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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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