Once again the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research will be a location of the "Long Night of the Sciences" in 2013. With lectures, guided tours, an interactive exhibition and a varied program for children, the PIK will present itself and its work on climate change. For more details please check the website of the organizer!
As part of his habilitation procedure, Dieter Gerten from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research will hold a public lecture followed by a scientific discussion on the topic "Droughts in Europe in the 21st Century" at the Geographical Institute of the Humboldt University of Berlin. Please notice that this event will be in German!
Thomas Nocke from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research et alia will discuss the development and computer-based reconstruction of the climate zone map of Alexander von Humboldt. This event is part of the Research Training Group Conference "Visualization and Visibility. Hybrid forms of image knowledge ". Please notice that this event will be in German!
Manfred Stock of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) takes part in a panel discussion on "Climate Change in Berlin-Brandenburg - contributions of science to adapt" part. The Representation of Brandenburg and the Brandenburg State Association of Non-University Research (LAUF e.V.) invite to this conversation, which deals with the effects of climate change on the Berlin-Brandenburg region. Please register at email@example.com and please notice that this event will be in German!
PIK organizes the IMPACTS WORLD 2013 conference with the aim to develop a new vision for climate impacts research. It will bring together leading scientists and decision makers from local to international levels.
Wolfgang Lucht of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research will give a lecture on "Climate Change and Sustainability: Key Challenges of the 21st Century" as part of the Sunday matinee "Quo Vadis - An approach to the truth" on Schloss Weesenstein. Please notice that this event will be in German and that tickets for this event have to be ordered at the website of the organizer!
Friedrich Wilhelm Gerstengarbe of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research will present the laudatio at the opening of the exhibition of the Joint Regional Planning "Climate change by energy transformation" of the three ministries for infrastructure, environment and economy of Brandenburg. Please notice that this event will be in German!
The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research will be one location of the 1. World Youth Sustainability Summit 2013 to introduce its scientific work on climate change and to refer on the intergenerational dimension of this topic. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber will welcome over 160 young people from 30 countries on "telegraph hill" to talk with them about important issues of climate change and possible future scenarios.
Wolfgang Lucht of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research will give a lecture on "Planetary boundaries and Social Transformation" at the Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium 2013 at the German Aerospace Center Oberpfaffenhofen. Pleas notice that this event will be in German!
The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research opens its doors for the Girls' Day 2013 in collaboration with the Zukunftstag Brandenburg 2013. This time, students aged between 10 and 15 years will explore the Telegraph hill, can study weather and climate in the "weather kitchen" and ask our scientists questions about their work and their profession.
In March 2007, the Heads of State and Government of the EU Member States agreed under the German Presidency on energy and climate policy objectives for the year 2020. In the Green Paper, published in the end of March 2013, the EU-Commission starts to discuss which targets should be set for 2030. Dr. Brigitte Knopf (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, PIK) and Dr. Oliver Geden (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP) will explain, what influence the new EU targets could have on the German energy transition. To sign up to 19.4.2013 is requested at firstname.lastname@example.org! Please notice that this event will be in German.
Berlin is growing. The population increases and the economy is catching up. We need to capitalize on this growth for sustainable development in Berlin. This requires a perspective that is leading the way to an economically stable, socially attractive and socially balanced urban development. Fritz Reusswig of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Michael Müller, Minister for Urban Development and Environment in Berlin, and others will discuss challenges and goals of the urban development plan "Berlin 2030" in the Berlin City Hall. Please notice that this event will be in German!
PIK scientist Dieter Gerten together with IASS invites to this workshop to discuss religious and spiritual perspectives and aspects of climate engineering technologies.
Fritz Reusswig, sociologist and expert on sustainable urbanism at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, will give a lecture on "SOCIETY - Not me, but you - or us?" within the 1st Gridspectives Dialogue Forum on the Aesthetics of the Energiewende in the project center of the Mercator Foundation in Berlin. A registration on the website is required!
Stefan Rahmstorf and Oliver Geden, climate policy expert at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), discuss under the title "How stupid is that?" over the loss of importance of annual international climate conferences without result, and the blockade of climate policy agreements by individual policymakers. Moreover, the two experts are questioning the high international reputation of German energy policy. Taz-editor Martin Reeh will moderate the panel discussion. (Please note that tickets for the event must be purchased from the organizers and that the discussion will be presented in German!)
The Urania Potsdam will lent the Wilhelm Foerster price 2013th to Hans Joachim Schellnhuber in a ceremony. The prize is awarded each year to a scientist working in the Land Brandenburg , who has an exceptional contribution in communicating scientific findings to a wide audience. As presenters will appear the Minister of Education of Brandenburg Martina Münch and Stefan Rahmstorf. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber himself will give a lecture titled "From curiosity to knowledge to responsibility" The Urania Potsdam and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber would be glad to welcome His colleagues on this event! (Please note that the event will be in German!)
The head of PIK Research Domain "Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods", Jürgen Kurths, celebrates his 60th birthday. On this occasion the conference "Nonlinear Data Analysis and Modeling: Advances, Applications, Perspectives" will be held.
PIK scientist Anders Levermann, Chair of research domain "Sustainable Solutions", talks at the "Berlin International Economics Congress" on global adaptation strategies.
Wolfgang Lucht, PIK Co-Chair of Research Domain I Earth System Analysis, will participate in the Anthropocenic Research Forum on Thursday, January 10th 2013 in "Session 1: Earth". The Anthropocene Project opens with an archipelago of thoughts, positions, and lines of debate. The Opening examines fundamental questions posed by and to the »age of mankind«.
The chair of PIK Research Domain IV "Transdisciplinary Concepts and Methods" Helga Weisz and Nebojsa Nakicenovic, WBGU, IIASA and professor at TU Wien, will present the major outcomes of the Global Energy Assessment Report (GEA).