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Diving Deep: Exhibition in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Berlin, from May 18, 2017 10:00 AM to May 18, 2017 12:00 PM

The new exhibition in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research provides exciting insights into the exploration of the deep-sea: from oases of life and resources from the ocean floor to the latest research equipment. Also changes in the dynamics of the oceans through human interventions, like climate change or plastic waste, are a major subject. At the exhibition launch, PIK-scientist Stefan Rahmstorf discusses with the ocean experts Jochem Marotzke and Monika Rhein about possible impacts of human behaviour, like a weakening of the gulf-stream. Event in German language, the entrance is free.

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Earth's Future: From Planetary Boundaries to Social Transformation

Humboldtbau, Technical University Ilmenau, from May 17, 2017 09:00 AM to May 17, 2017 11:00 AM

The motto of the Technical University Ilmenau is "The Spirit of Science". On the occasion of this year's Dies academicus, several festive events are going to take place. The testimonial lecture at the opening ceremony will be hold by PIK-scientist Wolfgang Lucht. He is co-chair of the PIK research domain "Earth System Analysis", Professor for Sustainability Science at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and member of the German Advisory Council on the Environment. He is going to speak about nothing less than Earth's Future - and how the knowledge about the Planetary Boundaries can lead to a Social Transformation. Entrance is free, no registration necessary.

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Climate Policy. Objectives, Conflicts, Solutions

ProjektZentrum Berlin (PZB), from May 15, 2017 01:00 PM to May 15, 2017 02:30 PM

The growing inequality between countries and incomes might be the greatest challenge for climate policy - one of the central theses of the new major book on climate policy, written by Ottmar Edenhofer and Michael Jakob. Edenhofer is chief economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC). Michael Jakob is leading the MCC-Taskforce "Public Economics". The book delivers a brief overview of climate policy as well as the deriving conflicts and opportunities for their solution. It presents the current state of research in a comprehensible language, without simplifying the complex matter too much. The Foundation Mercator invites to the public book presentation within the "Salon Mercator" series. Event in German language. The entrance is free, registration necessary.

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eMobility Summit: 7th conference on electromobility in Berlin

Der Tagesspiegel publishing building, Berlin, from May 09, 2017 01:45 PM to May 09, 2017 02:05 PM

Under this year's title "Electric Car - how to achieve the million?", experts from economy, science and politics get together to discuss once more about the mobility of the future. Anders Levermann is co-chair of the research domain "Sustainable Solutions" at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and gives impulses from the perspective of science in his keynote lecture. Tickets available online.

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re:publica 2017: Antarctica un-plugged

STATION Berlin, from May 08, 2017 05:15 PM to May 08, 2017 05:45 PM

At this year's re:publica conference, PIK-scientist Ricarda Winkelmann invites in a multimedia lecture to a journey far south. Update: recording available online. --- "Climate scientists see complicated code and algorithms on their screens – but through the huge amounts of data they can also see the past and future evolution of our oceans, forests or the polar ice caps. With one of the best computer models of Antarctica you can explore the ice-covered continent, but why should you care? Because burning all of the world’s available fossil-fuel resources would result in the complete melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, whose ice masses store water equivalent to more than 50 meters of sea-level rise."

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Save Food Congress 2017: Food Waste and Climate Impacts

Messe Düsseldorf, from May 04, 2017 01:30 PM to May 04, 2017 02:30 PM

In 2016, a team of PIK-scientists provided comprehensive food loss projections for countries around the world - while also calculating the associated emissions. About a tenth of overall global greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste by mid-century. At the international Save Food Congress, experts from business, science, political spheres and civil society get together to shed some light on the various facets of the food waste problem. PIK-scientist Prajal Pradhan contributed to last year's study, and gives insight into the impacts of food waste on the global climate. Update: PDF online.

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Conference: Making the Planetary Boundaries Concept Work

Berlin, Germany, from Apr 24, 2017 10:30 AM to Apr 25, 2017 04:00 PM

The Planetary Boundaries Concept was designed to define a "safe operating space for humanity" on Planet Earth. It was introduced in 2009 by an international team of scientists surrounding Johan Rockström from the Stockholm Resilience Center, PIK-director John Schellnhuber and other environmental experts. Hosted by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the Umweltbundesamt and the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and others organize an international conference on the practical implications for society, economy and politics - to make the Planetary Boundaries Concept work. Along with Johan Rockström, PIK-scientist Wolfgang Lucht and other renowned experts will be among the speakers. Registration is necessary.

