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Schellnhuber and the Californian Governor Jerry Brown meet in Oslo

10.11.2017 - Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), will meet California's Governor Jerry Brown, America's climate protection vanguard, at the Academy of Sciences in Oslo. Together with scientists from all over the world they will discuss what politicians need from the scientific community in order to address pressing challenges such as climate change. The meeting in Oslo on November 10th aims at strengthening the dialogue between science and politics on environmental and climate issues.
Schellnhuber and the Californian Governor Jerry Brown meet in Oslo

Solar and Wind Park in the desert of California which has the sixth largest economy in the world (Photo: Thinkstock)

Scientists from a wide variety of scientific disciplines, from evolutionary paleontology and earth system analysis to ecophysiology and theoretical physics, come together in Oslo to consolidate the scientific consensus on climate and environmental issues towards politics. Besides from PIK's director Schellnhuber, renowned experts from the various National Academies of Sciences, including those from Finland, China, America and France, who are committed to the interdisciplinary exchange between science, society and politics to address critical issues of the future, will be attending the exclusive meeting with US Governor Jerry Brown.

Governor Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown Jr. is a member of the Democratic Party and is considered an American pioneer of climate protection against Trumps fossil friendly policies. He fosters stricter emission reductions in his home state California - the sixth largest economy in the world. He is also the founder of the Under2Coalition, a network of American cities, states and companies fighting for the 2°C limit, even though Trump led the United States out of the Paris Agreement. Like Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Jerry Brown was at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Rome at the beginning of November to advocate cooperation between science and religion to protect the climate.

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