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.

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Monday, 24. January 2011

Jan 2011: Potsdam Glacial research congress: Worldwide Echo

Today newspapers from Delhi to New York are quoting the latest article in Nature Geoscience on glaciers and climate change by scientists at PROGRESS, the University of Potsdam research association. Der Spiegel reports that many glaciers may have been incorrectly categorized as endangered. The scientists are therefore calling for new research  specifically incorporating satellite data.

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Monday, 17. January 2011

Jan 2011: Heavy rainfall floods Australia

Australia has been struck by one of the worst flood catastrophes in its history. According to Prof. Stefan Rahmstorf and Prof. Jürgen Kropp, the dimension of precipitation is not only a direct result of the La-Nina condition currently prevailing in the Pacific Ocean, but is in fact a direct result of climate change.

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Friday, 12. November 2010

Nov 2010: Climate scientists want to better understand societal processes

Climate research needs a reorientation towards giving greater weight to the human factor, some leading figures of the international scientific community wrote in an appeal published in "Science" this Thursday. Economic, social and cultural processes have to be better integrated in models of earth system analysis that are typically geophysical. The usefulness of sustainability research is the main focus. "Research has to better understand how people respond to environmental change", Hans Joachim Schellnhuber says, director of the interdisciplinary Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. "To achieve progress, we need a new balance of natural and social sciences." The physicist Schellnhuber is one of the authors of the appeal.

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Monday, 08. November 2010

Oct 2010, Phnom Penh: PCPM is partner of the "Academy Day" of the GTZ target group "Governance in Asia"

In cooperation with GTZ (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit), Potsdam University's PCPM is going to present the "Academy Day" as part of the annual meeting "Government and Democracy in Asia". Bringing together up to 100 participants from Asian countries, this year's meeting entitled "Learning and Innovation in the Asian Public Sector" will be held in Cambodia between October 27 and 28.

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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.

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Thursday, 30. September 2010

Sep 2010, Bonn/Bruxelles: "Tackling Climate Change"

The PPM Study tour focused for the first time on the topic of climate change. Students spent five days at the end of September in Bonn and Brussels to learn about climate change and its impacts on developmentpolitics. Led by the academic coordinator Giulia Corboni, the students visited, among others, the UNFCCC Secretariat, the European Commission and the WWF European Policy Office. During a visit to the Renewable Energy House in Brussels the group could get an overview on sustainable solutions on problems caused by climate change.


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Tuesday, 30. November 1999

Sep 2010, Bonn: New proposal entitled "Earth in transition: Preparing for the unpredictable"

The University of Potsdam in cooperation with regional high-level research partners (among them FU Berlin, PIK and GFZ) submitted a new proposal to DFG in the nationwide competition for establishing a Cluster of Excellence within the DFG Excellence Initiative. With this proposal, University of Potsdam aims to further strengthen its research competences in Geogovernance and interdisciplinary Earth Sciences.

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Tuesday, 30. November 1999

Aug 2010, Moscow: University of Potsdam and a consortium of industry and governmental partners seek to strengthen collaboration with Russian partners

The University of Potsdam signed memoranda of understanding to collaborate with a group of industry and governmental partners from Germany and Russia to foster scientific, technological, and administrational approaches in applied Geoinformation and Geogovernance.

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Tuesday, 30. November 1999

Sep 2010, Potsdam: Schiffbauergasse-Festival "A City for one night"

On the 18th and 19th of September the theaters of the city of Potsdam invite everybody to the Schiffbauergasse Festival “A City for one night”, which offered the opportunity of not only broaden ones horizon on various sciences but also give a hands-on on science itself. Geoscientists from the University of Potsdam and partners were represented with their own pavilion themed:

A world in Transition: The communication of geoscientific research

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