Leibniz Crisis Interview zum Klimawandel
Warum nutzen wir den Krisenbegriff im Zusammenhang mit dem Klimawandel? Welche Rolle spielen Klimaschutz und Anpassung bei der Krisenprävention? Wie gehen Menschen in unterschiedlichen Ländern mit der Klimakrise um? Diese und andere Fragen diskutiert Dr. Kira Vinke mit dem Leibniz-Forschungsverbund „Krisen einer globalisierten Welt" im Rahmen der Crisis Interviews.
Die Politikwissenschaftlerin Dr. Kira Vinke wird mit dem 13. Potsdamer Nachwuchswissenschaftler-Preis ausgezeichnet
In Anerkennung ihrer herausragenden Leistungen auf dem Gebiet der Politikwissenschaften wird Dr. Kira Vinke beim morgigen Einsteintag der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften von Potsdams Oberbürgermeister Mike Schubert mit dem Potsdamer Nachwuchswissenschaftler-Preis ausgezeichnet (Pressemitteilung der Stadt Potsdam).
New Dataset: Regional Harmonization of Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Data
Camille Belmin created a concordance mapping of harmonized district names and indices for 254 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data sets. DHS data have discrepancies in the way district names and indices are reported over time. This data set can help DHS users harmonize their DHS data, which is useful when conducting longitudinal analyses with DHS data. This post explains how the data set was created and provides some guidelines on how to use it.
EPICC training during first national workshop on climate change and human mobility in Peru, 30.09.-01.10.2019
PIK researcher Jonas Bergmann helped to convene the first national workshop on climate change and human mobility in Peru, informing participants from national institutions on the existing scientific evidence in the country and the need for an integrated response strategy.
EPICC Training on Climate Change & Migration, Potsdam, Germany, 19.09.2019
As climate impacts affect migration patterns across Latin America, strong policy responses are needed. Jonas Bergmann, PIK FutureLab Social Metabolism and Impacts researcher within the EPICC project, trained diplomats from the region on this nexus in collaboration with the German Federal Foreign Office.
Neuer Beitrag auf dem PeaceLab Blog: Warum Klimaschutz Krisenprävention ist: Das Beispiel Burkina Faso
In Burkina Faso verschärfen extreme klimatische Bedingungen bestehende Spannungen und Konflikte. Unser Autorinnenteam erklärt, warum.
Discussion with the German Red Cross: The humanitarian imperative in times of climate change
19.08.2019, Berlin. EPICC project lead Dr. Kira Vinke discussed with crisis reporter Dr. Antonia Rados the new challenges that climate change poses to humanitarian organizations at an event of the German Red Cross.
TEDx talk: For Climate Change and Migration, Youth Have the Answers!
Julia Blocher, PIK FutureLab Social Metabolism and Impacts researcher, recently delivered a TEDx talk in Rome entitled “For Climate Change and Migration, Youth Have the Answers!”
13th ISIE-SEM Conference 2019 organized by FL METAB
From 13-15 May FL Metab organized the 13th conference of the socio-economic metabolism section of the International Society for Industrial Ecology at Harnack Haus in Berlin. We share some stats and impressions of the event here.
Metab in the media: Healthcare in world’s largest economies accounts for 4% of global emissions
The health care sectors of OECD countries, India, and China contribute a significant part to their national carbon footprints. Our new study shows a first international comparison of health carbon footprints and explores ways to reduce them without compromising health care.
Update on the first EPICC case study on migration in the context of water scarcity in the Peruvian highlands
October 2018, Peru. How does moving away from areas in Peru hit by climate-related hazards affect people’s well-being? To gain insights on this and related questions, I have started primary data collection for several qualitative case studies in Peru’s three large natural regions: the coast, the highlands, and the rainforest. This post briefly reports on the first impressions from the fieldwork in the Andes.