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Congratulations Dr. Christoph Gornott!

Congratulations Dr. Christoph Gornott!

16/02/2018 - Christoph Gornott successfully defended his PhD thesis with the title: 'Improving crop modeling approaches for supporting farmers to cope with weather risks" at the Humboldt University of Berlin

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PIK Research Days: “Keep digging in your pockets”

PIK Research Days: “Keep digging in your pockets”

02/23/2018 - Scientists and staff of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) gathered this week for their annual roadshow of scientific achievements and discussions of future projects. Climate negotiations, climate migration, public health, sea-level legacy, jet streams, ice losses at Antarctica, carbon pricing – these were just some of the topics presented by PIK’s four research domains. This year’s research days focused in particular on the upcoming 1.5°C IPCC special report as well as on global change, big data and digitalization.

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Social and Natural science together: New Co-Directors to lead the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Social and Natural science together: New Co-Directors to lead the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

23/02/2018 - The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is reinventing itself – appointing a twin leadership bringing together natural sciences and social sciences stronger than ever. In late September, the German climate economist Ottmar Edenhofer and the Swedish Earth system scientist Johan Rockström will become directors of the internationally renowned institute which is a member of the Leibniz Association. This was decided on Friday by the institute's Board of Trustees, headed by the Brandenburg Ministry of Science, Research and Culture and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The retirement of the founding director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber this autumn after a quarter of a century as the head of the institute marks the beginning of a new era in Potsdam.

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Potsdam-China and back: "When climate projections return home"

Potsdam-China and back: "When climate projections return home"

02/05/2018 - China's Guanting region is threatened by water scarcity - how water and land can be used sustainably was explored over several years by a German-Chinese team headed by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Now the scientists published a book on their findings. The researchers applied computer simulations on climate change and water cycles in Brandenburg to the Guanting region. They thereby gained valuable new methodological insights for refining their models - and now bring this back to Germany: a learning process across continents.

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Congratulations Dr. Bernhard Schauberger

Congratulations Dr. Bernhard Schauberger

24/01/2018 - Bernhard Schauberger successfully defended his PhD thesis with the title: 'Improving crop models with respect to yield variability and climate extremes as a precondition for food security assessments' at the Humboldt University of Berlin

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Congratulations Dr. Christin Meyer!

Congratulations Dr. Christin Meyer!

12/20/2017 - Our colleague Christin Meyer has successfully defended her PhD thesis "Climate Change and Sustainable Risk Management for Agriculture - Building business resilience through adaptation. The Case Study of the `Mount Hesse`farm in Australia" at the University of Hamburg.

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VDL Journal - Interview mit Prof. Dr. Hermann Lotze-Campen

VDL Journal - Interview mit Prof. Dr. Hermann Lotze-Campen

12/22/2017 - Kurz vor Weihnachten wurde RD2 Co-Chair Prof. Dr. Hermann Lotze-Campen vom VDL-Journal in einem Interview zum Thema 'Folgen des Klimawandels und wie ihnen begegnet werden kann' befragt.

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PIK scientists at the Chaos Communication Congress 34C3

PIK scientists at the Chaos Communication Congress 34C3

29/12/2017 - For four days between Christmas and New Year´s, thousands of hackers, experts and artists meet every year to exchange news and views and learn about new technological developments and tools. The 34th Chaos Communication Congress (34C3) takes place in Leipzig this year, the organizers expect more than 13.000 participants. Science is represented as well, this year also by experts of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) - climate change is one of this year´s main themes.

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Bernhard Schauberger third place in "Climate Risk Research Award"

Bernhard Schauberger third place in "Climate Risk Research Award"

12/03/2017 - Bernhard Schauberger, RD2 Guest Scientist currently affiliated to the LSCE (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environment), received the third place at the Allianz "Climate Risk Research Award". He was awarded for his plans on a forecast model

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ReKliEs-De: Future climate trends in Germany

ReKliEs-De: Future climate trends in Germany

12/11/2017 - More heat-waves and heavy rainfalls, fewer cold spells, an increase in the annual mean temperature by 4°C, this is how the climate in Germany could evolve until the year 2100 in a scenario of unabated climate change - with massive consequences for agriculture and public health. These are the results of the project ReKliEs-De ("Regional Climate Projections Ensemble for Germany") which for the first time estimates current climate projections for the German federal states and river basins. The prospects for Germany in a business as usual scenario are severe - if no active countermeasures will be taken. However, the results also show that if all climate protection agreements will be consistently implemented, the two-degree target agreed in Paris is still achievable.

