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The consequences of climate change are visible in many regions of the world. Large parts of humanity are affected by floods and drought. Hunger and an increasing number of conflicts as well as migration movements are among the consequences. What can adult learning and education (ALE) contribute to equip people with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to support sustainable development? What is the role of promoting resilience in dealing with the crises?
On another level, however, education for sustainable development also addresses ethical problems and justice issues. How can ALE convey empathy and an awareness of global responsibility? How can it promote readiness for global solidarity?
Finally, the processes of change also raises questions about our understanding of democracy: How can we bring as many people as possible along in these processes? The pandemic has taught us a few things here, especially with regard to the risk of losing parts of the population, even where essential questions of life and death are at stake - but also with regard to the importance of education and dialogue. We must ask ourselves how we can empower the disadvantaged to effectively make their needs heard and resist populist temptations.
Constanze Abratzky is a journalist, media coach and moderator. As a parliamentary correspondent, she has followed politicians and the policy-making process. As a media trainer at DW Akademie, she advocates for the right of all people to free access to information. Her main areas of work there are consulting and leadership training, strategy development and communications consulting. She works with public and private clients in Europe, Africa and Asia. She is also a main presenter of the daily news programme PHOENIX-tv. As a moderator of panel discussions, she loves to explore topics in depth.