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Climate change, sustainability and low-tech

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In its sixth year, DESCON 6.0 continues to explore the relationship between ecology and technology. After many hacks for water and air pollution measurement, wind turbines, and solar power technologies in previous years, in 2020 we delve deeper into sustainability and low-tech.

Together, let’s question how to think, act, and better design our future, our energy sources and how we look after our world. What can be done about the anthropogenic climate change impact on Earth’s geology and its ecosystems so far?

Scientists say we need negative-emissions technology to reach the pledge the world has made to keep global warming below 2℃. That means we ought to suck out the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, not just stop the flow by curbing emissions. In other words, we need to start the reverse process really fast to keep the social cost of C02 emissions down.

Using resources in a responsible way not only helps us sustain our planet by curbing our consumerism and mass production, but challenges us to think about how to design with less while allowing for critical mass innovation.

We invite you to join us for another DESCON, this year in a new virtual format to adapt to the current global crisis. We are swapping our usual two-day in-person event for a five-day set of online keynotes, cryptoparty and 24-hour capture the flag challenge, one online and one, in real life, open software and open hardware workshop.

Once again, we have lined up great international and local presenters for you to interact with, while you can also submit a lightning talk for a chance to present during the event. See the full event schedule below for more details.

We look forward to connecting with you soon and inspiring you to do more for our planet by using less.

See more at descon.me/2020

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