Tag Archive for 'Hans Joachim Schellnhuber'

Earth League’s climate scientists issue stark statement to spur action on reducing carbon emissions

September 16th, 2013 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Twelve members of the newly established Earth League – a global initiative of prominent climate scientists – have jointly published a stark statement two weeks prior to the launch of the first section of the latest IPCC’s report on climate change. The scientists agree that “the body of evidence indicating that our civilisation has already […]

Working out how a capital city can be climate neutral by 2050

April 15th, 2013 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Berlin aims to be climate neutral in the year 2050. A team of experts from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), on behalf of the Berlin Senate, the executive body governing the city of Berlin, will work to show how this goal can be achieved. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, PIK director, said “if the German […]

Qatar Foundation and PIK to create climate change research institute

December 7th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Qatar Foundation in partnership with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) has announced the creation of a pioneering climate change research institute. It will be the first of its kind “in a country whose wealth is founded on fossil fuels,” PIK’s director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber said. “Qatar declares to confront the climate challenge, […]

World Bank President says a 4°C warmer world must be avoided

November 20th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Humans’ emissions of greenhouse gases are breaking new records every year. These emissions are setting the atmosphere on a path towards an average 4°Celsius increase probably by 2100. This would cause risks beyond the experience of our civilization – including heat waves, especially in the tropics, a sea-level rise affecting hundreds of millions of people, […]

Developing a global framework to link climate and development policy

June 7th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

The Rio+20 summit could help pave the way towards a new global accord that links the crucial issues of climate protection and prosperity. “If the world wants to mitigate dangerous climate change, the discussions in Rio have to go beyond the very broad sustainability issue and the very narrow green growth notion,” says Hans Joachim […]

The Durban Vision Statement – unprecedented transformation required for global sustainability

December 15th, 2011 by Stockholm Environment Institute

Looking ahead to Rio+20 and future climate negotiations, four of the world’s leading research institutes on global sustainability have released a statement calling on world leaders to “adopt a new mindset to listen to the voice of science and knowledge and address the unavoidable interconnections between global sustainability, poverty eradication, social justice and economic development […]