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. So suitable adaptation strategies have to be developed as well as possibilities to reduce the emissions. 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.
In context of Girls' Day 2015, 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.
For the 4th time, the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research organizes the international Nobel Cause Symposium on Global Sustainability. Nobel laureates and junior scientists from all over the world discuss about the problems of our planet and together develop solution approaches. This year's Symposium takes place in Hong Kong and deals with the topic "4C: Changing Climate, Changing Cities".
The Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice in cooperation with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Humboldt University Berlin invites to an interactive dialogue on April 13 7-8:30pm in the Senatssaal of HU Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
Symposium "for a cooperation of Science, Politics and Society". On the occasion of climate researcher Hartmut Graßl's 75th birthday, renowned scientists come together in Hamburg to term the challenges of Climate Change and to develop solution approaches. PIK's Chief Economist Ottmar Edenhofer therefore pursues the question of which research is necessary for Climate Protection.
Lecture with following discussion round. Climate protection and adaptation to climate change are some of the most important challenges of the 21st century. Especially urban areas will be hot spots concerning these matters. Within IHK-Environment Panel 2015 "Climate Change: Challenge for an advanced urban planning and building design", PIK's Chief Economist Ottmar Edenhofer speaks about climate impacts on economy and solution approaches for a 2°-economy.
Like in the last years, the Physics of Socio-Economic Systems Division of German Physical Society organizes a Spring Meeting concerning the mathematical and computer simulation of social and economic systems. Among others, there will be a Symposium about Physics of Sustainability and human-nature-interactions, arranged by PIK-scientists Reik Donner and Diego Rybski.
Discussion round. What can the worldwide civil society contribute to the solution of the global challenge of climate protection? How can politics support these efforts? PIK's Head of Executive Staff Daniel Klingenfeld debates with other renowned experts about this topic in a discussion round at Leuphana University Lueneburg.
Lecture with following discussion round. Ten years ago, Kyoto Protocol was adopted. On this occasion, Jochem Marotzke (Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology) and Jan Minx (Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research) discuss about results, scopes ans perspectives of climate policy.
Discussion Round. 'Uncorking East Antarctica yields unstoppable sea-level rise' - 'Antarctica could raise sea level faster than previously thought'. In the context of 'Arctic helix' exhibition, the climate experts Andreas Groh (German Research Center for GeoSciences), Hans-Wolfgang Hubberten (Alfred Wegener Institute) and Stefan Rahmstorf (Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research) discuss about the stage of affairs in climate research. What do we know? What is uncertain? How can we act? Arranged by RBB Inforadio and pro Wissen Potsdam e.V.
Public Lecture. PIK's chief economist Ottmar Edenhofer reports on the state of affairs in climate change research and adaptation and climate protection strategies in a global context. Public lecture at Urania Berlin as part of the 'Leibniz Lessons' lecture series.
This workshop brings together theoretical physicists and complex systems scientists with distinguished researchers working on health, energy, and climate change to study the interactions between these systems and present important applied research opportunities for young physicists.
Public Lecture. PIK's chief economist Ottmar Edenhofer comments on the role of science and the responsibility of politics in the context of climate change. How could these sectors work together in the face of the global challenge of climate protection? Public lecture with following discussion round at HWR Berlin.
By 2050, two-thirds of all humans will be living in cities. What will the impact be for health care? How can we ensure today that diseases won’t develop into epidemics in megacities in the future? The 6th World Health Summit, held from October 19 – 22 in Berlin, will raise questions like these.