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Many PIK scientists at COP23 in Bonn

03/11/2017 - A number of experts from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) will take part in the climate summit COP23, taking place from November 6-17 in Bonn and presided by Fiji. PIK director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber will present the ten things you need to know about climate change, together with UNFCCC´s Patricia Espinosa, for example. At a side event with experts from the ETH Zürich, the ACT Alliance and Bread for the World, PIK´s chief economist Ottmar Edenhofer will discuss how to implement equity in the framework of the Paris Agreement.

Both Schellnhuber and Edenhofer will participate in a number of other high-ranking events, please find a list of all the events below. More PIK scientists will also speak in Bonn – Elmar Kriegler for example will talk about decarbonisation strategies of key countries on the first day of the conference. Anders Levermann will participate at a symposium on climate resilience of coastal infrastructures as well as at a high-level event on the oceans at the Fiji Pavillon. Christoph Gornott and Kira Vinke will discuss crop insurances for small farms with Koko Warner and others. Jürgen Kropp will talk about the vision of a low carbon Europe.

Events with PIK experts:

  • Climate & Development Links: National decarbonization pathways toward 1.5 & 2°C and impacts on SDGs // Monday, 6 November 2017, 15-16.30, Bonn Zone, Meeting Room 12, with Elmar Kriegler and other participants from TERI, CMCC, ERI, IIASA, COPPE and World Bank [Weblink]
  • What do you think about 1.5°C? // Monday, 6 November 2017,16.30-18, WWF pavilion, Bonn Zone, with speakers like Keywan Riahi (IIASA), Jan Fuglestvedt (IPCC WG1 Vice Chair), Elmar Kriegler  from PIK and others [Weblink]
  • Innovative Metrics for Financing Climate Action – organized by Climate KIC // Monday, 6 November 18-19.30, EU Pavilion Room Tallinn, with speakers like David Lunsford (Carbon Delta), Thomas Nocke from PIK and others [Weblink]
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  • BMBF Science Hour: Climate of the past – climate of the future // Tuesday 7 November 2017, 12.30-13.30, German Pavilion – with Mojib Latif, Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel/DKK and Elmar Kriegler, PIK [Weblink]
  • JPI Climate: Addressing shared challenges of climate change. Providing climate knowledge to support societal innovation and transformation // Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 15-16.30, EU Pavillon, speakers include Elmar Kriegler, Jürgen Kropp (Panel Discussion Hashtag #Back2Future) and others. [Weblink]
  • The Paris Agreement & Global Equity: how to implement the concept of Equity at the global level // Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 18.30-20.00, Meeting Room 11, Bonn Zone. Speakers include PIK's Chief Economist Ottmar Edenhofer and other participants from ACT Alliance, ETHZ, CSIR and others [Weblink]
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  • Global Stocktake: Information from Science - an event organized by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) // Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 10-11:30, German Pavilion, with Ottmar Edenhofer from PIK, Nicole Wilke (BMUB) and other speakers [Weblink]
  • International Symposium „Climate Resilient Coastal Infrastructure Investments: Challenges and Opportunities“ - an event organized by KfW  // Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 09.30-16.30, KfW Office Bonn, with Anders Levermann from PIK and speakers like Saleemul Huq (ICCCAD), Daniela Jacob (GERICS), Stéphane Hallegatte (World Bank) and others [Weblink]
  • Klimadialog “Kann man vor dem Klimawandel fliehen?" - an event organized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) // Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 18-20.30, at Climate Planet in der Rheinaue, with Ottmar Edenhofer from PIK, State Secretary Friedrich Kitschelt (BMZ), Bärbel Dieckmann (Welthungerhilfe) and others [Weblink]
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  • Coordinating Carbon Pricing Policies - an event organized by the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Germanwatch, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) // Thursday, 9 November 2017, 10-11:30, German Pavillon, with speakers like Karsten Sach (BMUB), Holger Lösch (BDI), Simon Buckle (OECD), Ottmar Edenhofer (PIK's Chief Economist and Director of MCC) and others [Weblink]
