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Selected Keynotes/Honarable Panels 2006-2021




  • Invited Keynote: Opening Panel. European Union, Policy Forum on Development: Towards more effective multi-stakeholder partnerships to achieve the environmental ambition of the 2030 Agenda? Brussels, Belgium, March 2019.
  • Keynote: COP25 Madrid, EU Pavillion: Event:  Technology Transition for industry – the role of research and innovation programmes, Madrid, December 2019
  • Keynote: Climate Resilient City Symposium, Massey College/U. Toronto, October 2019


  • Invited Keynote: Opening Panel -- Theme 3 Planery: Solutions for the transition to low carbon and climate resilient cities. IPCC Cities Conference, Edmonton/Alberta, March 2018
  • Keynote by JP Kropp: "Unlocking Synergies between SDGs and Agriculture" on High Level Talks of Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Science Forum 2018, Stellenbosch, South-Africa: "Win more, lose less: Capturing synergies between SDGs through agricultural research"
  • Panelist "Ecosystems and Livelihoods under Threat – Solutions for a Changing Hindu Kush Himalaya", Global Solution Summit, Berlin, May 2018


  • Invited Panel Member (by German Embassy Washington) on behalf of the Transatlantic Climate Bridge for a discussion of actual climate diplomacy at German Historical Institute/Washington; invited lectures at USF/Tampa, GeorgiaTech/Atlanta and Carnegie Mellon/Pennsylvania.
  • Invited Keynote "Global Energy Landscape" on SUSCO 2017 at Antall Jozsef Knowledge Center, Budapest, Oct. 26th, 2017.
  • Panel presentation on the workshop ''How Economic and Social Actors can Champion CO2-phase-out'' European Energy Week, Brussels, June 22nd, 2017


  • Invited Keynote Speaker (Reconciliation of agriculture, human development and climate protection) on the 6th Mexican-German Climate Dialogue at Hacienda De Los Morales, Mexico City, May 20th, 2016
  • Invited Keynote Speaker ''The Future of Climate Related City Research'' on the Conference ''Cities as Complex Systems, Structure, Scaling and Economics'', Castle Herrenhausen, Volkswagen Foundation, Hannover, July 13th, 2016


  • Invited expert on the Ambassadors Panel (Excellencies represented: Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, France, European Union, Minister for Energy: Bosnia and Herzogovina): Climate Change Dialogue, University of Sarajevo, 5.11.2015 (on behalf of German Foreign Office)
  • Invited key note Climate German-Mexican Climate Change Dialogue, Mexico City/UNAM (on behalf of German Foreign Office and German Technical Cooperation), 18.11.2015
  • Invited Panelist:"The inequality of climate change: Scientific and policy challenges and perspectives", European Commission and Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin 21.10.2015


  • Invited expert on a cabinet meeting and key note speaker of the Gov’t of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the launching of Kazakhstan’s green economy strategy, Astana/Kazakhstan, 29.7.2014
  • Plenary Key Note Lecture at Lanzhou University: "Climate Change and how it affects Modern Cultures, Dunhuang Forum: "Revitalizing the Silk Road", Lanzhou/China, 10.10.2014
  • Plenary Key Note on the occasion of a new agreement between Chinese and German Science Foundation at Xiamen University/China on "Climate Change and Sustainable Cities", Xiamen/China, 23.06.2014
  • Plenary Key Note Lecture and panelist on invitation of Worldbank Meeting on ”Climate Change in Central Asia”, Almaty/Kazahkstan, 13.05.2014


  • Plenary Key Note on Opening event of "Science Tunnel Exhibition" at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru on behalf of Federal Ministry for Education and Research Germany, Lima/Peru, 28.05.2013.
  • Key note on The Challenge of Climate Communication, Global Calculator 2050 Launch, UK Dept. of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), London/UK, 20.09.2013.
  • Key note and panel discussion (together with Env. Minister Manuel Pulgar Vidal) at a preparatory meeting for the upcoming UNFCCC COP conference in Lima 2014, Aula Magna/Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima/Peru, 12.11.2013
  • Key note at International Loss & Damage Conference ”What can we learn from data integration for a better assessment of loss and damages”. Bangkok/Thailand, 30.08.2013,
  • Key note "Cities of the Future”, Global Sustainability Summer School. Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam/Germany, 11.7.2013.
  • Key note "Climate Change and Challenges for Modern Civilisations”, Seminario Internacional Adaptacion el Gambio Climatico: Desafios para el siglio XXI, Universidad de Conception, Conception/Chile, 19.03.2013
  • Key note "Climate Change: where we are, what we can expect, and what we need to do”, International Conference on Climate Change, Yildiz University, Instanbul/Turkey, 06.11.2013


  • Key note on ”Climate Change Challenges and Threats: Lessons learnt from City Case Studies in India and Philippines” at Assembly of City Majors and City Commissioners of South-East-Asian ICLEI Cities, Hotel Fortune Howrah, Howrah/India, 22.02.2012
  • Key note ”Climate Change as a Global Challenge: Defining international research priorities”, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing/China, 15.12.2012.
  • Introductory Key note on ”Climate Change Challenges: Shrinking Limits, Fair Burden Sharing, Post-Modern Societies” at Annual Meeting of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and German Chancellor Scholarship Holder, Bonn/Germany, 03.09.2012


  • Key note at opening plenary of the Resilient Cities 2011 conference, Bonn/Germany, 03.06.2011
  • Key note and closing address at Inaugural Session at Alexander von Humboldt Conference on Adaptation & Mitigation of Climate Change on occasion of 60th anniversary of Indian/German diplomatic relationships together with Chief Minister Gowda and Governor Dr. Hans Raj Bhardwaj (Karnataka State), Bangolore/India, 17.10.2011.
  • Key note lecture on ”The Climate Change Challenge: the common destiny for the North and the South” at Alexander von Humboldt Conference on Adaptation & Mitigation of Climate Change, Bangolore/India, 20.10.2011.


