German-Brazilian Dialogue

Stefan Rahmstorf is a speaker at the 9th German- Brazilian Dialogue on Science, Research, and Innovation under this year’s theme: “Cities and Climate – The Multi-level Governance Challenge”.
When May 17, 2021 02:00 PM to
May 20, 2021 06:00 PM
Where Online event
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The event, hosted by the German Centre for Science and Innovation (DWIH) São Paulo and the São Paulo State Research Support Foundation (FAPESP), will discuss how cities, which are both the cause and the victims of climate change, can create a sustainable agenda for mitigating the adverse circumstances that create these changes in the environment. To that end, economists, engineers, legal counsel, researchers, and educators from Brazil and Germany will present analyses of studies, trends, and forecasts of climate impacts on urban ecosystems.

Speakers are among others:

  • Stefan Rahmstorf, oceanographer and Professor of Physics of the Oceans at the University of Potsdam and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Sabine Schlacke, Professor of public and environmental law of the University of Münster (WWU), Vice President of the Global Climate Change Scientific Board of the German Government (WBGU).
  • Marcos Buckeridge, Director of the Institute of Biosciences of the University of São Paulo (USP) and Coordinator of the USP Global Cities study
  • Leila da Costa Ferreira, representative of Campinas State University (UNICAMP) on the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Global Challenges – Adapting to Climate Change

At the centre of the discussions of the 9th Dialogue, subjects such as governance, consequences of global warming for coastal cities, effects of the pandemic, science and technology, and their usage for monitoring, mitigating, and adapting to climate change will be examined. Some of the panel discussions will deal with current projects as UNICAMP’s Sustainable Campus and the Water-Food-Energy Nexus of the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

One of the goals of the encounter is to foster greater cooperation between Brazil and Germany in research on the relationship between cities and the climate, as well as to seek new solutions. Binational scientific cooperation between researchers will also be central to the online format.

This event is free of charge and will be held from May 17th to 20th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Brazil (2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Germany). Those who are interested in the event and the networking sessions must register at:

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