Wachstum, Beschäftigung und Klimaschutz (German)

Berlin, June 09, 2008

Eine gut konzipierte Klimapolitik ist Wachstumspolitik. Durch klug gewählte Investitionsstrategien werden gleichzeitig Treibhausgase reduziert und Wachstum und Beschäftigung generiert. Entscheidend hierfür ist es, dass in den Sektoren Energie, Industrie, Gebäude und Verkehr zusätzliche Investitionen durchgeführt werden. Notwendig ist ein gutes Investitionsklima für Klimainvestitionen. Die Frage, welche zusätzlichen Investitionen in welche Sektoren mit dem Fokus auf welche Technologien fließen sollten, diskutiert die Investitionskonferenz des Bundesumweltministeriums am 09.06.2008 in Berlin. Read more

Product Carbon Footprinting and CO2-Labeling in Europe

Dialogue Forum: Low Carbon Society #3
Brussels, May 13, 2008

More and more companies are recognizing the opportunities and challenges climate change poses to their business. They are confronted with rising expectations from stakeholders to act on climate change. They increasingly understand that taking actions on climate change may lead to efficiency gains, lower risk exposure, and that it can improve consumer recognition. Read more

Klimawandel: Reichen gute Ideen? (German)

Eberswalde, April 10, 2008

‘Germany – Land of Ideas’ the international Master Study Programme ‘Global Change Management’ at the Eberswalde University of Applied Sciences was awarded a prize for being an outstanding innovative project. The symposium ‘Klimawandel – Reichen gute Ideen?’ is the major event within this frame and will focus on higher education needs in face of global climate change. Read more

Ökologische Nachhaltigkeit (German)

Nachhaltigkeit – Ein Programm für unsere Zukunft
Berlin, April 08, 2008

Nachhaltigkeit betrifft alle Betrachtungsebenen, kann also lokal, regional, national oder global verwirklicht werden.

Während aus ökologischer Perspektive zunehmend ein globaler Ansatz verfolgt wird, steht hinsichtlich der wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Nachhaltigkeit oft der nationale Blickwinkel im Vordergrund. Read more

Climate Change and the Cities of the Future

ECF Annual Conference 2008
Alcalá de Henares, April 1-2, 2008

Art, technology and economics, acting in synergy, have a decisive role in stopping the accelerating climate change. Cities are the main source of greenhouse gases emissions: The production of electricity is finally directed to the cities; buildings must be heated and cooled, people and goods need daily transport to and from the cities. Today, the design of cities still follows a thousand years old concept that maybe is no longer necessary or useful. Read more

Renewables in the Mediterranean

German-Italian Cooperation for the Development of Renewable Energies in the Mediterranean – The SuperSmart Grid
Berlin, March 28, 2008

The world today is facing increasing energy prices, diminishing fossil energy resources and rapidly increasing energy demand. Today, the price of oil is around 100 $/bbl. Over 60 oil-producing countries have already passed their production peaks; the exploitation of world oil reserves continues to outpace the discovery of new resources. At the same time, a 50% increase in world energy demand is expected by 2030, leading to tougher competition for diminishing resources. Read more

United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali

Circe Event
Bali, December 12, 2007

Agenda Circe Side Event

15 min. The CIRCE Project Antonio Navarra, CMCC/INGV
15 min. CIRCE – Impact Assessment and the Social Context Laurence Tubiana, IDDRI
15 min. Climate Research Activities in the European Framework Program Elisabeth Lipiatou, DG Research, European Commission

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IPCC Conference 2007

What’s Next? Policy Responses to the IPCC IV Assessment Report
Berlin, November 23, 2007

According to the 4 IPCC Assessment Report (AR4) Greenhouse gas emissions are projected to increase unless further policy measures are put in place. The warming of the planet is now unequivocal and it is almost universally accepted that human activities are responsible for it. If current trends of temperature increase are not stopped, major, adverse changes in the climate system with potentially dangerous impacts on ecosystems, food supply security and water resources are to be expected. Read more

ECF Annual Conference 2007: Financing the Next Industrial Revolution

Global Investments for Climate and Energy Security
Berlin, March 26-27, 2007

Climate change is real. Its impacts can be detected already today and will become far more serious if effective mitigation and adaptation measures are not undertaken.

There is widespread agreement that global temperature increase should not exceed 2°C above the pre-industrial level. However, there is no credible plan – neither from politics nor from business – on how to reach this target. Read more