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EGU - General Assembly 2023

23-28 April 2023 

The General Assembly 2023 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 23 to 28 April 2023. The assembly is open to the scientists of all nations. The entire congress centre is fully accessible by wheelchairs.

IAPG co-sponsors the session EOS4.1 entitled "Geoethics: Geoscience Implications for Professional Communities, Society, and Environment" and the session EOS2.3 entitled "Climate and ocean education: Geoethics, emergency, fossil fuels, war and more". Moreover a representative of the IAPG is speaker in the Town Hall Meeting TM14 entitled "Climate change communication: What policy, education, research, geoethics and action are realistic?".


EOS4.1: Geoethics: Geoscience Implications for Professional Communities, Society, and Environment


Orals | Thu, 27 Apr, 08:30–12:30 (CEST), 14:00–15:45 (CEST) Room 0.14
Posters on site | Attendance Thu, 27 Apr, 16:15–18:00 (CEST) Hall X2
Posters virtual | Attendance Thu, 27 Apr, 16:15–18:00 (CEST) vHall EOS


Silvia Peppoloni, Antti-Ilari Partanen, Louise Mimeau, Giuseppe Di Capua

Session description

Geoscience expertise is essential for the functioning of modern societies, to address many of the most urgent global problems, inform decision-making, and guide education at all levels, by equipping citizens to discuss, shape and implement solutions to local, regional and global social-environmental problems. All branches of geosciences have cultural, social, ethical, and environmental implications. In recent years, geoscientists have become more and more aware of ethical responsibilities to put their knowledge at the service of society, foster public trust in geosciences, and reflect on the environmental footprint of research practices. Geoethics aims to provide a common framework for orienting geoscientists’ concerns on delicate issues related geoscience-society interaction and to nourish a discussion on the fundamental principles and values which underpin appropriate behaviors and practices, wherever human activities interact with the Earth system.
The goal of the session is to foster the discussion on the following spectrum of topics:

  • philosophical and historical aspects of geoscience, their contemporary relevance and role in informing methods for effective and ethical decision-making;

  • geoscience professionalism and deontology, research integrity and issues related to harassment and discrimination, gender and disability in geosciences;- geoscie

  • ethical and social questions related to the management of land, air and water including environmental changes, pollution and their impacts;

  • socio-environmentally sustainable supply of georesources (including energy, minerals and water), importance of effective regulation and policy-making, social acceptance, and understanding and promoting best practices;

  • questioning professional practices in geosciences and their impact on the environment, and implementation of new practices to reduce it;

  • resilience of society related to natural and anthropogenic hazards, risk management and mitigation strategies;

  • ethical aspects of geoscience education and communication;

  • culture and value of geodiversity, geoconservation, geoheritage, geoparks and geotourism;

  • role of geosciences in achieving socio-economic development that respects cultures, traditions and local development paths, regardless of countries' wealth, and in promoting peace, responsible and sustainable development and intercultural exchange.


Session sponsored by International Association for Promoting Geoethics (


This session EOS4.1 in the EGU2023 website (download abstracts and presentations):

Orals | Thu, 27 Apr, 08:30–12:30 (CEST), 14:00–15:45 (CEST) Room 0.14

Chairpersons: Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua
08:30–08:35 5-minute convener introduction


08:35–08:45 EGU23-10097 (On-site presentation) The Ethics and Role of Geoscientists in Existential Risk Studies (Gideon Futerman)

08:45–08:55 EGU23-6182 (Highlight - Virtual presentation) Defining the Anthropocene for the greatest good as an Event-based Renaissance (Emlyn Koster)

08:55–09:05 EGU23-17116 (On-site presentation) Buddhist thoughts on frustration of the desire the know in Geoscience (Hoseung Jung)

09:05–09:15 EGU23-1204 (On-site presentation) Takings from the History of Science for Geo-philosophical Studies (Martin Bohle)

09:15–09:25 EGU23-11580 (On-site presentation) Geoethics: hammering out an interdisciplinary conversation (Bethany Fox, Kate Dawson, Vicki Trowler, Sophie Briggs, Ruth Massey, Alexandra Fitzsimmons, Tania Marshall, Christina Riesselman, and Anna Davidson)

09:25–09:35 EGU23-5456 (On-site presentation) Engaged scientists and the question of neutrality and integrity: illustrative intellectual trajectories of geoscientists (Laurent Lassabatere, Sylvain Kuppel, and Íñigo Vitón)

