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