PIK Experten bei der COP24 in Katowice

06.12.2018 - Mehrere Experten des Potsdam-Instituts für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK) nehmen an den Klimaverhandlungen COP24 in Katowice, Polen, teil. PIK's designierte Direktoren Ottmar Edenhofer und Johan Rockström werden zum Beispiel bei High-Level Side Events über Wirtschaft und Entwicklung, aber auch die neuesten Erkenntnisse aus der Klimaforschung sprechen. Bei einem von der polnischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, der Pontifikalakademie und dem Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique organisierten Symposium gehört zu den prominenten Gästen auch PIK's Direktor Emeritus Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, der über "Safeguarding Our Climate, Advancing Our Society" sprechen wird.
PIK Experten bei der COP24 in Katowice

Wednesday, 5.12.

  • A new understanding of Paris compatible climate action (Greenpeace International), 15:00-16:30, Warmia

How do we bring the Paris 1.5°C goal to life? Experts, practitioners and decision-makers will present and discuss Paris-compatible climate action happening today with examples from economic sectors, policies, businesses, law and people
Speakers: Dr Jacob Schewe, PIK, Hanna Fekete, NewClimate Institute Heidi Finskas, Vice President CR and CG at KLP Manish Ram, Doctoral Researcher, Solar Economy Group, LUT Happy Khambule, Greenpeace Climate Justice & Liability campaign
Weblink: https://seors.unfccc.int/seors/reports/events_list.html?session_id=COP+24
Event Flyer: https://seors.unfccc.int/seors/attachments/get_attachment?code=6HU5W4REEKLQ3ZQRP1ELYIJ2U453EB0J


Thursday 6.12.

  • Increasing ambition in the low-C transition: challenge and implications of the 1.5 and 2°C targets (EASME), 14:30-16:30, EU Pavilion, Brussels Room

Speakers: Julien Guerrier, Exectutive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Dr. Jacob Schewe, PIK, Marta Torres Gunfaus, Institut du développement durable et des relations internationals (IDDRI).
EU side-events programme: http://ec.europa.eu/clima/EUsideEvents.


Saturday, 8.12.

  • Roundtable on Climate Action and SDG12: Impacts for more sustainable and responsible consumption, 15-16:30,  Climate Action Room 2

This event is intended to focus on sustainable and responsible consumption in order to increase understanding on how the demand side is an important part of climate action needed to achieve the long-term aim of the Paris Agreement, as the supply policies, technologies, and investments alone may not deliver the needed reductions in emissions to meet the 1.5C goal.
Speakers: amongst others Ottmar Edenhofer, PIK
Weblink: https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/GCA%20SDG%2012%20RT%20draft%20programme%202911%20v1.pdf


Monday 10.12.

  • Joint Symposium on Climate Change: Safeguarding Our Climate, Advancing Our Society,  9-16:00, Press Conference 16:15-17:00, University of Silesia, Faculty of Law and Administration, Bankowa 11b St., Katowice.

This year’s UN Climate Summit will be accompanied by a joint symposium – Safeguarding Our Climate, Advancing Our Society - and co-organized by the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). The conference will bring together eminent scientists and representatives of religious communities who will respectively address the questions on the state of the art in climate change research and the ethical aspects of climate change.
Speakers: Jerzy Duszynski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Stéphanie Tiébault, SNRW Institute of Ecology and Environment, Marcelo Sanchez-Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, PIK, Ottmar Edenhofer, PIK, and further eminent speakers.
Weblink: https://institution.pan.pl/index.php/international-news/295-cop-24-register

  • Press Briefing: Ten New Insights in Climate Science (Future Earth), 12:30-13:00, Room Katowice

Speakers: Johan Rockström, PIK, Leena Srivastava, TERI
Weblink: https://briefs.futureearth.org/10-insights-2018/

  • Emerging Science on 1,5°C: Mitigation Pathways to Paris, 14:00-14:45,  German Pavilion