09:35–09:45 EGU23-13910 (Highlight On-site presentation) Social production of ignorance – the role for geoscientists in addressing “undone science” (Fiona Johnson, Philippa Higgins, Martin Andersen, Kirsty Howey, Matthew Kearnes, Stuart Khan, and Greg Leslie)

09:45–09:55 EGU23-10191 (Virtual presentation) Things we just don't talk about:  ethics in mineral collection (Susan Eriksson)

09:55–10:05 EGU23-207 (ECS On-site presentation) Managing participants, expectations and surprises during fieldwork – Experiences from collaborative flood risk management in Ghana (Britta Höllermann and Joshua Ntajal)


10:05–10:15 EGU23-4421 (On-site presentationArt of hosting approaches with greater participation of scientists can support robust solutions for increased societal resilience (Cornelia E. Nauen)

Coffee break

Chairpersons: Silvia Peppoloni, Antti-Ilari Partanen, Giuseppe Di Capua

10:45–10:55 EGU23-8072 (Highlight Virtual presentation) Hydrogeoethical questions related to urban groundwater management: the case of Kabul city, Afghanistan (Mohammad Salem Hussaini, Asadullah Farahmand, and Manuel Abrunhosa)

10:55–11:05 EGU23-7601 (On-site presentation) Reducing environmental impact at NERSC (Bergen, Norway) (Julien Brajard and Christine Due Sivertsen)

11:05–11:15 EGU23-14481 (On-site presentation) Project VECTOR – researching challenges to mining in Europe through a robust ethics structure (Chris Stockey, Sarah Gordon, Rose Clarke, and Emily Lewis and the VECTOR Partnership)

11:15–11:25 EGU23-12452 (ECS Highlight On-site presentation) The ethics of volcano geoengineering (Lara Mani, Mike Cassidy, and Anders Sandberg)

11:25–11:35 EGU23-16302 (Highlight On-site presentation) An Ethical Framework for Climate Intervention Research and Potential Scaling (Billy Williams, Brooks Hanson, Raj Pandya, Janice LaChance, and Mark Shimamoto)

11:35–11:45 EGU23-9299 (ECS On-site presentation) From informal to institutional science-society-policy interactions: Introducing a climate advisory board in Frankfurt, Germany (Georg Sebastian Voelker, Ralf Becherer, Carmen Junge, and Thomas Seifert)

11:45–11:55 EGU23-7361 (solicited Highlight Virtual presentation) Key risks and illustrative adaptation pathways for Europe (Veruska Muccione, Marjolijn Haasnoot, Peter Alexander, Birgit Bednar-Friedl, Robbert Biesboek, Elena Georgopoulou, Gonéri Le Cozannet, and Daniela Schmidt)

11:55–12:05 EGU23-8683 (Highlight On-site presentation) The Knowledge Hub on Sea Level Rise and the science-based European Seas assessment reporting (Nadia Pinardi, Bart van den Hurk, Jose A. Jimenez, Gundula Winter, Giulia Galluccio, Sandy Bisaro, Angelique Melet, Roderick van de Wal, Kristin Richter, Jan-Bart Calewaert, Bernd Bruegge, Lavinia G. Pomarico, Michael Depuydt, Thorsten Kiefer, and Petra Manderscheid)

12:05–12:15 EGU23-13681 (ECS On-site presentation) Engaging stakeholders for the co-creation of Climate Services. Beyond ERA4CS INDECIS project (Jon Xavier Olano Pozo, Anna Boqué Ciurana, and Enric Aguilar)

12:15–12:25 EGU23-15941 (Highlight On-site presentation) The UK Climate Resilience Programme (2019-2023) (Suraje Dessai, Kate Lonsdale, Jason Lowe, Rachel Harcourt, and Peter Walton)

12:25–12:30 Intermediate discussion

Lunch break

Chairpersons: Louise Mimeau, Antti-Ilari Partanen, Yona Silvy

14:00–14:10 EGU23-851 (ECS Virtual presentation) Organisational preparedness for the physical risks of climate change in the UK (Denyse S. Dookie, Declan Conway, and Suraje Dessai)

14:10–14:20 EGU23-17583 (On-site presentation) Inform international institutions for interdisciplinary development strategies linking nutrition enhancement and climate change adaptation (Giulia Galluccio, Chiara Trozzo, Monia Santini, Marta Antonelli, and Océane Espin)

