Chair of the Green parliamentary group visits PIK

12/16/2014 – The chair of the Green parliamentary group in the German parliament, Anton Hofreiter, was briefed on the latest research results by leading climate scientists. During his visit at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research he discussed topics like the energy transition in Germany, the European Emissions Trading System, and carbon pricing with chief-economist Ottmar Edenhofer and with the head of the PIK research group Energy Strategies for Europe and Germany, Brigitte Knopf. Hofreiter also met with PIK director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber to talk about the scientific background of the two degrees limit for global warming, tipping elements in the climate system, and the increasing risks of unabated global warming.
Chair of the Green parliamentary group visits PIK
Ottmar Edenhofer, Anton Hofreiter und Brigitte Knopf. Photo: PIK

“I value PIK for its scientific expertise as well as for its political and practical advice,” Hofreiter said, who has a PhD in biology and studied biodiversity in the South American Andes. "The dialogue was very stimulating and exciting." As a research institute that addresses crucial scientific questions and provides sound information for decision makers, PIK is visited consistently by representatives from politics, business and civil society.

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