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

Friday, 29. October 2010

Oct 2010, Potsdam: PCPM Climate Breakfast with Professor Rosina M. Bierbaum

On October 29, 2010, the PCPM held a "Climate Breakfast" with Professor Rosina M. Bierbaum, Co-Director of the World Development Report 2010. The talk was organised within the framework of PROGRESS and the course "Global Environmental Policy" taught by Detlef Sprinz , Ph.D. (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research - PIK) of the postgraduate Master's Program in Public Policy and Management (PPM). Prof. Bierbaum was named to President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in 2009, has been dean of the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment since 2001 and worked as consultant in the Bush as well as Clinton administration. In the discussion, Prof. Bierbaum emphasized that scientists shall learn to frame their insigths also in a political language to make them relevant.


Climate Breakfast with Professor Rosina M. Bierbaum,

Dean, School of Natural Resources and Environment
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

on Friday, October 29th, 2010
9:30 - 11 am

University of Potsdam, Griebnitzsee-Campus


Rosina M. Bierbaum, named to President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in 2009, has been Dean of the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment since 2001. She was selected in April 2008 by the World Bank to co-direct its prestigious World Development Report 2010, which this focuses on Climate Change.

As the World Development Report 2010 shows, today's enormous development challenges are complicated by the reality of climate change ─ the two are inextricably linked and demand immediate attention. Public policy can change to better help people cope with new or worsened risks: land and water management must adapt to better protect a threatened natural environment while feeding an expanding and more prosperous population, energy systems will need to be transformed. Through new GeoGovernance paths development and climate solutions can be integrated into public policy and management.