14:20–14:30 EGU23-11656 (solicited On-site presentation) Traveling for academic research: patterns, determinants and mitigation options (Olivier Aumont, Tamara Ben Ari, Jérôme Mariette, Laurent Jeanneau, Aymeric Spiga, Gaelle Lefort, Philippe-e Roche, Alexandre Santerne, and André Estevez-Torres)

14:30–14:40 EGU23-16734 (On-site presentation) Impact of the COVID19 crisis on changes in business travel and the associated carbon footprint. Case study of a French scientific research institute (Christophe Peugeot, Grolleau Dany, Play Caroline, Sultan Benjamin, Hernandez Valeria, Janicot Serge, and Tramblay Yves)

14:40–14:50 EGU23-12106 (On-site presentation) Taking Stock of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Geosciences: an Example from GFZ Potsdam  (Christoph Sens-Schönfelder, Friedhelm von Blanckenburg, and Knut Kaiser)

14:50–15:00 EGU23-8402 (ECS On-site presentation) The share of research infrastructure in comprehensive greenhouse gas budget for five French Earth and Space Science laboratories (Odin Marc, Sylvain Biancamaria, Solene Derrien, François Gheusi, Jürgen Knödleser, Sylvain Kuppel, Marion Maisonobe, Arnaud Mialon, Pierrick Martin, Florian Pantillon, Luigi Tibaldo, and Florence Toublanc)

15:00–15:10 EGU23-13694 (On-site presentation) Reducing the carbon footprint of a public research laboratory in Geosciences. Assessing a reduction strategy built with laboratory members after a 3-year experimentation (Thierry Pellarin, Nicolas Champollion, Nicolas Gratiot, Claudia Teran-Escobar, Isabelle Ruin, Geremy Panthou, Benoit Hingray, Gilles Delaygue, Eliot Jager, Alexis Lamothe, Guillaume Piton, Guillaume Evin, Juliette Blanchet, Nathalie Philippon, Armelle Philip, Patricia Martinerie, and Ghislain Picard)

15:10–15:20 EGU23-7600 (On-site presentation) How to make a sustainable development approach successful across all scales of a research institute? Crossed views at INRAE (Leslie Gauthier, Jean-Philippe Vidal, and Armelle Carnet)

15:20–15:30 EGU23-7612 (ECS On-site presentation) My earth in 180 minutes: A transition support system for reducing the carbon footprint in Academia. Experimental design for evaluating its impact on academic practices (Claudia Teran-Escobar, Nicolas Becu, Nicolas Champollion, Nicolas Gratiot, Benoit Hingray, Géremy Panthou, and Isabelle Ruin)

15:30–15:40 EGU23-5570 (ECS On-site presentation) Decarbonising conference travel: testing a multi-hub approach (Sabrina Zechlau, Stefanie Kremser, Andrew Charlton-Perez, Jadwiga Richter, Jose Santos, Julia Danzer, and Stefanie Hölbling)

15:40–15:45 Conclusion

Posters on site | Attendance Thu, 27 Apr, 16:15–18:00 (CEST) Hall X2

Chairpersons: Antti-Ilari Partanen, Louise Mimeau, Pauline Bonnet

X2.17 EGU23-1385 (Highlight On-site presentation) An expanded definition of geoethics (Giuseppe Di Capua and Silvia Peppoloni)

X2.18 EGU23-4066 (On-site presentation) Supradisciplinary approach: a (geo)ethical way of producing knowledge and guiding human actions in the XXI Century (Eduardo Marone, Martin Bohle, and Rika Prieser)

X2.19 EGU23-8259 (On-site presentation) Geoethics values clarification: A playable poster (David Crookall and Pimnutcha Promduangsri)

X2.20 EGU23-1391 (On-site presentation) Proposal of ethical guidelines for the European Research Infrastructure EPOS (Silvia Peppoloni and Giuseppe Di Capua)

X2.21 EGU23-7377 (On-site presentation) For a sustainable future: a survey about geoethics and 2030 Agenda among the Italian geosciences community (Elena Egidio, Andrea Gerbaudo, Manuela Lasagna, Francesca Lozar, and Marco Davide Tonon)

X2.22 EGU23-8173 (ECS Highlight On-site presentation) The specific responsibility of geoscientists in the midst the climate and ecological crises: a need to address personal and institutional dissonances (Odin Marc, Elodie Duyck, Laurent Lassabatère, Iñigo Viton, and Marthe Wens)

