20/12/2022 Event

Structural Change in Lusatia: Roads to Success? Our PtX Lab Talk

How can structural change succeed in Lusatia? What can we learn from other German regions? These and other questions we discussed with experts at the fourth PtX Lab Talk on November 17, 2022.

Lusatia is at the starting point of a profound process of change. Lignite mining will foreseeably lose its economic significance for the region. In the course of structural change, new energy technologies are to be established in Lusatia, among other things.

How can green hydrogen and synthetic fuels contribute to a new start in the region? What can we learn from previous structural change processes in Germany? This is what the speakers and participants of the fourth PtX Lab Talks discussed. Central findings from the analysis of social change in Lusatia were also presented.

The speakers of the day

  • Dr. Julia Gabler, Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz, University of Applied Scienes and Director of the Institute for Transformation, Housing and Socio-Spatial Development (TRAWOS): "Arrival in Structural Change"
  • Dr. Tobias Werner and Dr. Marian Günzel, Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (KRE) of the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBSR): "Scientific expertise for the transformation of lignite mining areas"
  • Christoph Zeiss, Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Wirtschaft und Energie: "Climate neutrality and lignite phase-out: How can we translate systems knowledge into meaningful business decisions?"

The video recording of the event

The presentations of the speakers are available in the download area on the right. Interested parties can also follow all the presentations and the subsequent discussion along with the participants' questions in the video recording of the event.

To the video recording of the event on YouTube

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The next PtX Lab Talk will take place in 2023. Further information on the topic and the speakers will follow shortly. The registration phase is already open.

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