Up-to-date Information on Climate Research and Climate Policy
The BfG a new member in the German Climate Consortium (DKK)
Presentation on 'International Climate Policy' at Kloster Banz
On 9th December 2011 the DKK Managing Director Tanja Fröhlich gave a speech on International Climate Policy for 120 scholars at Kloster Banz of the Hanns Seidel Foundation.
Pre-Durban: Climate Research and Climate Policies
Around 200 representatives of the diplomatic corps, the German industry, media and the civil society met today at the German Foreign Office to be informed about the latest scientific findings and political strategies for the forthcoming climate negotiations of the United Nations COP 17 in Durban, South Africa. The event was jointly organised by the German Climate Consortium (DKK), the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety, the Federal Ministry for Education and Research and the South African Embassy. The participants discussed with renowned German scientists the latest findings of climate research. The German negotiator at the world climate conference explained the EU position for Durban and informed about the expectations towards the outcome of the conference. The Federal Foreign Office provided information on activities within the frame of its „Climate Diplomacy“.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Working Group I (The Physical Science Basis) of the IPCC has provided Frequently Asked Questions (as PDF) which have been taken directly from the chapters of the underlying Fourth Assessment Report (2007).
IPCC, 2007: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M.Tignor and H.L. Miller (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.
Issue paper 'Climate Research Africa' published
The Issue Papier of the DKK working group on ‘Climate Research Africa’ consolidates the perspectives of German climate research on focal topics in the cooperation with African partners 2012 to 2020. It concerns the thematic design of partnership-based programmes for research and capacity building. In the third meeting of the working group on 14 September 2011 the core principles of the dissemination and communication of the issue paper were elaborated. The working group welcomes two new members: the University of Potsdam and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. Thus, the working group has grown to a total of 22 members plus one association, the German Marine Research Consortium.
The Issue Papier, download (pdf).