X2.23 EGU23-10946 (On-site presentation) Research in Volcanology: where, when, and by whom? A global bibliometric analysis (Susanna F. Jenkins, Geoffrey A. Lerner, George T. Williams, Elinor S. Meredith, and Jenni Barclay)

X2.24 EGU23-2805 (On-site presentation) Study on the effective disaster risk management and communication for resilient community (Mo-Hsiung Chuang, Kuo-Chen Ma, and Yih-Chi Tan)

X2.25 EGU23-6920 (On-site presentation) Multi-crisis resilience gain: on the sustainable model-based paradigm of resource governance (Yuriy Kostyuchenko)

X2.26 EGU23-12019 (ECS On-site presentation) Development of a Web Based Decision Support System to Provide Relevant Climate Indicators for Climate Change Adaption (Lorenz König, Mike Teucher, Katrin Ziegler, Daniel Abel, Torsten Weber, Heiko Paeth, and Christopher Conrad)

X2.27 EGU23-4384 (ECS On-site presentation) Social safety in the field – preparing the students, our future colleagues (Kalijn Peters, Steye Verhoeve, and Wiebe Nijland)

X2.28 EGU23-4443 (On-site presentation) Minerals as lenses to illustrate the relationships between Geology and colonialism (Selby Hearth and Carrie Robbins)

X2.29 EGU23-15959 (Highlight On-site presentation) Changing the narrative: the hidden histories of British colonial mineral exploitation in Africa (Dr Munira Raji, Dr Rebecca Williams, Dr Anya Lawrence, Dr Nicholas Evans, Professor Trevor Burnard, Dr M. Satish Kumar, Keely Mills, Steven Rogers, Catharine Souch, George Jameson, Jacqui Houghton, and Natasha Dowey)

X2.32 EGU23-8861 (On-site presentation) Participatory Bayesian Network modelling to assess climate change risks and adaptation regarding water supply: integrating multi-model ensemble hazard information and local expert knowledge (Fabian Kneier, Laura Woltersdorf, and Petra Döll)


X2.34 EGU23-3462 (Highlight On-site presentation) How to collectively engage in reducing the carbon footprint of a research lab? (Jean-Philippe Vidal, Céline Berni, Marina Coquery, Alexandre Devers, Leslie Gauthier, Claire Lauvernet, Matthieu Masson, Louise Mimeau, and Martin Turlan and the RiverLy Downstream team)

X2.35 EGU23-6356 (On-site presentation) Ma Terre en 180 Minutes: a transition support system to build decarbonization scenarios in the academic community (Nicolas Champollion and the Ma Terre en 180 Minutes team)

X2.37 EGU23-8882 (On-site presentation) How to reduce the carbon footprint of Earth and Space Science? Potential strategies based on a comprehensive greenhouse gas budget for five French labs (Florian Pantillon, Sylvain Kuppel, Sylvain Biancamaria, Solene Derrien, François Gheusi, Jürgen Knödlseder, Marion Maisonobe, Odin Marc, Arnaud Mialon, Pierrick Martin, Luigi Tibaldo, and Florence Toublanc)

X2.38 EGU23-14915 (ECS On-site presentation) Is maximizing spatial resolution worth the computational cost? (Yomna Eid and Edzer Pebesma)

Posters virtual | Attendance Thu, 27 Apr, 16:15–18:00 (CEST) vHall EOS

Chairpersons: Giuseppe Di Capua, Louise Mimeau, Antti-Ilari Partanen

vEOS.2 EGU23-7063 (Virtual presentation) The evolving Code of Conduct at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology of Italy: a participatory process to combine law compliance and geoethics principles (Giuliana Rubbia, Daniele Bravi, Valeria De Paola, Sergio Gurrieri, Maria Valeria Intini, and Silvia Peppoloni)

vEOS.3 EGU23-10073 (Virtual presentation) Teaching Geosciences through practical activities to enhance global citizenship education in schools with a high dropout rate (Ester Piegari, Giovanni Camanni, Daniela Flocco, Maurizio Milano, Nicola Mondillo, and Umberto Riccardi)

vEOS.4 EGU23-5384 (Virtual presentation) Does climate change science inform England’s local flood risk management strategies? (Andrew Russell)

vEOS.5 EGU23-14085 (Virtual presentation) Carbon footprint and reduction initiatives in a French geosciences laboratory (Laurent Jeanneau, Emilie Jardé, Anne-Laure Argentin, Annick Battais, Thomas Bernard, Alexandre Coche, Marion Fournereau, Frédérique Moreau, and Laure Guerit)

