.


Registration opens on April 1st. If you would like to attend the symposium, please register by clicking on the "Registration" button.



Participation fee:90,00 EUR
  • Full refund for cancellations before 28 August 2020
  • For cancellations between 28 August and 17 September 2020 the cancellation fee is 50 %
  • No refund after 17 September 2020


Please note that you are responsible for booking your accommodation. We recommend booking a hotel as soon as you register. 

The following hotels are partners of the event and follow a sustainable approach:  


Venue and public transport

The symposium is held at Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost. You can reach the venue by several bus routes.

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Filip Wätjen
Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost
Am Längengrad 8, 27568 Bremerhaven, Germany

+49 471 90203068


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Klimahaus® Bremerhaven 8° Ost

Am Längengrad 8

27568 Bremerhaven


Tel.: +49-(0)471-902030-0

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