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Let’s call this a relaunch!

As you’ve probably noticed, there was a relaunch of AndreasLindinger.AT as of November 2nd, 2013 which I would rather classify as a rebirth. In particular, the design has (apparently) changed, the pages were updated, the thematic focus moved sllightly to reflect changing interests and priorities, menus and categories were adjusted and – first and foremost…

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Sustainable development means creating resilient systems

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to listen to an inspiring and entertaining talk by Dennis Meadows, one of the leading thinkers on sustainability and author of the seminal 1972 book “The Limits of Growth”. In the course of the “Future Lectures” at Vienna’s new University of Economics and Busines he talked about “Strategies for Personal…

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What is a climate change refugee?

“But what happens to our identity? What happens to our culture?” When I had the opportunity to listen to a young man from the Pacific Island of Kiribati this June at Global Power Shift in Istanbul, I realized that climate migration is a much bigger challenge than just providing people shelter in a different place.…

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City Pics: Stockholm

As I’ve just spent a long weekend in beautiful Stockholm, this City Pics blogpost features some common photo insights into a livable city, in particular green speaces, unique waterfronts, multimodal transport, dense neighborhoods and a vibrant public life, plus plenty of people cycling, walking and pushing their baby strollers. Not to forget a beautiful sunset,…

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City Pics: Istanbul

As I’ve spent last week week at Global Power Shift in Istanbul, I also had the chance to spend some time to explore the city’s impressive Old Town, visit the site of the recent Gezi Park protests and get a small insight into this vibrant and growing place between Europe and Asia. Moreover, a boat…

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Ready for Global Power Shift in Istanbul!

Next week, I will attend Global Power Shift in Istanbul, Turkey, a major summit dedicated to building a global youth movement to solve the climate crisis. Out of more than five-thousand young people from all over the world who applied to attend the Global Power Shift Summit, 500 participants were selected from 133 different countries.…

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EARTHtalks: Dare to be great!

On Thursday May, 16th, the annual EARTHtalks brought together renowned speakers and many (especially young) people interested in climate change and the environment in Vienna’s imperial Hofburg. In her introductory remarks, Freda Meissner-Blau chose “We want a lively planet” as the theme for this inspirational event which is organized by NEONGREEN Network as an “Initiative…

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