This session EOS4.1 in the EGU2023 website (download abstracts and presentations):



EOS2.3: Climate and ocean education: Geoethics, emergency, fossil fuels, war and more

Orals | Wed, 26 Apr, 14:00–15:45 (CEST) Room 0.15

Posters on site | Attendance Wed, 26 Apr, 16:15–18:00 (CEST) Hall X2

Posters virtual | Attendance Wed, 26 Apr, 16:15–18:00 (CEST) vHall EOS


David Crookall, Giuseppe Di Capua, Svitlana Krakovska, Bärbel Winkler, Dean Page

Session description

The state of the planet, especially climate and ocean (C&O), has become even more dire than just a year ago. Some quotes (mostly 2022) will illustrate this:

  • The world is halfway through the time allocated for achieving the SDGs and the UN reports [that] countries have gone backwards on most of them. Bendell.

  • Our world is suffering from the impact of unprecedented emergencies caused by the climate crisis, pollution, desertification and biodiversity loss. UN Secr-General, Guterres.

  • Multiple climate tipping points could be triggered if global temperature rises beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. This will be disastrous for people across the world., McKay, Rockström.

  • System-wide C&O education, with a good dose of geoethics, is a crucial key to reducing the impending tragedy. Thus C&O educators carry a great geoethical responsibility for the health of the Earth and the life that it carries, including humans. This also is a well-supported idea:

  • Climate literacy is the key to a greener future. Conner.

  • Understanding human behavior and the social drivers of climate change are essential for the public to fully appreciate the climate system. Shwom et al.

  • Improved science and climate literacy are needed for planetary citizens to better understand the implications of global change. Harrington.

  • Creating a climate-literate population is key to driving green jobs – and ambitious climate action.

  • It is about empowering people with tools, to better use that ocean knowledge to become more responsible and able to take decisions that involve ocean resources. Santoro, 2022.

  • The state of the climate and the related urgent need for climate education are captured in this quote:

  • Since the IPCC (2018) 1.5°C Report, the global climate emergency has become widely acknowledged. With all adverse climate change indicators at record highs and global emissions still increasing, political will needs to be driven, hard and fast, making climate change literacy a survival imperative for civilization. Carter.

The above can be applied, mutatis mutandis, to related threats, such as biodiversity, pollution, food security and fossil-fuel-driven war. We welcome presentations from all cultures on a broad range of topics, from hands-on pedagogical methods and practices, through geo-communication, curriculum matters, outreach and research, to policy and its implementation.

This session is co-organized by CL3/OS5 and co-sponsored by IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics and Future Earth

This session EOS2.3 in the EGU2023 website (download abstracts and presentations):

Orals | Wed, 26 Apr, 14:00–15:45 (CEST) Room 0.15


Chairpersons: Dean Page, Giuseppe Di Capua, Bärbel Winkler

14:00–14:05 5-minute convener introduction

14:05–14:06 Virtual preparation

14:06–14:16 EGU23-4157 (solicited Highlight Virtual presentation) A journey to a cold seep: a paired teaching video lesson on how scientists study methane in the Arctic Ocean (Vibeke Aune, Giuliana Panieri, and Solmaz Mohadjer)

14:16–14:26 EGU23-8483 (Virtual presentation) Communicating the need for better understanding of the military’s contribution to climate change and action to be taken (Linsey Cottrell, Stuart Parkinson, and Ellie Kinney)

14:26–14:36 EGU23-15965 (Virtual presentation) Mapping Our Technosphere: what questions make it (and our biosphere) more sustainable? (Katie Singer)

14:36–14:39 Q&A for virtual presentations

14:39–14:49 EGU23-600 (On-site presentation) Fossil war impact on atmosphere air, terrestrial ecosystems, and climate: involvement of master’s degree and post-graduate students in Ukrainian Polissia case study (Viktor Karamushka, Svitlana Boychenko, and Olga Nazarova)

14:49–14:59 EGU23-3485 (ECS Highlight On-site presentation) Fostering the next generation of Arctic scientists, from five to 35 (Jenny Turton, Naima El bani Altuna, Charlotte Weber, Salve Dahle, Nina Boine Olsen, Elise Fosshaug, Katrine Opheim, and Julia Morales-Aguirre)

