Edenhofer speaks at Munich Security Conference

01/31/2014 - Ottmar Edenhofer discusses “Climate Change as a Challenge for International Politics” at the 50th Munich Security Conference. From crop failure due to climate change to scarcity of resources or migration flows – the potential risks of climate change for stability, development and security are in the focus of the event with renowned experts and decision makers.
Edenhofer speaks at Munich Security Conference
Water Distribution in Northern Darfur. Photo: UN Photo/Olivier Chassot

“Climate change can amplify risks”, says Edenhofer, Vice-Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Director of the Mercator Research Center on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC). “Decision makers in politics and economics have to develop strategies for risk management on the basis of uncertainty. Science can play an important role as a cartographer of viable pathways”.

In addition to Edenhofer, the participants of the discussion panel are Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kemal Dervis, former director of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Vice-President of the Brookings Institution, Anne-Marie Slaughter, President of the New America Foundation, as well as Narendra Taneja, President of the World Energy Policy Summit. The panel facilitated by Stiftung Mercator is moderated by Financial Times Correspondent Quentin Peel. The Munich Security Conference (MSC) is a key gathering on international security policy and offers high-ranking participants from all over the world an annual forum for intensive discussion about current and future challenges.

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