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Impacts World 2017 Conference
11.-13. October 2017, Potsdam. Impacts World is the leading international conference covering the diversity and depth of climate-impacts research today. IW2017 follows on from the inaugural Impacts World 2013, held in Potsdam, Germany, which brought together impacts researchers and stakeholders from across the spectrum of impacted sectors, initiating an era of truly integrated cross-sectoral climate-impacts research.
Joint RD2/RD3 Seminar 'What you always wanted to know about 1.5C global warming'
09/14/2017 - Scientists from Research Areas 1, 2 and 3 discussed their ongoing work on the objective of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.
Kid's version of a scientific article on CO2 and crop water productivity published in "Science Journal for Kids"
08/21/2017 - Science Journal for Kids, a nonprofit organisation aimed at making environmental science accessible to kids, has adapted a paper on CO2 and crop water productivity, which is co-authored by Christoph Müller.
Green talents at PIK
07/11/2017 - We are very pleased to welcome our Green Talents M.Sc. Wondowossen Anteneh Tegegne from Ethiopia and Dr. Hèou Maléki Badjana from Togo at RD2!
RD2 Seminar on "Climate Services & Solutions"
04/24/2017 - The RD2 Seminar on Climate Services & Solutions took place on April the 24th 2017. Chris Kollas introduced the topic, followed by presentations from Jürgen Kropp, Ines Blumenthal, Frank Wechsung and Bernd Hezel.
Massive Open Online Course on Climate Change (english)
04/11/2017 - Prof. Hermann Lotze-Campen and other German scientific experts joined DKK and WWF in creating an online lecture on Climate Change and its consequences, this time in English.
Congratulations Dr. Julia Lutz!
04/06/2017 On the 6th of April 2017, RD2 student Julia Lutz successfully defended her PhD thesis 'Application and improvement of the Statistical Analogue Resampling Scheme STARS' at the University of Bonn.
"We should eat more vegetables": Podcast with Benjamin Bodirsky on animal-climate-action.org
03/26/2017 "We should eat more vegetables": In a conversation with Friederike Schmitz, the agricultural economist Benjamin Bodirsky from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research talks about the environmental and climatic consequences of agricultural production, about nitrogen and methane, food waste, meat consumption and good nutrition.
T20 blog post by Hermann Lotze-Campen: "In praise of free trade"
03/10/2017 - As a part of the T20 process - a collaboration of global think tanks and high-level experts to provide analytical depth to G20 discussions - Hermann Lotze-Campen wrote a blog entry: "In praise of free trade".
Congratulations Dr. Boris Prahl!
On the 20th of January 2017, RD2 PhD student Boris Prahl successfully defended his PhD thesis on "Damage Functions for the Estimation of Storm Loss and their Generalization for Climate-Related Hazards" at Freie Universität Berlin.
Congratulations Dr. Judith Stagl!
Our RD2 PhD student Judith Stagl successfully defended her PhD thesis "'Ecosystems' exposure to climate change – Modeling as support for nature conservation management" on 12th January 2017 at Potsdam University.
RD2 General Assembly on 14 October 2015 Oct 14, 2015 from 02:10 PM to 04:00 PM Building H,
Meteorologische Zeitschrift 24/2 - Special Issue German Climate Change Impact Study - published
RD2-Authors: Gerstengarbe, Friedrich-Wilhelm; Hattermann, Fred; Hoffmann, Peter; Österle, Hermann; Werner, Peter Christian; Lasch-Born, Petra; Suckow, Felicitas; Gutsch, Martin; Reyer, Christopher; Hauf, Ylva; Murawski, Aline; Pilz, Tobias; Koch, Hagen; Huang, Shaochun; Kartschall, Thomas; Wodinski, Martin; Rachimow, Claus; Lüttger, Andrea B.

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