What is dangerous climate change? Results of an International Symposium

Potsdam, 10 Dec. 2004

Results of an International Symposium
on Key Vulnerable Regions and Climate Change
(Beijing, October 2004)

Invitation to the COP10 Side event at the EU Pavilion (Room 1)
Buenos Aires, Argentine
14 December 2004 at 6-8 pm

The symposium examined what might be dangerous climate change with respect to Article 2 of the UNFCCC in a number of key vulnerable regions including: the Arctic, China, the Sahel, Maghreb, North Africa, Southern Africa, South Asia, Amazon, the Peruvian Andes, Small Island States, Australia, USA and Europe.

Speakers and expert presentations

  • Prof. Carlo Jaeger (Chair of Session, Chair of ECF, PIK)
  • Jürgen Trittin (German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety): How much climate warming can we afford?
  • Prof. Peter Hoeppe (Head of the GeoRisks Research Department - Munich Re): Climate risks - society and Munich Re
  • Bill Hare (PIK): Overview of the symposium and findings
  • Dr Atiq Rahman (Executive Director - Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies): Developing country impacts and vulnerability
  • Prof. Peter Hoeppe (Head of the GeoRisks Research Department - Munich Re): Health impacts and extreme events
  • Prof. Stefan Rahmstorf (PIK): Climate system risks
  • Murray Ward (New Zealand): Synthesis of findings: key messages
  • Sheila Watt-Cloutier (elected Chair, Inuit Circumpolar Council)
  • Prof. Luis Pinguelli Rosa (Head of the Brazilian Climate Forum)

The results of the symposium in Beijing are available on the ECF website after the side event: www.european-climate-forum.net/

in Buenos Aires: Antonella Battaglini, +54 911 57717676
in Germany: Dr. Martin Welp, martin.welp@pik-potsdam.de, +49 331 288-2619
Press office PIK: Anja Wirsing, press@pik-potsdam.de, +49 331 288-2507

Cocktails and buffet dinner will be served.