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Five past Midnight: Self-combustion

Börse Hamburg, from Jan 28, 2016 12:15 PM to Jan 28, 2016 01:45 PM

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.

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'Self-combustion': Schellnhuber's view of the big picture

Urania Berlin, from Jan 21, 2016 07:30 PM to Jan 21, 2016 09:00 PM

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.

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Breakthrough or Standstill - How to go on after COP21?

Urania "Wilhelm Foerster", Potsdam, from Jan 19, 2016 06:00 PM to Jan 19, 2016 08:00 PM

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.

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Report from Paris: the UN Climate Summit and its consequences

Katholische Akademie Hamburg, from Jan 18, 2016 07:00 PM to Jan 18, 2016 09:00 PM

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.

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Humankind at a crossroads between self-combustion and sanity

Gemeindehaus Nikolassee, Berlin, from Jan 06, 2016 07:00 PM to Jan 06, 2016 08:30 PM

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.

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After the UN Climate Summit: (Don't) Trust the COP?

Salon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Berlin, from Dec 16, 2015 07:00 PM to Dec 16, 2015 09:00 PM

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.

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Ice and the Sky

Thalia Cinema, Potsdam, from Nov 25, 2015 07:00 PM to Nov 25, 2015 09:00 PM

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.

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What are the challenges for the Paris Climate Conference?

Urania Berlin, from Nov 24, 2015 07:30 PM to Nov 24, 2015 09:00 PM

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.

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Berlin Climate Summit - what is fair?

Haus der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Berlin, from Nov 24, 2015 05:00 PM to Nov 24, 2015 07:00 PM

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.

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Predicting the outcomes of the UN-Climate Conference in Paris

University of Potsdam, Campus Griebnitzsee, from Nov 18, 2015 04:30 PM to Nov 18, 2015 06:00 PM

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.

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Climate Agreement in Paris - Starting signal for global transformations?

Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, from Nov 12, 2015 08:00 AM to Nov 12, 2015 02:00 PM

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.

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Climate for Change - will the Paris summit live up to its promise?

Leighton Hall Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington Campus, Sydney (Australia), from Nov 10, 2015 06:00 PM to Nov 10, 2015 08:15 PM

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.

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Climate Change - Is Paris worth a travel?

Sacrow Castle, Potsdam, from Nov 08, 2015 04:00 PM to Nov 08, 2015 06:00 PM

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.

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What do scientists expect of the UN Climate Conference?

Wissenschaftsetage, Bildungsforum Potsdam, from Nov 04, 2015 06:00 PM to Nov 04, 2015 08:00 PM

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.

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