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New SCIARA initiative: participatory "climate time travels" using World-Earth models

Anyone concerned about our future climate will soon be able to contribute to understanding the social dynamics of climate change by taking part in a “citizen science” experiment. In a donation-funded online simulation currently being developed by the non-profit company SCIARA in cooperation with the COPAN collaboration at PIK, users can playfully explore virtual climate futures, make decisions, and see the consequences. Based on the players' behavior, decision-makers in politics, business and society will ultimately be able to check climate protection measures for their social acceptance and effectiveness before they are implemented - in order to make effective decisions in the long term.
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Young researcher's workshop on Interacting Tipping Elements in the Natural and Social Components of the Earth System

Registration is now open until 12 June 2020 for InTENSE, the 728. WE-Heraeus-Seminar on Interacting Tipping Elements in the Natural and Social Components of the Earth System, taking place on 16–19 August 2020 in Bad Honnef.
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Paper: AI for analysing World-Earth models

Deep Reinforcement Learning cannot only play Atari Games and Go but point to sustainable management pathways as well.
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Jonathan Donges awarded with most important prize for young German researchers

Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2019 for statistical physics and climate science awared to Jonathan Donges
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pyunicorn 0.6.0 released

A significant update of the pyunicorn package for analysis of complex networks and nonlinear time series analysis has been released.
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Awards for COPAN Master students in 2018

Congratulations! A Master thesis with COPAN does pay off.
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Paper: When optimization for governing human-environment tipping elements is neither sustainable nor safe

A new copan paper in Nature Communications explores interrelations and trade-offs between the policy paradigms of economic optimization, sustainability and the safe operating space for humanity.
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copan:CORE open source release

The copan:CORE World-Earth modelling framework has been released as open source software.
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Paper: climate coalition formation

A new copan paper in Nature Climate Change gives hope that global climate cooperation might arise bottom-up
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Review paper: Towards representing human behavior and decision making in Earth system models

Towards representing human behavior and decision making in Earth system models – an overview of techniques and approaches
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Special Issue of the journal "Earth System Dynamics"

Jonathan Donges, Axel Kleidon of MPI Jena and Wolfgang Lucht, together with PIK's COPAN project and the Stockholm Resilience Centre's Planetary Boundaries programme, have organised a Special Issue of the EGU-sponsored ISI journal "Earth System Dynamics" entitled
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