How to keep warming in line with the Paris Agreement? How can we achieve a just transition and climate neutrality across key economic sectors?
Speakers: Vera Stercken, BMBF, Elmar Kriegler, PIK, Brigitte Knopf, MCC, Niklas Höhne, New Climate Institute
Weblink: https://www.bmu.de/en/german-climate-pavilion/events/

  • City Champions from Asia: China-Japan-Korea Joint Climate Research Initiative towards Zero Carbon, 17:45-19:00, Japan Pavilion

Three countries Environmental Ministers agreed on launching the joint research on cities towards decarbonization and sustainable development in Joint Communiqué at The 20th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting among China, Japan and Korea in June 2018, Suzhou, China. We organized the first joint research workshop at Beijing in Oct 2018 with researchers, national governmental officials, local governmental officials and others to discuss about best practices from each 3 cities from 3 countries and national policies. This side event seeks to chart the zero carbon way by introducing best practices in China, Japan and Korea.
Yang Xiu, NCSC, Sang In Kang, KEI, Junichi Fujino, IGES, Johan Rockström, PIK, and others


Tuesday, 11.12.

  • BMZ Side Event: Climate-resilient urban infrastructure: The G20 work on adaptation, 10:00-11:30, German Pavilion

Existing and additional urban infrastructure - a doubling of which is forecasted for the next 30 years - must be resilient to climate variability and climate change to fulfill its functions. The G20 work on adaptation aims to make lessons learnt available to G20 and their partner countries on this and other key questions around building resilience. Speakers: Ingrid Gabriela Hoven, German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ, Stephen A. Hammer, World Bank Group, Ottmar Edenhofer, PIK/MCC
Weblink: http://www.bmz.de/de/zentrales_downloadarchiv/cop24/181211_Climate-resilient-urban-infrastructure_10_00.pdf

  • Planetary Boundaries and Global Commons - managing risks and solutions (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research/PIK and Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons/MCC), 15:00-16:30, Pieniny

Weather extremes, food security, migration: people's livelihoods depend on climate stabilization. A safe operating space for humanity within Planetary Boundaries and the sustainable use of Global Commons like the atmosphere are concepts combining natural and social sciences to safeguard our future. With regard to these fundamental concepts, what are sound options for managing risks and solutions? What policy lessons can be learned from pioneers like the Global Environmenal Facility and the UK? What lessons from Germany and Poland, which both still heavily rely on coal? And which conclusions should be drawn from this for a more effective European climate policy?
Speakers: Johan Rockström, PIK, Ottmar Edenhofer, PIK/MCC, Jan Minx, MCC, Naoko Ishii, Global Environment Facility, Joanna Maćkowiak Pandera, Forum Energii, Simon Sharpe, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Weblink: https://seors.unfccc.int/seors/reports/events_list.html?session_id=COP%2024

  • Transformational Changes Needed for a 1,5°C World (Global Enviroment Facility), 13:15-14:45, Bieszczady - Zone G

The world is at a critical turning point. The message from science is unequivocal: we are running out of time if we want to avoid making irreversible damage to our global commons, which until now have provided a stable foundation for our societies to grow and develop.
Naoki Ishii, GEF, Johan Rockström, PIK, Elmar Kriegler, PIK, H.E. Dr. Vincent Biruta, Minister of Environment, Republic of Rwanda, H.E. Fabiola Martha Munoz Dodero, Minister of Environment, Republic of Peru and other speakers
Weblink: https://www.thegef.org/events/gef-unfccc-cop24

  • “Not “or” but “and” – the role of CCS in achieving the 1.5 Objective (Global CCS Institute), 14-15:30, IETA Pavilion

Most scenarios in the IPCC SR15 show that achieving stabilization at 1.5°C is not achievable without the significant deployment of CCUS technologies, particularly in emission intensive industries such as cement, steel and chemicals. The panel will discuss how policies will need to be framed by Governments to enable this – both for immediate mitigation and as laying the infrastructure to enable DAC in the future.
Speakers: Brad Page, (Global CCS Institute), Dr Elmar Kriegler (PIK), Lord Nicholas Stern (London School of Economics, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment),  Julio Friedmann (Carbon Wrangler), David Hawkins (Climate Policy, Climate & Clean Energy Program, NRDC), Stig Svenningsen (Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy), Steven Winberg (Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, US Department of Energy), Graham Winkelman (BHP)

