Seminar with the Sophie Prize Winner of 2013: Bill McKibben

The American journalist, author and environmentalist, Bill McKibben (born 1960) receives the Sophie Prize 2013 for his mobilizing force to fight global warming. The Sophie Prize jury finds that Bill McKibben in only a few years has demonstrated a remarkable mobilizing forve, building a global, social movement, fighting to preserve a sustainable planet.

Since 2008 McKibben has built up the world's largest, international climate movement. He now travels the world, explaining why and how quickly me must reduce the greenhouse gas emissions.

"Climate change is the single biggest thing humans have ever done on this planet. The only thing that needs to be bigger is our movement to stop it"
-Bill McKibben

Read more background information at and The official site for Bill McKibben.

PROGRAM for Tuesday 29 October:

09.00-09.10:  Welcome
Nils Chr., Chair of CEES

09.10-10.00: "Why 350 is the Most Important Number in the World"
Bill McKibben

10.00-10.15: Break and coffee

10.15-10.45: "Notes from the Front Lines of the Climate Fight – how to push for change"
Bill McKibben

10.45-11.00: Q&A

Published Oct. 9, 2013 1:50 PM - Last modified Mar. 8, 2021 12:59 PM