November 11, 2020

On November 4, GLOBE EU hosted guest speaker Johan Rockström, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Rockström presentation

On November 26, GLOBE EU hosted guest speaker Sandrine Dixson-Declève, co-president of The Club of Rome.

Presentation Sandrine Dixson


On December 16, GLOBE EU hosted Tim Palmer, Royal Society Professor of Climate Physics at Oxford University.

Presentation Tim Palmer

Letter Tim Palmer to Von der Leyen & Timmermans

Commission reply to Tim Palmer’s letter

On January 19, 2021, GLOBE EU hosted Maja Göpel, research director at the New Institute

Presentation Maja Göpel

On February 11, GLOBE EU hosted Professor Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General at the World Meteorological Organization.

Presentation Petteri Taalas

On March 23, GLOBE EU hosted Betsy Otto, Director of the World Resources Institute’s Global Water Program.

Presentation Betsy Otto

On April 28, GLOBE EU hosted Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

The WBCSD has asked GLOBE EU not to publish a recording of the event but instead recommends visiting  If you would like to receive a copy of the presentation, however, please contact

On June 10, GLOBE EU hosted Dr. Jem Bendell, Professor of Sustainability Leadership with the University of Cumbria. 

Jem Bendell is the author of “Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy”, in which he argues that humanity needs to prepare for climate-driven societal collapse, as environmental change increasingly disrupts social, economic, and political systems.  Unlike climate change adaptation, which aims to adapt societies gradually to the effects of climate change, deep adaptation accepts that abrupt transformations of the environment are imminent.