2007

 

International top researchers address appeal to UN Climate Conference in Bali

12/06/2007 - On the fourth day of the United Nations Climate Conference in Bali more than 200 leading climate scientists have called on the more than 180 parties of the Framework Convention on Climate Change to act immediately to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The “Bali Climate Declaration by Scientists” emphasizes the urgent need for a fair and effective global climate deal. PIK researchers are among the signees.
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Excellent results for PIK in evaluation

11/23/2007 - A thorough and independently conducted evaluation of the Potsdam Institute confirmed its excellent status. Federal and state funding of the research for another seven years have been approved of.
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Hans Joachim Schellnhuber awarded the German Environmental Award 2007

09/27/2007 - Federal President Horst Koehler will present the topmost-endowed European environmental award to the Director of PIK on 28th October.
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Joint science academies` statement on climate protection handed over to Chancellor Merkel

05/16/2007 - On the initiative of Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director of PIK, the scientific academies of the G8+5 countries have prepared a joint science statement on climate protection and energy efficiency. This statement was handed over to Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany, on 16 May of this year
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Report: Climate change threatens international stability and security

06/06/2007 - The German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) has today submitted its report "Climate Change as a Security Risk" to the German Federal Government. The Council, to which PIK scientists belong, reasons that climate policy and strategies for adaptation to climate change are emerging as key elements of preventive security policy.
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Advisory Council established for State of Brandenburg

05/20/2007 - The German State of Brandenburg has established an Advisory Council for Sustainable Development and Resource Protection yesterday. The constituent meeting took place in the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). PIK's expert Manfred Stock will be the chairman of the council.
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World renowned experts to advise President Barroso on energy and climate change

03/06/2007 - A newly established Advisory Group of world renowned experts will advise the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso on energy and climate change issues. Among the advisors, who act in a personal capacity, is the Director of the Potsdam Institute.
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