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PCPM Climate Breakfast with Mr. Norbert Gorißen

The Potsdam Centre for Policy and Management (PCPM) hereby cordially invites you to a Climate Breakfast with Mr. Norbert Gorißen, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Head of Division, Financing of  International Climate Policy, International Climate Initiative

on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
10 – 12 am (s.t.)
University of Potsdam, Griebnitzsee-Campus

This event is organised in the framework of PROGRESS together with Prof. Dr. Harald Fuhr and Dr. Markus Lederer (Chair of International Politics) for the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences.

Norbert Gorißen
heads the division “Financing of  International Climate Policy, International Climate Initiative” in the BMU. He joined the Ministry in 1999 and worked for 3 years as a desk officer in the European Union division. Between 1986 and 1999 he held different positions in the Federal Environmental Agency of Germany and worked on various aspects of transport and environment, in both a national and international context. Currently he is responsible for the implementation of the “International Climate Initiative” (ICI) at the BMU, while at the international level he is particularly involved in the design of the “Green Climate Fund” for the UN Climate Change Conference, which shalll support projects, programmes, policies and other activities in developing country Parties using thematic funding windows.

The International Climate Initiative (ICI) was launched in 2008, BMU has initiated 220 projects with funding totalling some 450 million euros. The projects run for up to five years. Additional capital contributed by the agencies implementing the projects and funding from other public and private-sector sources bring the total funding volume for the ICI projects to over 1.2 billion euros. ICI’s 220 projects are distributed across partner countries in Asia, Central and Southeast Europe, the Newly Independent States, Central Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East, and Africa. In addition to bilateral and supraregional projects, the Initiative supports projects with a global focus. 15 per cent of ICI’s total funds are allocated to projects of a global nature.

As the number of participants is limited, we kindly ask you and all interested people to register by sending an e-mail to by Monday, Friday, 14th.  A confirmation e-mail will be sent.