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.
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.
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.
On the one hand, global agriculture is a main producer of greenhouse gas emissions, on the other hand, global food security is one of the most vulnerable aspects concerning climate change. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies together organize this year's IAMO Forum to provide a platform to present and discuss research and solution approaches concerning this topic. Among others, PIK-director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber and PIK-scientist Hermann Lotze-Campen will participate in the event.
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.
This year's ECCA will approach Integrating climate adaptation action in science, policy, practice and business. Therefore, the scientific projects BASE (Bottom-Up Climate Adaptation Strategies for a Sustainable Europe), RAMSES (Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for cities) and ToPDad (Tool-supported policy development for regional adaptation) are going to be involved. The session 'Cities and climate change impacts' is organized by PIK-scientist Diego Rybski.
Lecture. At the Potsdam Day of Sciences 2015, PIK-scientist Ricarda Winkelmann speaks about the correlations between Climate Change and the current changes of the Antarctic ice-sheet. Which are the consequences of an ongoing global warming? Can the shrinkage of the ice-sheet still be stopped?
Series of Lectures. The German Energiewende is regarded as a global exemplar. Which challenges ensue within this project? May a city like Berlin give innovative impulses? Based on the state of affairs in Climate Impact Research, the PIK-scientists Fritz Reusswig, Stefan Rahmstorf, Thomas Nocke, Michael Pahle and Susanne Großmann-Clarke debate these questions. Which positions of points are necessary for this year's Climate Conference in Paris? Registration necessary.
Panel Discussion. In March 2014, a PIK study showed: Berlin could be climate-neutral in 2050 - despite economic growth and population increase. PIK-scientist Fritz Reusswig and other experts discuss, which steps are necessary to reach this aim and how the city can adapt to Climate Change. Registration necessary.
With different workshops, info desks and discussions, the 1st Berlin Climate Day wants to draw public interest and arousal on Climate Protection. PIK-scientists Jacob Schewe and Fritz Reusswig speak on Climate Change and the project of a Climate Neutral Berlin in 2050 and discuss with other experts about the topic.