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OLB-Forum: The Challenge of Climate Change.

OLB Löningen, from Mar 23, 2017 07:00 PM to Mar 23, 2017 09:00 PM

For over 30 years, the event series "Knowledge and Future" by the Oldenburgische Landesbank deals with perspectives in a changing world. For three decades, John Schellnhuber explores humanity's problem of climate change. Based on "Self-combustion", his major book on the climate crisis, he speaks about the fatal triangular relationship between climate, humanity and carbon. Registration necessary, event in German language.

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3rd Climate Day Castrop-Rauxel: Climate Change and Health

DIEZE (Dienstleistungszentrum), Castrop-Rauxel, from Mar 22, 2017 03:00 PM to Mar 22, 2017 07:30 PM

Also in Germany, the effects of Climate Change can already be felt. Hereby, its impacts are variing over space. The 3rd Climate Day Castrop-Rauxel deals with the questions, which specific changes are to be expected in the region - and which adaptation measures are necessary. PIK-scientist Carsten Walther explains in a lecture, which dangers Climate Change brings for human health. Event in German language, registration is necessary.

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Leopoldina-Symposium "Climate and Energy"

Vortragssaal der Leopoldina, Am Jägerberg 1, 06108 Halle (Saale), from Mar 16, 2017 11:00 AM to Mar 16, 2017 03:30 PM

For over 300 years, the Leopoldina is bringing together outstanding scientists from all over the world. This year's symposium of the class Mathematics, Natural and Technical Sciences deals with the topics Climate and Energy. PIK-director John Schellnhuber and PIK's chief economist Ottmar Edenhofer will hold two of the keynote lectures about the "Non-linearity of the climate problem" and the "Atmosphere as common property". Event in German language, registration is necessary.

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Future of the Cities: Climate protection and adaptation

Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik, Berlin, from Mar 15, 2017 05:00 PM to Mar 15, 2017 08:00 PM

Concerning climate protection and the adaptation to Climate Change, municipal actors play an important role. Within the series "Future of the Cities" of the Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik, PIK-scientist Fritz Reusswig and other experts are going to discuss about the topic. How can climate protection be implemented by as many actors as possible? Event in German language, registration is necessary.

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10th DStGB Conference on Climate Protection: Municipalities active for climate protection

Deutsche Welle Konferenzsaal, Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 3 in 53113 Bonn, from Mar 14, 2017 10:30 AM to Mar 14, 2017 06:00 PM

With its 10th Conference on Climate Protection, the German Town and Municipality Confederation is taking account of the fact that cities and municipalities in Germany have been significant key players in climate protection for many years. Outstanding municipal practical examples for the achievement of climate protection goals will be presented and the active discussion among representatives from municipalities, politics, science and economy will take place. PIK-Director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber will highlight the connections between climate change, morality and climate protection as a global citizen movement. Participation is liable to costs and registration is required. The event will be held in German language.

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"Things to Come" – Climate Change: what is Science, what is Fiction?

Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, 4th floor, Potsdamer Str. 2, 10785 Berlin (Mitte), from Mar 02, 2017 07:00 PM to Mar 02, 2017 11:59 PM

How will we live in the future? The exhibiton "Things to Come. Science · Fiction · Film" in the Museum for Film and Television of the Deutsche Kinemathek examines the interaction between Science Fiction and our hopes and fears about the future. Without doubt, the impacts of climate change will shape our lives in the coming decades and beyond. In his lecture "Climate Change: What is Science, what is Fiction?", PIK-scientist Stefan Rahmstorf provides clarity about the state of climate science and cleans up with climate myths. Free admission.

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International Workshop: Compensating for Climate Change Impacts?

Hotel Harbour Grand, 20 Tak Fung St, Hung Hom, Hong Kong SAR | PR China, from Feb 17, 2017 12:00 PM to Feb 18, 2017 07:30 PM

In light of the debates during COP21 and COP22 on responsibility for climate change-related impacts, this international workshop discusses new approaches on how financial markets, insurances and other risk management measures can compensate loss and damage due to climate impacts, which can neither be avoided by mitigation nor reduced by adaptation. Among other PIK-researchers, Prof. Detlef Sprinz, Prof. Anders Levermann and Dr. Katja Frieler will contribute to this two-day workshop with international experts from policy advisory and insurance business.

