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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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Sustainability Network SDSN discusses global responsibility and the upcoming legislative term

Sustainability Network SDSN discusses global responsibility and the upcoming legislative term

10/16/2017 - Leading experts for sustainable development from Germany will gather at the meeting of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Germany in Berlin to discuss the implementation of sustainable development targets (SDGs) with participants from industry, politics, and civil society. The meeting on October 26th focuses on the international responsibility of Germany, particularly in regard to the newly elected Bundestag.

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“We need you”: UN climate chief to Potsdam climate scientists

“We need you”: UN climate chief to Potsdam climate scientists

10/13/2017 - Hundreds of millions of people will be affected by climate change impacts and their implications for health or migration already within the next few decades, sectors that so far often get overlooked in this context. This is one of the insights of the Impacts World Conference organised by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany this week. About 500 scientists from 67 countries were gathering at the conference with the title “Counting the true costs of climate change” to push climate impact research to the next level by better integrating socio-economic factors. At the same time, the institute celebrated its 25th anniversary hosting this meeting of the global impacts research community, in the spirit of its mission followed for a quarter century: further advancing scientific progress and communicating insights to stakeholders.

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Impacts World 2017 Conference

Impacts World 2017 Conference

11.-13. October 2017, Potsdam. Impacts World is the leading international conference covering the diversity and depth of climate-impacts research today. IW2017 follows on from the inaugural Impacts World 2013, held in Potsdam, Germany, which brought together impacts researchers and stakeholders from across the spectrum of impacted sectors, initiating an era of truly integrated cross-sectoral climate-impacts research.

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Online Course on Climate Change, Risks and Challenges now in English

Online Course on Climate Change, Risks and Challenges now in English

10/01/2017 - How will climate change affect our lifes? What are the consequences? How can we mitigate climate change? These questions will be explored by scientists from leading German institutes during the interdisciplinary online course ClimateMOOC. The “Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)” is addressed to everybody interested and aims to impart a profound understanding of the climate system and climate change.

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Cities and Climate Conference: International experts discuss a sustainable future for cities

Cities and Climate Conference: International experts discuss a sustainable future for cities

09/14/2017 - More than 150 city experts from all over the world will come together next week in Potsdam to discuss the future of our cities under climate change. Cities are at the center of the global climate change problem. Not only are they the origin of large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, they are also vastly affected by the impacts of climate change – like extreme weather events that generate high socioeconomic costs. The ‘Cities and Climate Conference 2017’, which is taking place from the 19th-21st of September 2017 in Potsdam, will therefore discuss how cities of the future can become more sustainable and resilient.

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