14:59–15:09 EGU23-8324 (solicited Highlight On-site presentation) Activism as a tool for education and societal outreach: legitimacy, efficiency and complementarity with classic science communication (Sylvain Kuppel, Odin Marc, Riccardo Riva, and Marthe Wens)

15:09–15:11 Q&A for first three on-site presentations

15:11–15:21 EGU23-15886 (On-site presentation) Innovative tools to narrate the importance of climate literacy (Selvaggia Santin, Mauro Buonocore, Ottavia Carlon, and Agnese Glauda)

15:21–15:31 EGU23-16102 (Virtual presentation) Getting to impact at scale: A dynamic analysis to guide propagation of educational innovations in climate change (Florian Kapmeier, Juliette N. Rooney-Varga, Charles Henderson, and David N. Ford)

15:31–15:41 EGU23-17490 (Highlight On-site presentation) “Seas & Oceans”:  An interactive, immersive science-art exhibition for communicating science and educating the public (Noel Baker)

15:41–15:43 Q&A for last three on-site presentations

15:43–15:45 Final Q&As for any presentation, announcements & wrap up


Posters on site | Attendance Wed, 26 Apr, 16:15–18:00 (CEST) Hall X2

Chairpersons: Dean Page, David Crookall

X2.4 EGU23-215 (ECS On-site presentation) Variety and diversity in climate and ocean literacy activities (Pariphat Promduangsri, Pimnutcha Promduangsri, Stacey Alvarez de la Campa, Farhad Bolouri, and Hüseyin Gökçekuş)

X2.5 EGU23-217 (ECS On-site presentation) Climate and ocean literacy: Cultural dimensions (Pimnutcha Promduangsri, Pariphat Promduangsri, Stacey Alvarez de la Campa, Farhad Bolouri, and Hüseyin Gökçekuş)

X2.6 EGU23-659 (solicited On-site presentation) Integrating research in educational process: assessment of gas-aerosol atmospheric pollution over the southern and south-eastern regions of Ukraine due to military actions (Svetlana G. Boychenko, Tatyana Kuchma, and Viktor Karamushka)

X2.7 EGU23-7892 (On-site presentation) Activism as a tool for education and societal outreach: making action attractive and accessible for scientists and effective for a greater audience (Riccardo Riva, Elodie Duyck, Sylvain Kuppel, Odin Marc, and Marthe Wens)

X2.8 EGU23-16704 (solicited Highlight On-site presentation) Education for climate change - Utilizing atmospheric research facilities (Nikos Kalivitis, Dimitris Stavrou, Mihalis Vrekoussis, Olivia Levrini, Giulia Tasquier, Laura Riuttanen, Athina Ginoudi, Giorgia Bellentani, Georgios Mavromanolakis, and Maria Kanakidou)



Posters virtual | Attendance Wed, 26 Apr, 16:15–18:00 (CEST) vHall EOS

Chairpersons: Bärbel Winkler, David Crookall

vEOS.5 EGU23-2367 (solicited Virtual presentation) The Making of Ynyslas: weaving hard scientific evidence into an understandable narrative (John Mason)

vEOS.6 EGU23-3261 (Virtual presentation) The Making of Ynyslas: communicating change through the visual impact of a drowned landscape (John Mason)

vEOS.7 EGU23-4214 (Virtual presentation) How marine insurance causes damage with insurers aiding and abetting it! (Praveen Gupta)

vEOS.8 EGU23-15590 (ECS Highlight Virtual presentation) Time to recognize the geoscience disclosure as the tool to face climate change impacts: can we care about something that we do not know? (Alan Maria Mancini, Alessandra Negri, Marco Tonon, and Francesca Lozar)

vEOS.9 EGU23-16618 (Virtual presentation) Perfect storm for green economy and fossil fuels alike (Will Dubitsky)

vEOS.10 EGU23-17036 (ECS Virtual presentation) The European Teach-In On Climate And Justice, March 2023 (Rossen Petkov and Evelina Van Mensel)


Town Hall Meeting

TM14: Climate change communication: What policy, education, research, geoethics and action are realistic?

Tue, 25 Apr, 19:00–20:00 (CEST) Room 1.14


David Crookall and Bärbel Winkler


The state of the planet, especially climate and ocean, is moving towards catastrophe almost by the day. Just two, from among many 2022 quotes illustrate the enormity of the problem.

