Discussion. Within the yearly network event "Forum Science and Society" of the Potsdam Research Network, PIK-scientist Hermann Lotze-Campen and other experts discuss about the questions: How can we eat healthy while consuming sustainably? Which food production models are future-proof on regional and global scales? Can scientific and political impulses influence our eating habits? With following public discussion and subsequent standing reception, event in German.
On a yearly mild June evening, dozens of scientific institutions in Berlin and Potsdam open their doors for the public. With interactive events, they fascinate the people for their work and current research results. Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research is going to take part again. Program information is coming soon.
Lecture with discussion. In the course of this year's Mercator Climate Lecture, Jeffrey Sachs, economist, senior UN advisor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, will give the keynote under the heading "The World in 2050 - Towards Sustainable Development and Deep Decarbonization". The lecture will be followed by a discussion with PIK's chief economist Ottmar Edenhofer. The entrance is free, registration is necessary.
Lecture. After the successful Climate Summit in Paris end of the last year, the question is emerging which consequences the negotiated contract will have for Germany and its Energiewende. With his opening lecture "Climate, Change and Moral" at the 13. Baden-Badener Energiegespräche, PIK-director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber gives an introduction into the topic. Event in German, registration is necessary.
Reboot of the acclaimed online-course: 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, course in German.
Lecture with following discussion. For more than three decades, John Schellnhuber explores humanity's problem of climate change. Account of the state of research, life story, eco-manifest: all this is his new major book on the climate crisis. In the auditorium of the Augustinum Kleinmachnow, the PIK-director presents his work and gives an insight into the state of research on climate change. The entrance is free, event in German language.
Lecture. Under the motto "What we can do in Singen for climate protection", the city of Singen invites to the first regional climate summit in April. With his lecture "After Paris: are we getting to grips with the climate aims?", PIK-scientist Stefan Rahmstorf provides expert input about the topic. The event is in German, no regsitration necessary.
In context of Girls' Day 2016, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research opens its doors for the next generation. Pupils from the age of twelve will have the chance to be fascinated for natural sciences by leading female scientists of our institute. There will be the possibility to explore Telegraphenberg, try research tools for the study of weather and climate, and ask the scientists questions about their work and profession. A registration on the website of the organizer is required, see below.
Lecture. Within the Germany-wide ZukunftsTour 2015, there will be a political discussion in Leipzig about the topic: "Our environment, our energy - Saxony's contribution to a sustainable world". After official greetings by Saxony's Prime Minister Tillich and by the German Development Minister Müller, PIK-director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber will give input about climate and environment. Registration necessary, lecture in German.
Account of the state of research, life story, eco-manifest: all this is John Schellnhuber's new major book on the climate crisis. With "Self-Combustion", he is nominated for the prize in the categrory nonfiction at the Book-Fair Leipzig 2016. At the first day of the exihibtion between 12 and 1pm, the nominated in the category are presented, from 4pm the festive ceremony starts.
Reading. Account of the state of research, life story, eco-manifest: all this is John Schellnhuber's new major book on the climate crisis. With "Self-Combustion", he is nominated for the prize in the categrory nonfiction at the Book-Fair Leipzig 2016. Shortly before the award ceremony, the PIK-director and the other nominated read from their works. Event in German, entrance is free.
Film screening with following expert talk. Within the Ökofilmtour 2016, the Film Museum 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 Anders Levermann discusses about the state of affairs in climate science in an expert talk. Screening and discussion in German, registration necessary.
Discussion. Account of the state of research, life story, eco-manifest: all this is John Schellnhuber's new major book on the climate crisis. Shortly after the UN Climate Conference in Paris, the PIK-director discusses with the disaster sociologist Martin Voss about the questions: Do the anticipated apocalyptic scenarios lead to paralysis and fatalism? What is necessary for a profound change of public consciousness? Event in German, registration is necessary.
Discussion. For more than three decades, John Schellnhuber explores humanity's problem of climate change. Account of the state of research, life story, eco-manifest: all this is his new major book on the climate crisis. Together with Prof. Claus Leggewie, the PIK-director explores, whether the politicians took the opportunity for a change of course in Paris. Discuss with two of the most renowned climate experts about the fatal triangular relationship between climate, human and carbon. Registration necessary, event in German language.
Discussion. After the UN Climate Summit in Paris and the negotiated agreement for Climate Protection, the initial bustle is cushioning. But: what do the results mean? Which measures are necessary? Which consequences will they have for us? PIK's chief economist Ottmar Edenhofer and PIK-scientist Fritz Reusswig discuss these and further questions. Entrance free, event in German.
Discussion. One month after the end of the UN Climate Conference in Paris, PIK's chief economist Ottmar Edenhofer and others discuss the results of the negotiations. Can the acoord be a basis for effective international climate protection? What are the next steps? Entrance free, discussion in German language.
Lecture. Within the New Year reception of the protestant congregation of Nikolassee, PIK-director John Schellnhuber speaks about the results of the Paris Climate Summit and presents his new major book 'Selbstverbrennung'. Free entrance, event in German language.
Discussion. Shortly after the end of the 21st UN Climate Summit, the results of the Paris Conference shell be contemplated from various viewpoints - what do they mean for the climate, for the UN process, for social movements? PIK-scientist Gerrit Hansen discusses with other experts about the achievements of COP21. Event in German.
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.