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Congress: Compensating for Climate Change Impacts?

Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong, China, from Feb 17, 2017 12:00 PM to Feb 18, 2017 07:00 PM

At the COP21 in Paris, the limiting of global warming well below 2°C was negotiated. Nevertheless, the impacts of the still ongoing climate change already endanger the well-being of populations all around the world. While the global causers of global warming often differ from its global sufferers, some climate impacts can neither be avoided by mitigation nor reduced by adaptation. At the congress "Compensating for Climate Change Impacts?" by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), international experts from climate change research, policy advisors and insurance business will discuss new approaches on how financial markets, insurances and other risk management measures can solve or limit the conundrum of loss & damage/compensation for those impacts. Among others, PIK-scientists Detlef Sprinz, who also organizes the event, and Katja Frieler contribute to the program. Registration necessary.

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GENUG FÜR ALLE - Conference on the Social-ecological Transformation

Zeche-Zollverein Essen, from Jan 28, 2017 10:00 AM to Jan 28, 2017 12:00 PM

How can the Great Transformation, in the sense of a social-ecological conversion, be promoted in the face of climate change and environmental degradation? This is the topic of the GENUG FÜR ALLE Conference by DIE LINKE. in the German Bundestag and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, held in Essen this January. Based on "Self-combustion", his major book on the climate crisis, PIK-director John Schellnhuber discusses with Katja Kipping under the title "(Nature) science demands revolt" about the topic. Entrance is free, registration is necessary. Event in German language.

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Science-Meets-Art Event: “How can a Minority tip the Majority? Inducing Transformations on the Ground”

Potsdam Museum, from Jan 23, 2017 07:00 PM to Jan 23, 2017 10:00 PM

This year's Earth League Symposium "Transformation now!" is hosted by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). PIK-director John Schellnhuber and Johan Rockström, chair of the scientific alliance Earth League and director of the Stockholm Resilience Center, invite international scientists to work together on the solution of humanity's big challenges. In the course of the Symposium, there will take place a public Science-meets-Art Event in the Potsdam Museum, that is going to reflect the scientific perspective on the transformation to sustainability with discussion and performance. Programme: Transformation perspectives for South America and the Amazon region (Carlos Nobre), World regional diversity and transformation (Tanya Abrahamse) und Live performance and raising public awareness through engaged sound art (Werner Cee). Registration is requested.

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International Green Week 2017: Climate Change and Agriculture

Messe Berlin, from Jan 19, 2017 02:00 PM to Jan 19, 2017 03:00 PM

In January, the 82th International Green Week is going to take place in Berlin. Thematic, renewable resources, organic agriculture, gardening and the future of rural development continue to gain importance. Thereby, climate change threatens agricultural productivity, forcing up food prices. A new PIK-study shows, how trade could help minimizing these risks. PIK-scientist Hermann Lotze-Campen is going to present the study results at the press conference of the Grain Club agricultural association.

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Panel Discussion on Market Economy and Climate Protection

Sky Lobby of the DZ Bank, Pariser Platz 3, 10117 Berlin, from Jan 18, 2017 12:00 PM to Jan 18, 2017 01:30 PM

How can the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement be achieved without endangering our prosperity? Are economic growth and climate protection compatible at all and if so, how can economy and climate protection be reconciled? PIK Chief-Economist Prof. Ottmar Edenhofer will discuss these central issues of future economic and energy policies at the DZ Bank Panel Discussion together representatives from politics and the visitors. Due to a limited number of vacancies, registration is requested. The event is free and will be held in German language.

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25 Years Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt

Radialsystem V, Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin, from Dec 08, 2016 12:00 PM to Dec 08, 2016 10:00 PM

The Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (German Federal Environmental Foundation) has been funding innovative and pilot projects for the protection of the environment for 25 years. On this occasion, the foundation invites to its anniversary congress "Innovations - With Courage into a Sustainable Future" on December 8th. The central issue of the event is how innovations can make a targeted contribution to the great transformation and how the development towards a sustainable society can be shaped. In this context, Prof. Dr. Schellnhuber, Director of PIK, will speak about "The Quadrature of the Climate Circle".

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