  • In Formation: Laying the foundation for an inclusive Global Stocktake (A Joint CWF/Wuppertal event), -18:15, Narew

The event will take on the theme of an ideation and presentation session. Speakers will confront the big questions which are essential building blocks for a robust Global Stocktake. The expert panel consists of organizations that continue to address questions pertinent to the design of the Stocktake
Jason Anderson (ClimateWorks Foundation), Lukas Hermwille (Wuppertal Institute), Louise Jeffery (PIK), Nate Hultman (University of Maryland CGS), Sivan Kartha (Stockholm Environment Institute), Ruth Sego (ClimateWorks Foundation)

  • Strengthening the Common Principles for Climate Mitigation Finance Tracking in a Post-Paris World (MDB Climate Finance Tracking Group), 17:00-18:30, MDB Pavilion

The event will present the recent joint work of the MDB Climate Mitigation Finance Tracking Group and IDFC, and the plan for the coming year in terms of strengthening the Common Principles. The session will discuss key challenges in climate mitigation and implications for the future common principles.
Speakers: Elmar Kriegler (PIK), Peter Anderson (European Investment Bank), Nancy Saich (European Investment Bank), Ubaldo Elizondo (CAF), Ahmed Al Qabany (Islamic Development Bank), Jenny De Nijs (Luxembourg Ministry of Finance), Claudio Alatorre (Inter American Development Bank), Ministry of Environment Kenya, European Environment Agency


Wednesday, 12.12.

  • BMZ Event: Pursuing 1,5 degrees: Opening up new opportunities for the economy and development, implementing the SDGs, 10:00-11:30; German Pavilion

Implementing ambitious climate policies - aimed at limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees - should not be perceived as only posing challenges for countries and economies. On the contrary, ambitious climate policies can lead to new development prospects with substantial economic and social gains. The earlier action is taken, the greater the potential to achieve synergies with the SDGs.
Gerd Müller, BMZ, Lord Nicholas Stern, NCE, Christiane Figueres, Former Executive Chair of the UNCCC, Ottmar Edenhofer, PIK/MCC

  • IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C Global Warming: Chapter 2 - Mitigation Pathways (IPCC), 10-11:30, IPCC Pavilion

Speakers: Youba Sokona (IPCC Vice Chair), Joeri Rogelj (Imperial College London and IIASA), Elmar Kriegler (PIK), Christophe McGlade (International Energy Agenc), Heleen van Soest (PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)

  • What if we miss the target? (University of Exeter, Met Office, Helix), 11:30-13:00, Bug

We will present and discuss new research findings on the impacts of climate change at global warming of 1.5C, 2C, 3C and 4C, at both global scales and in selected countries. Focus impacts will include water availability, river and coastal flooding, food insecurity and human heat stress
Speakers: Katy Richardson (Met Office), Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (PIK), Richard Betts (Met Office, University of Exeter), Leo Hickman (Carbon Brief)
Weblink: https://seors.unfccc.int/seors/reports/events_list.html?session_id=COP%2024
Webcast: https://attend-emea.broadcast.skype.com/en-US/2a6c12ad-406a-4f33-b686-f78ff5822208/985fa396-f699-47de-bb1f-c6f84c34fce5/player?cid=wprxsxdtwuo6c4b7kommwvppkx66mtfjz7k2qzaxyacv7l3tdgpa&rid=EMEA

  • Planetary Health: Food Systems, 13:15-14:45, Lubelskie

This event, jointly organized by EAT and the UN Climate Change secretariat’s Momentum for Change initiative, in collaboration with The Rockefeller Foundation, aims to raise awareness of the role of food systems in addressing both climate change and the sustainable development goals.
Speakers: Johan Rockström, PIK
Weblink: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/events/global-climate-action-events-at-cop24-full-programme

  • #EU2050: High-Level Panel on the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative, 14:30-16:00, EU Pavilion room 2

Presentation of the findings of the work of the high-level panel on decarbonisation, advising Commissioner Moedas on Research and Innovation priorities.
Speakers: Patrick Child, DDG, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, PIK, and others
Weblink: http://ec.europa.eu/clima/events/0124/calendar_en.htm#schedule


Thursday, 13.12.

