Film preview with following expert talk. One day prior to the official launch, the Thalia Cinema Potsdam screens the new movie by Academy Award Winner Luc Jacquet. Telling the story of the polar explorer Claude Lorius, "Ice and the Sky" is a stunning nature experience, an exciting Antarctic adventure and a touching plea for climate protection. Afterwards, PIK-scientist Ricarda Winkelmann discusses about the state of affairs in climate science in an expert talk. Screening in German.
Lecture. Despite the urgent appeals by climate scientists and from the civil society, the international community could still not negotiate necessary measures to maintain the 2° degree limit. So which steps have to be done at the UN Climate Summit in Paris? How viable are the positive signals from China and the USA? Are there solution approaches for the emerging conflicts between the industrial nations and the countries of the developing world? Daniel Klingenfeld, director of PIK's director's staff, holds a public lecture about the topic - with following discussion. Registration necessary.
Discussion. At the end of November, diplomats, ministers and government leaders meet in Paris for the UN Climate Summit. Once again, it is going to be about the risks of the human-made global warming and the necessary modifications of our forms of production and economy. Few days in advance, the physicist and PIK-director John Schellnhuber meets Reiner Hoffmann, the leader of the German Labour Unions. The talk will be presented by Inka Schneider from the Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). Discussion in German. The Entrance is free, registration necessary.
Lecture. Expectations are rising in anticipation of a global climate treaty scheduled for finalization by December 2015 at Paris. In a joint project of the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research and other international institutions, a research team probes the potential outcomes of these negotiations. In a public lecture, PIK-scientist Detlef Sprinz talks about the latest results. Registration is necessary.
It becomes apparent: a decoupling of economic growth and CO2-emissions is possible - and the World Climate Summit in Paris can set a framework for such a global transformation. In advance of the UN Climate Conference in December, the German Climate Consortium, the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry for the Environment together arrange a briefing, that is dedicated to this topic. In this context, PIK-scientist Anders Levermann will speak about "Climate Change and Global Economy" and discuss with other experts about the question: Will the Paris Agreement be able to transform the real economy? Registration necessary.
Discussion. At the UN Climate Summit in Paris, the international community will negotiate a new international agreement on climate that aims to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. The University of New South Wales and the Sydney Morning Herald will hold a special public event in the lead-up to the Paris summit - PIK-scientist Stefan Rahmstorf and other renowned experts will hereby discuss about the question: Will the Paris summit live up to its promise? Free public event - registration is essential.
In the run-up of the international climate negotiations in Paris, leading German climate scientists explain climate change and its impacts in a free interdisciplinary Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for everyone. In five chapters with short video lectures, animations and pictures they depict the basics of climate science, climate impacts and the ensuing challenges for society. Hermann Lotze-Campen, Susanne Grossmann-Clarke and Manfred Stock from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research contribute input on the impacts of climate change in Germany and worldwide, the risks of sudden and irreversible changes and more. Free registration requested.
The Falling Walls Conference is an annual global gathering of forward thinking individuals from 75 countries organized by the Falling Walls Foundation. Each year, 20 of the world’s leading scientists are invited to Berlin to present their current breakthrough research. At this year's conference, PIK's chief economist Ottmar Edenhofer will present the latest insights into the topic of Climate Change. Registration is necessary.
Discussion. In the view of the UN Climate Conference in Paris, the question is emerging: how are the chances of an international climate agreement with binding climate targets? At the climate dialogue "The fight for Air Supremacy", PIK-director John Schellnhuber is going to discuss about this topic. The event at Sacrow Castle in Potsdam will be presented by PIK-scientist Manfred Stock.
Discussion. From the Pacific Islands to Brandenburg: the impacts of Climate Change are already noticeable. In advance of the UN Climate Conference in Paris, PIK-scientist Wolfgang Lucht and other experts discuss about the necessary measures of Climate Protection. Arranged by RBB Inforadio and pro Wissen Potsdam e.V. - free entrance, registration necessary.
Lecture with discussion. In advance of the UN Climate Conference in Paris at the end of the year, PIK's chief economist Ottmar Edenhofer speaks about the economic dimension of Climate Change. The lecture will be given on invitation by the German Physical Society in their Magnus-Haus in Berlin. Due to limited space, a registration is necessary.
In October 2015, the Munich "Klimaherbst" will take place for the ninth time - the yearly series of lectures and other public events aims to raise awareness of the topics Climate Change and Climate Protection. PIK-director John Schellnhuber will introduce into the scientific basics and backgrounds of Climate Politics at this year's opening event, that will treat the question how to handle the global challenge of Climate Protection. The entrance is free, registration necessary.
In the beginning of October, the Humboldt-University of Berlin will host this year's German Congress on Geography. in the opening lecture "Finis Terrae Cognitae", PIK-director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber will emphasize the relevance of human-made environmental changes and outline different scenarios for the planet's future. Registration necessary.
The public Austrian Climate Protection Initiative 'Klimaaktiv' invites to this year's Conference in September with its focus on the shaping of the energy and mobility transition in Austria. In the opening lecture, PIK-scientist Stefan Rahmstorf will introduce into the state of affairs in science on Global Warming. Beneath lectures and discussions, there will be workshops and excursions, registration necessary.
Lecture. In June 2015, the small town Meßkirch in Baden-Wuerttemberg was conquered by floods. Some time later, there was a tornado event in the near Bonndorf, and elsewhere in the Bodensee area, large parts of the fruit crops were burned by the sun. In occasion of these events, PIK-scientist Stefan Rahmstorf speaks on the state of affairs in the science on climate change and climate protection, at this year's regional climate summit.
Lecture. The Earth is in the era of Anthropocene - Humanity influences the environment more than ever before. How did the oceans already change in interaction with the climate system - which further developments are to expect? And which measures are necessary to still keep this common heritage? PIK-director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber speaks about these questions and more in the last lecture of the series "Oceans of the Future" at the University of Kiel. The Lecture is in German, the entrance is free.
Discussion. The artistic exhibition XXI. Rohkunstbau thematizes the engagement with apocalypse, transition and recommencement. The affiliated discussion round on energy policy captures this topic in terms of the Energiewende and thus puts it into a current context. PIK-scientist Fritz Reusswig and other experts and artists discuss chances and perspectives. With following exhibition tour, registration requested.
Crowd Party for the Climate: the BUND Berlin and the initiative CLUBMOB invite to a night for the climate. PIK-scientist Fritz Reusswig discusses with political representatives: How to arrange Club Culture with Climate Protection? Following, workshops will develop approaches for a sustainable way to fete. Finally, the party starts into the night and all revenues will be spend for energy-saving measures of the club.
Lecture. A new PIK-study states: the Gulf Stream is slowing down. This enormous oceanic circulation system usually carries huge warm water masses to the North Atlantic and hereby determines the mild climate in Western Europe. PIK-scientist Georg Feulner about Climate Change as a suspect and possible consequences for our weather.
Discussion. On June 18th, Pope Francis' Environment Encyclical is going to be released in Rome. On the same evening, the Catholic Academy presents the Encyclical in Berlin, and arranges a following discussion round about the ecological questions of our century. PIK's chief economist Ottmar Edenhofer speaks about the topic and discusses with the audience. Registration necessary.