Aug 2010	GeoGovernance ist zentrales Element Im Antrag zur Exzellenzinitiative

Geogovernance is a central element in the application for the Excellence Initiative.       > read more


Sep 2010	Beim Schiffbauergasse-Fest wird Wissenschaft zum Anfassen präsentiert

Sep 2010: At the "Schiffbauergasse"-festival science is presented to be touched      > read more


29.10.2010: PCPM Climate Breakfast with Prof. Bierbaum         > read more

Apr 2010	Geo- und Klimawissenschaften im Auswärtigen Amt

Apr 2010: Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Federal Foreign Office.


Feb 2010	PROGRESS startet mit Kickoff-Meeting

Feb 2010: PROGRESS started with Kickoff-Meeting.        > read more

Saturday, 29. January 2011

Jan 2011, Potsdam: PCPM Climate Breakfast with Nicole Wilke, the German "Climate-Diplomat"


For the 2nd PCPM Climate Breakfast at the University of Potsdam on January 28th, 2011 we were able to have Ms. Nicole Wilke, Head of the Divison "International Climate Policy" at the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conversation and Nuclear Safety as our guest. As German Lead Negotiator within the UNFCCC, Ms. Wilke has been Germany’s leading "Climate Diplomat" since 2004. The event had been organized in the framework of Progress and the course "Governance of Risk: Preparing for climate change in a comparative perspective" taught by Ms. Thurid Hustedt (Chair of Political Science, Administration and Organization) for the students of the postgraduate Master’s program “Public Policy and Management” (PPM). The breakfast was conducted on the basis of the results of the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun during which the international Community succeeded for the first time in agreeing on a common goal which is to reduce global warming to less than 2°Celsius. After Ms. Wilke had shared her tasks and experiences within the UNFCCC, she discussed the challenges of international climate negotiations with the students and lecturers in the plenum.