  • Low carbon europe 2050 - The vision and beyond  - organized by the German Environment Agency (UBA) and partners // Thursday, 9 November 2017, 13.30-15.30, EU Pavillon, with speakers like Guido Knoche (UBA), Paul Ekins from University College London, Jürgen Kropp from PIK and other particpants [Weblink]
  • GHG neutrality and the role of German business - an event organized by the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and partners // Thursday, 9 November 2017, 16.30-18.00, German Pavilion with speakers like Tara Nitz from the German Chemical Industry Association, Björn Hannappel from Deutsche Post DHL Group, Brigitta Huckestein from BASF AG, Hans-Jörn Weddige from thyssenkrupp AG, Ottmar Edenhofer from PIK and others [Weblink]
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  • Adaptation Now! But how? How climate research in the polar regions is influencing adaptation strategies for Small island Developing States (SIDS) organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ // 11 November 2017, 10-12.30, with HE Anote Tong (Former President of Kiribati and member of the Global Climate Action Leaders Network), Christoph Bals (Germanwatch), Angelika Humbert (Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz centre for Polar and Marine Research), David Vaughan (British Antarctic Survey), Ricarda Winkelmann (PIK) and other speakers [Weblink]
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  • BMBF Science Hour: Science in times of fake news // Monday, 13 November 2017, 12.30-13.30, German Pavilion, with speakers like Karl Eugen Hutmacher (BMBF), Susanne Dröge (SWP), Stefan Rahmstorf (PIK) and others [Weblink]
  • Marktinstrumente der Dekarbonisierung - CO2-Preise und deren Lenkungswirkung – organized by Energieagentur NRW // Monday, 13 November 2017, 12-17.00 Hotel Collegium Leonium, with a keynote by Ottmar Edenhofer (PIK) and other speakers [Weblink]
  • 10 must-knows on climate change // Monday, 13 November 2017, 13.30 Press Conference Room 1 in Bula Zone with PIK Director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Patricia Espinosa and Johan Rockström
  • The role of decision support tools for public-private climate risk insurance solutions // Monday, 13 November 2017, 18-19.30, Bonn Zone, EU Pavillon, Room Brussels with Christoph Gornott and others [Weblink]
  • Deutscher Abend // Monday, 13 November 2017, 19-20.00, organized by BDI, AA, IHK, with Ottmar Edenhofer and others
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  • 2020: the necessary, desirable and achievable turning point to safeguard our climate, roadmap for rapid decarbonisation // Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 11-12.30, Media Events Room with Christiana Figueres (former Executive Secretary UNFCCC and Convener of Mission 2020), Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (PIK Director), Johann Rockström (Stockholm Resilience Centre) and more speakers. [UNFCCC webcast]
  • BMBF Science Hour: Paris, Coal, and the Price of Carbon // Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 12:30-13:30, German Pavilion, with Ottmar Edenhofer (PIK/MCC), Ulrike Kornek (MCC) and other speakers [Weblink]
  • Climate, Carbon and Cities: Assessing Risk, Transforming Sectors, Building the Future // Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 13.15-14.45, Bonn Zone, Meeting Room 7 with Dirk Messner (Chair of WBGU), Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (PIK Director and WBGU), Bambang Susantono (Vice-President Asian Development Bank ADB) and A.K. Saxena (Senior Fellow and Director TERI) [Weblink]
  • Strengthening Climate Action through purposeful Trade Policy - what Role for the G20?// Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 14-16:30, Interconnections Zone (DIE) with Ottmar Edenhofer (PIK/MCC), Axel Berger (DIE) and others [Weblink]
  • Global Climate Leadership and the End of Coal // Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 17:00, Press Room 1, Bula Zone 3 with Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (PIK Director), Jennifer Morgan (Executive Director Greenpeace International) and Hilda Heine of the Marshall Islands