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Climate and public health: Leopoldina Dialogue in Potsdam

Climate and public health: Leopoldina Dialogue in Potsdam

12/05/2017 - Climate change related risks for public health are one of the most important challenges of today. However, the science communities on both sides of the fence have so far not sufficiently interacted to reflect the critical nexus of climate change and health. Taking the first mover advantage, a workshop of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) now brought together renowned scientists from climate sciences, health and medicine, psychology, environmental sciences, social sciences and economics. They will develop a publication offering stakeholder and decision-makers orientation on public health and climate policy.

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Round table about climate-change communication at PIK

Round table about climate-change communication at PIK

10/05/2017 - Specialists in the field of climate-change communications met in Potsdam to discuss communication and climate change.

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Schwieriges Einmaleins

Schwieriges Einmaleins

11/03/2017 - In einem Artikel mit Dr. Katja Frieler und Prof. Dr. Hermann Lotze-Campen berichtet VDI Nachrichten über die Impacts-World-Konferenz und den Anspruch, die wirklichen Kosten des Klimawandels zu berechnen.

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Consumption is the bottleneck for sustainable development

Consumption is the bottleneck for sustainable development

12/01/2017 - From ending poverty to improving wellbeing, gender equality, cities' resilience or climate action - while synergies among most of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) foster progress in sustainable development, there are some key conflicts or bottlenecks that could hamper achieving the SDG objectives for 2030. This is the result of a new comprehensive analysis by a team of scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). According to the study, responsible consumption and production seems to be such a bottleneck, as data from the past shows.

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Congratulations, Dr. Bin Zhou!

Congratulations, Dr. Bin Zhou!

11/20/2017 - Our colleague Bin Zhou successfully defended his PhD thesis 'On the assessment of surface urban heat island: size, urban form, and seasonality' at Potsdam University. We congratulate him on this important step in his professional career!

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Prof. Dr. Hermann Lotze-Campen in "top agrar"

Prof. Dr. Hermann Lotze-Campen in "top agrar"

10/26/2017 - "top agrar", one of the leading monthly journals for practical farmers in Germany, features an external contribution from Prof. Dr. Hermann Lotze-Campen on land use in the future.

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Many PIK scientists at COP23 in Bonn

Many PIK scientists at COP23 in Bonn

03/11/2017 - A number of experts from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) will take part in the climate summit COP23, taking place from November 6-17 in Bonn and presided by Fiji. PIK director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber will present the ten things you need to know about climate change, together with UNFCCC´s Patricia Espinosa, for example. At a side event with experts from the ETH Zürich, the ACT Alliance and Bread for the World, PIK´s chief economist Ottmar Edenhofer will discuss how to implement equity in the framework of the Paris Agreement.

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Congratulations, Dr. Isabelle Weindl!

Congratulations, Dr. Isabelle Weindl!

10/16/2017 - Isabelle Weindl successfully defended her PhD thesis 'Livestock futures in a changing world: Modelling interactions between animal agriculture and the environment' at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

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Hermann Lotze-Campen appointed to AgMIP’s new Executive Committee

Hermann Lotze-Campen appointed to AgMIP’s new Executive Committee

10/23/2017 - The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program (AgMIP) has just established an Executive Committee, reflecting the growing impact of scientific contributions of AgMIP. The new members are internationally recognized leaders for their sustained scientific and technical contributions to agricultural sciences. From the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK), Hermann Lotze-Campen, Chair of Research Domain Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities and Professor of Sustainable Land Use and Climate Change at Humboldt University Berlin, was appointed as a new member to the Executive Committee.

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PROFOUND Final Event

PROFOUND Final Event

10/09/2017 - The Final Conference of PROFOUND on "Robust projections of forests under climate change - data, methods and models" took place at PIK on the 9th and 10th of October 2017

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