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2016 Dialogue Forums – "Energy turnaround"

2016 Dialogue Forums – "Energy turnaround"

Nuclear power out, wind and sun in - this is the core message of the German energy turnaround. Solar thermal energy, wind power stations, electromobility and energy efficiency are the well-known key words. The devil is in the details. Can we succeed in restructuring the power industry? >more

2015 Dialogue Forums: "Climate, poverty, catastrophes"

2015 Dialogue Forums: "Climate, poverty, catastrophes"

2015 will be a year of decisions. Humankind is learning every day, and yet ever bigger and more destructive catastrophes are occurring around the world: Fukushima, Deep Water Horizon, Hurricane Katrina. Social crises in numerous countries bear additional risks. Solutions are not in sight. >more

Dialogue forums 2014: "Starving in the midst of abundance?"

Dialogue forums 2014: "Starving in the midst of abundance?"

Europe has recently been plagued by a series of food scandals. While food is thrown away without a second thought in Germany and other European countries, people in many parts of the world are starving. The dialogue forums concern themselves with a variety of challenges in the field of nutrition. >more

Dialogue forums 2013: "The (im)mobile society"?

Dialogue forums 2013: "The (im)mobile society"?

Profound changes are unavoidable in Germany and elsewhere. Even renowned bodies like the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) believe a "major transformation" is the only answer. But is society ready to support such a radical step? >more

Dialogue forums 2012: "Power and influence – Who controls the world's destiny?"

Dialogue forums 2012: "Power and influence – Who controls the world's destiny?"

Civil unrest and liberation movements in the Arab world, financial crisis and Fukushima and Germany's decision to phase out nuclear power. The world order is undergoing profound changes which we would like to discuss with you. >more

Dialogue forums 2011: "Where from? Where to? - Demography and migration"

Dialogue forums 2011: "Where from? Where to? - Demography and migration"

In 2050, every third person in Germany will be 60 years old or more! The population is ageing and shrinking. We invite you to join us in five evening forums in analysing the questions and challenges of demography and migration. >more

Dialogue forums 2010: "World in flux - the forgotten billions"

Dialogue forums 2010: "World in flux - the forgotten billions"

We will discuss the impact of the global economic crisis on international development policy, on the rise in poverty in many countries and on climate change. >more

Dialogue forums 2009: "Resources"

Dialogue forums 2009: "Resources"

This is the fourth dialogue forum series organised by the Munich Re Foundation. The 2008/2009 series will focus on the current and future availability of resources. >more

Dialogue forums 2008: "Munich 2030"

Dialogue forums 2008: "Munich 2030"

The forthcoming 2007/2008 dialogue forums will be the third series of discussions hosted by the Munich Re Foundation with the aim of increasing public awareness. The foundation intends to position the dialogue forums as a local brand, establishing itself as an active partner in the debate on "people at risk" in Munich. >more

Dialogue forums 2006: "The risks of living in Munich"

Dialogue forums 2006: "The risks of living in Munich"

What risks are our children really exposed to by city life? Is fine dust making us ill? How do the media influence the way we perceive risks? Beginning in September 2006, a new series of dialogue forums will be examining these and other topical issues. >more

Dialogue forums 2005: "Water in Megacities"

Dialogue forums 2005: "Water in Megacities"

Currently, there are 20 megacities worldwide, i.e. cities with over ten million inhabitants. Population explosion, water shortages, mountains of waste, transportation and natural catastrophes pose enormous challenges for municipal authorities. >more