  • Measuring Climate Action through a Cryosphere Lens: Irreversible Burden for Future Generations? // Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 18:30 - 19:45, Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion. Speakers include Anders Levermann (PIK) and others [Weblink]
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  • How can transdisciplinary research contribute to greater advance of the energy transition? // Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10-12:30, Helmholtz Dome with Ottmar Edenhofer (PIK/MCC), Piet Sellke (IASS) and others. A flyer for the event is attached to this email [Weblink]
  • Using advanced Earth system models to deliver reliable estimates of future global change – realizing the Paris Agreement: A rapidly closing window of opportunity // Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10.00-11.15, EU Pavilion with Elmar Kriegler (PIK), Denise Young (ICSU), Matthew Gidden (IIASSA) and other speakers [Weblink]
  • Framing the Future: How science can help accelerate near-term climate ambition // Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:00 - 11:15, WWF Pavilion with Anders Levermann (PIK), Thelma Krug (IPCC), Ibrahim Thiaw (UNEP) and Manuel Pulgar-Vidal (WWF). A flyer for the event is attached to this email [Weblink]
  • BMBF Science Hour: Transformation – turning the climate tide. A Dialogue with the younger generation // Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:30-13.30, German Pavilion with PIK Director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, René Haak (BMBF) and representatives of the young generation at COP23 [Weblink]
  • Effective implementation of Paris Agreement: Integrating Africa development & climate change agenda // Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 13:15-14:45, Meeting Room 6 with Ottmar Edenhofer (PIK/MCC), Amadou Hott (AfDB), Anthony Nyong, (AfDB) and other speakers  [Weblink]
  • EU Research and Innovation Day at COP23: Over €3bn of EU R&I money to bolster Climate Action // Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 13:30-14:45,  EU pavilion, Room 1 with Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (PIK), Andrea Tilche (Head of Climate Action Unit, DG RTD, European Commission), Patrick Child (Deputy Director General, DG RTD, European Commission) and Clara De La Torre (Director, DG RTD, European Commission) [Weblink]
  • EU Research and Innovation Day at COP23: 1.5° & 2°C strategies, SDGs and green growth - EU Research Projects CD-LINKS and GREEN-WIN // Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 15.15-16.30, EU Pavilion, Romm 1 with Elmar Kriegler (PIK), Volker Krey (IIASA), Jochen Hinkel (Global Climate Forum) and other speakers [Weblink]
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  • Accelerating Carbon Pricing to support Sustainable Development // Thursday, 16 November 2017, 10:00-12:00, Interconnections Zone Sitzungssaal (DIE) with Ottmar Edenhofer (PIK/MCC), Constanze Haug (ICAP), Sébastien Postic (IC4E), Qian Guoqiang (SinoCarbon) and others [Weblink]
  • Climate Change Mitigation in Sub-Sahara Africa // Thursday, 16 November 2017, 14:00-16:00, Interconnections Zone Hörsaal (DIE) with Ottmar Edenhofer (PIK/MCC) and others [Weblink]
  • Opportunities for scaling up climate change action to implement the NDCs in the five UN regions: National perspectives and how Regional Commissions are responding // Thursday, 16 November 2017, 15:00-16:30, Bonn Zone, Room 10 with Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (PIK), Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu (Under-Secretary General and UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Countries and the Small Island Developing States) and representatives from ESCAP, ECA, and ESCWA [Weblink]
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  • Protecting Our Climate through the Courts // Friday, 17 November 2017, 9:00-10.30, Interconnections Zone Hörsaal (DIE) with Kira Vinke (PIK), Thomas Pogge (Yale University) and other speakers [Weblink]
  • Relieving climate-induced migration pressure through crop insurances in Sub-Saharan Africa // Friday, 17 November 2017, 11:15 – 12:45, Bonn Zone, EU Pavilion with Christoph Gornott (PIK), Kira Vinke (PIK), Sophia Rottmann (PIK), Koko Warner (UNFCCC), Ulrich Hess (GIZ) and others [Weblink]

List of all COP23 side events at the UNFCCC: https://seors.unfccc.int/seors/reports/events_list.html?session_id=COP23

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