The project consortium of the RE-DIRECT project invites you to its European conference taking place in Baden-Baden, Germany, on the 26th and 27th of February, 2019.
The conference aims at discussing the current state of play, sharing and learning from innovative practices, exploring ways forward for using regional biomass for circular products and economic transformation. Apart from the one-day conference, you can visit the first large-scale IFBB-plant which has very recently been extended with a pyrolysis and activation unit for converting regional biomass to activated carbon.
Moreover, the conference offers the opportunity for producers of alternative coal products to show their products in our market place. The market place will be open the whole conference day on 27.02.2019.
Migration and Climate Change are strong connected. Many people are dying in the Mediterranean as perspectives due to climate change are disappearing in Africa. Kebul from the Initiative “GreenUp1Million” from Gambia is in Bonn at the COP23 to enable necessary changes for stopping Climate Change.
Jila from Indonesia states that there´s a need of collective and direct actions instead of giving likes on facebook. The increase of campaigns could stop the climate change most effective. And even though it is hard to replace fossil fuels because it is cheap there are perfect alternatives like geothermal systems. Also biomass is a great opportunity to change behaviour in espacially rural areas, where lot´s of fossil fuels is used.
How will the life in arid-areas be in the future? What about drinkable water, rising temperaturs and the increase of deceases? A technical expert from Jordan is wondering about the consequences of the climate change in his home country.
Emine from Morocco is worrying about the future of the planat. As a mother she cares about what could happen to the next generation if climate change isn´t stopped. One very important action is to convince people to stop wasting resources – that means to consider the everyday use of food and engergy for instance.
Akajanga from the Victoria Lake Region is wondering how the effects of climate change like floods, irregular rain patterns and global warming are affecting our next generation. He thinks, that biomass and solar engery are very important for ending the use of fossil fuels that are responsible for a large scale of the climate change.
We were talking to Merwan from Morocco – a youth delegate of the young people climate summit COY13. He mentions a one month lasting festival in Morocco where uge amounts of coal are used for BBQs. Also products extracted from biomass could help stop the climate change – but one problem could be a missing availability in strong affect areas in the world.