Potsdam Congress Award and Special Award for the Impacts World Conference 2017

05/03/2019 – In a festive gala the „Impacts World Conference 2017“ has been awarded with the Potsdam Congress Award. Already for the second time the Impacts World Conference of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Change has brought together scientists and decision makers from politics, economy and society to discuss the consequences of global warming under the title “counting the true costs of climate change”. In the category „Regularly recurring events“ the Impacts World 2017 with more than 500 participants from 68 countries convinced the jury “both through comprehensive quality management and through extensive conference documentation on the Internet”
Potsdam Congress Award and Special Award for the Impacts World Conference 2017
The winners of the Potsdam Congress Award. Picture: GERHARD WESTRICH I westrichfoto.de

Also the Special Award for sustainability of the environmental protection coordinating unit of state capital Potsdam went to the Impacts Worlds Conference 2017 and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Change. The Special Award, which has been presented by mayor Mike Schubert, honors the conference for its nationwide perception and for the compensation of the caused CO2-Emissions. According to the jury, the PIK has been the only contestant this year who could convince with that.

Among the other winners were also the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) for the event „Rediscovering our Galaxy – Rediscovering the Milky Way” as well as the Potsdam University for the events concerning “teachers’ education in the context of current refugee migration”. The Congress Award honors organizers from science, research, economy and culture. The award is worth 1,000 euros for each of the three categories. The Special Awards have been awarded with a prize money of 500 euros each.

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Press release by proWissen on the Potsdam Congress Awards 2018:

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