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Climate-KIC Academy of Innovation starts

08/10/2012 - „Climate politics alone won´t be enough to mitigate global warming - we need innovations,“ said Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), at the Climate-KIC founders academy kick-off in Berlin and Potsdam this week. The abbreviation stands for “Knowledge and Innovation Community“, a European network for climate innovations. PIK is a co-founder and Schellnhuber is the chair of the board of directors. About 50 potential young entrepreneurs from Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland visited PIK. “The risks of climate change are great - but so are the chances for innovative start-ups,” Schellnhuber said.
Climate-KIC Academy of Innovation starts

Innovations in industrial processes can contribute to emissions reductions. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Before visiting institutions in London and Paris, the participants of the academy learned about current research in Potsdam. One focus was on greenhouse gas emissions. The participants discussed new possibilities of assigning pollution rights to countries and the economic effects thereof. For the next five weeks, they will gather information and develop ideas for new products and services.

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