  • Coal phase out in Germany – Outcomes of the German Commission on Coal, German Pavilion 13:00-13:45 (Climate Alliance Germany)

What are the first outcomes on the German commission on the coal phase out? An interview with Prof. Dr. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Speakers: Christiane Averbeck, Climate Alliance Germany, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, PIK
Weblink: https://www.bmu.de/fileadmin/Daten_BMU/Download_PDF/Klimaschutz/cop24_side_event_programm_german_pavilion.pdf

  • What a low-carbon world really looks like in the next decades: Modelling tools used and required for long-term planning (COMMIT and CD-LINKS projects, UBA), 14:30 – 16:00, EU Pavilion

This event aims at showcasing the modelling underlying the EU's long term strategy (ex. Global Energy and Climate Outlook) and at bringing major economies to the front to elaborate on their experience in different areas of implementation and policy design, based on collaborative projects from across the globe.
Moderator: Elmar Kriegler (PIK)
Speakers: Detlef van Vuuren & David McCollum (PBL & IIASA), Kimon Keramidas (JRC), Guido Knoche (UBA), Markus Hagemann (NewClimate Institute)
Panel: Artur Runge-Metzger (European Commission), Alexandre Köberle (COPPE, Brazil), Swapnil Shekhar (TERI, India), Vaibhav Chaturvedi (CEEW, India)
Background: Global Energy and Climate Outlook report 2018, Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reductions

  • Climate Policy: Just, in time and people-centred (German Advisory Council on Global Change WBGU, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Germanwatch), 18:30-20:00, Warmia

The effective implementation of NDCs and leveraging increased ambition to achieve the long term goals of the Paris Agreement requires an integrated policy perspective that considers those transittioning to a climate friendly economy and those affected by climate impacts.
Speakers: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, PIK; D. Messner, UNU-Institute for Environment and Human Security; M. Goepel, German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU); P. Nzioki, Transparency International Kenya; C. Bals, Germanwatch
Weblink: https://seors.unfccc.int/seors/reports/events_list.html?session_id=COP%2024

  • NDC and LTS modelling: opportunities, lessons learnt and roadmaps for Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico (COMMIT project and WRI), 18:30 – 20:00, Room Bieszczady

This event will showcase WRI's work in Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico analyzing and modelling NDC implementation options, as well as options for long-term strategies to enhance climate ambition.
Moderator: Helen Mountford (WRI) and Elmar Kriegler (PIK)
Speakers: Andres Flores Montalvo (WRI), Viviane Romeiro (WRI), Arief Wijaya (WRI), Juan Carlos Altamirano (WRI), Heleen van Soest / Detlef van Vuuren (PBL), Alexandre Koberle (COPPE), Marcio Rojas (Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications, Brazil), Vaibhav Chaturvedi (Council on Energy, Environment and Water, India)
Watch live here


Friday, 14.12

  • Risk-informed adaptation to climate change - the example of weather risk insurance (GIZ/PIK), 12:30-13:30, EU Pavilion, Room Brussels

Sub-Sahara Africa is a region particularly vulnerable to climate change, with the agriculture sector especially affected. High numbers of people suffer from inadequate nutrition (hidden hunger) and chronic food insecurity. Under climate change, this group of affected people – mostly smallholder farmers – will further increase due to extreme and unpredictable climate impacts. Risk reduction and weather risk insurance as a residual risk-transfer strategy shows great potential for coping with climate impacts and is widely promoted amongst researchers and policy makers alike.
Speakers: Lena Klockemann (GIZ), Christoph Gornott (PIK), Antwi-Boasiako Amoah (EPA, Ghana), Papa Zoumana Diarry (African Risk Capacity), Soenke Kreft (MCII), Lisa Murken (PIK)
Weblink: http://ec.europa.eu/clima/events/0124/calendar_en.htm#schedule