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