  • Key note on Side Event of German Technical Cooperation (GIZ): Development Pathways and GHG emissions for Developing Nations. UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP16), Cancun/Mexico, 9.12.2010
  • Key note on ”Climate Change: on what we are talking about & and implications for the South-Pacific Region” on behalf of German Ministry for Economic Cooperation. Workshop of South-Pacific Policy Makers: Climate Change and Adaptation in the Pacific Island Region, Suva/Fiji, 17.11.10
  • Honorable Member of the concluding Panel summing up the results of Int. Conf. on Climate Change & Development at President’s Residency Islamabad/Pakistan on invitation of the Gov’t of Pakistan, Panel Members: President Ali Asif Zardari, Environmental Minister Afridi, United Nations Country Director Tanaka, Islamabad/Pakistan 22.10.2010
  • Key note on invitation of the Gov’t of Pakistan on Int. Conf. on Climate Change and Development: The challenge of climate change: how to reconcile mitigation, adaptation and sustainable development, Islamabad/Pakistan, 20.10.2010
  • Key note on invitation of Gov’t of Brazil on ICID+18: Transition to sustainability: how to derive blueprints for a climate friendly and sustainable development? 2. Int. Conf. on Climate, Sustainability and Development, Fortaleza/Brasil, 17.8.10
  • Key note on a High Tea of the Indo-German Forum of the Parliamentarians: Impacts of Climate Change on India: Threats, Preparedness and Recommendations, responded by a friendly intervention of Nitin Desai (former Undersecretary General of United Nations), 16.03.2010, New Delhi/India
  • Key note on Int. Conf. on the Environment and Natural Resources: Climate Adaptation and Mitigation: The 5+1 pillars we need to solve for a better world, Mahidol University, Bangkok/Thailand, 12.11.10


  • Key note on side event of German Technical Cooperation (GTZ): Driving home solutions: transport emissions trading and regional adaptation information, UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP15), Copenhagen/Denmark, 10.12.2009
  • Key note "The challenge of regional assessment: how to combine remote sensing and information from the ground?" European Commission: Regions for Economic Change, European regions reaching for the sky - Satellite information systems for risk management. Brussels/Belgium, 17.02.2009
  • Key note Lecture "The 2+1 challenges of Climate Change: is it possible to reconcile climate protection, adaptation, and development?" International Conference on Sustainability Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo/Japan, 5.2.2009.
  • Key note: Estado das artes: Experiêncas práticas e pesquisa sobre vulnerabilidade e adaptacão aos impactos da mudanca climatica em nivel mundial. Diálogo de Expertos Adaptacão às Mudancas Climáticas e Combate à Desertificacão no Semiárido, Cooperacão Republica do Brasil e Republica Federal da Alemanha, Recife/Brazil, 13.03.2009


  • Stimulus Talk ”Challenge of climate change: How to improve information gaps by knowledge based systems”, Joint Meeting: Intensification of Sino-German Cooperations. Ministry of Science and Technology, Beijing/China, 19.12.2008
  • Key note on ivitation of Gov’t of Singapore ”Climate Change: is it only a management problem?” Policy Meeting: Global Climate Change: Building Consilience Between Science, Security and Policy, Singapore, 14.07.2008
  • Keynote on Alteracões Climátics e Suguranca Energética, Senate Assembleia da República: "Climate Change: triggering pathways towards a modern and sustainable civilization?” Lisbon/Portugal, 01.07.2008
  • Climate Change: What are the challenges for Global Players? Annual Assembly of the International Communication Mangers of Siemens Company, Berlin/Germany, 6.05.2008


  • Invited Scientific Colloquium: ”Qualitative Physics as a concept for Earth System Analysis”, British Antarctic Survey, University of Cambridge, Clare College, Cambridge/UK, 13.8.2007
  • Key Note: Adapatation options and experiences: Case studies in the Baltic Sea Area, Germany and Northern Africa. Commission of Sustainable Development, Conseil l’Europe, Strasbourg/France, 11.09.2007
  • Key note on invitation of Ministry for the Environment: Scenari di cambiamento futuro per la aree a rischio idrogeologico [Hydrometeorological Risk Assessment Usefulness of the Vulnerability Concept and Scenarios]. Conferenza Nazionale Cambiamenti Climatici, (External expert on invitation of Ministero dell Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare for the preparation of the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan of Italy), Naples – Castel d’Oro/Italy, 10.07.2007
  • Invited Scientific Colloquium: The pattern approach as a key concept for analyzing human-environment interactions, University of Zurich/EAWAG Dübendorf, Switzerland, 8.3.2003


  • Key note on invitation of the European Commission: Effects and Impact of Climate Change on the EU Accession and Candidate Countries: How mitigation and adaptation may be possible? The Future Climate Policy in the European Union Accession and Candidate Countries: Looking Beyond 2012, Sofia/Bulgaria, 14.06.2006
  • Programmed intervention on invitation of the Minister President of Tuscany: Health of our Entire Planet: Syndromes of Global Change. San Rossore Meeting: ‘A New Global Vision: Health a Universial Right?’ Respone to the lectures of Carlos Corvalan (WHO, Climate Change and Health) Prabhu Pingali (FAO, Ecosystems – life forces of the Planet), Pisa – San Rossore/Italy, 14.07.2006