  • Our world is suffering from the impact of unprecedented emergencies caused by the climate crisis, pollution, desertification and biodiversity loss. UN Secr-General, Guterres.

  • Multiple climate tipping points could be triggered if global temperature rises beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. This will be disastrous for people across the world. & Rockström.

Is the problem so wicked that we are going, or have already gone, beyond the point of no return? Is extinction inevitable?
So many people, so many organizations, local, national and international, through companies (eg, insurance) and the military, up to the UN, indicate that they are successfully tackling the problem of climate change, and yet GHG emissions and temperatures continue to rise. Why?
Can we swing the needle back towards a lower risk of catastrophe? Who is ‘we’? How do we swing the needle back? What kind of communication is effective? What policies, education, research, geoethics and actions are needed and realistic?
This are some of the questions that panel speakers and participants are invited to discuss and debate. The aim will be to move forward in our climate change and ocean realism, even if it is tentative. The aim is to develop some kind of consensus on the idea; still expressed by some, that it is still possible – realistically – to move the needle back. If not, then what?

Expected speakers:


  • Chloe Hill, Policy, European Geosciences Union, Bavaria.

  • Dean Page, ECS, Human Geography, Climate-Smart and Transboundary MSP, Hull.

  • Giuseppe Di Capua, Istituto Nazionale Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) & International Union of Geological Sciences - Commission on Geoethics (IUGS-CG).

  • Kateryna Terletska, Ukraine National Academy of Science, Kiev.

  • Noel Baker, Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB), Brussels.

  • Odin Marc, Environment, CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research), Toulouse.

  • Philippe Tulkens, Climate and planetary boundaries, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission. Brussels.

  • Svitlana Krakovska, National Antarctic Scientific Center, Kiev, & Applied Climatology Laboratory, Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute, Kiev.

This Town Hall meeting TM14 in the EGU2023 website:

IAPG sessions from 2012

IAPG Sessions on Geoethics at EGU General Assemblies from 2012:

EGU 2012

NH9.8/EOS9 - Geoethics and natural hazards: communication, education and the science-policy-practice interface (co-organized). 

Conveners: S. Peppoloni, J. Wasowski, P. Reitan, G. Devoli, S.W. Kieffer, E. Lindquist

EGU 2013

NH9.8 - Geoethics and natural hazards: the role and responsibility of the geoscientists. 

Conveners: S. Peppoloni, S.W. Kieffer, J. Wasowski

EGU 2014

NH9.8 - Geoethics: Ethical Challenges In Communication, Geoeducation And Management of Natural Hazards.

Conveners: S. Peppoloni, S.W. Kieffer, E. Marone, Y. Kostyuchenko

EGU 2015

EOS8 - Geoethics for society: General aspects and case studies in geosciences. 

Conveners: S. Peppoloni, N. Bilham, S.W. Kieffer, E. Marone

EGU 2016

EOS5 - Geoethics: theoretical and practical aspects from research integrity to relationships between geosciences and society.

Conveners: S. Peppoloni, N. Bilham, E. Marone, M. Charrière, T. Mayer

EGU 2017

EOS14 - Geoethics: ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience knowledge, education, research and practice.

Conveners: S. Peppoloni, N. Bilham, M. Bohle, G. Di Capua, E. Marone

EGU 2018

EOS4 - Geoethics: ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience knowledge, education, communication, research and practice.

Conveners: S. Peppoloni, N. Bilham, M. Bohle, G. Di Capua, E. Marone

EGU 2019

EOS5.2 - Geoethics: ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience knowledge, education, communication, research and practice​.

Conveners: S. Peppoloni, M. Bohle, G. Di Capua,  C.M. Keane, J. Rizzi, N. Bilham, V. Correia

EGU 2020

EOS5.1 - Geoethics: how and why should geosciences serve society?

Conveners: S. Peppoloni, N. Bilham, D. DeMiguel,  E. Marone, S. Schneider-Voss

EGU 2021

EOS4.2 - Geoethics: Geosciences serving Society

Conveners: S. Peppoloni, G. Di Capua

EGU 2022

EOS4.1 - Geoethics in the face of global anthropogenic changes: how do we intersect different knowledge domains?

Conveners: S. Peppoloni, G. Di Capua, J. Ludden, L. Oosterbeek, P. Promduangsri, B. Williams

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