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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

Welcome

GeoGovernance is an initiative of the University of Potsdam's focus research areas of Earth Sciences and Politics, Administration and Management. The initiative aims to better integrate the results of current research on global problems such as natural hazards, climate change and sustainable resource into policy decision making.


GeoGovernance bridges the gap between natural and social sciences. The interdisciplinary focus lies on incorporating Earth and environmental expertise into political and administrative decision-making processes. This provides a common reference point, which is currently being addressed in some initial research projects and a variety of pilot models of training and continuing education.


The Potsdam GeoGovernance proposal is currently focused on the following areas:



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The approach is unfolding in three pilot projects:




Wednesday, 21. May 2014

Jun 2014, Potsdam: Potsdam Sommer School "Arctic Geogovernance"

Die Partner des Potsdamer Forschungs- und Technologieverbund zu Naturgefahren, Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit (PROGRESS) tragen gemeinsam mit dem Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) und der Stadt Potsdam erstmals eine Summer School für Nachwuchswissenschaftler im Themenbereich Nachhaltigkeit und Geogovernance aus. Unter dem Titel “Arctic in the Anthropocene” werden vom 23. Juni bis 4. Juli 2014 Nachwuchswissenschaftler aus der ganzen Welt zusammen mit Experten, Politikern und Interessenvertretern verschiedener nationaler und internationaler Institutionen die Problematik der rapiden Veränderungen des  Ökosystems der Arktis diskutieren und sich mit den globalen Herausforderungen und dringenden Fragen auseinandersetzten. PROGRESS und seine Partner möchten mit dieser Summer School die eigene Expertise bekannt machen und zusätzlichen Input für die eigenen Forschung gewinnen. Die Summer School soll ab 2014 jährlich zu wechselnden Themen stattfinden. Am 30.6. gibt es an der Universität Potsdam eine öffentliche Diskussionsrunde mit Vertretern der Wirtschaft, des Seerechts und der Klimapolitik.


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Monday, 10. February 2014

Feb 2014, Potsdam: Keep Cool - MPM students simulate climate negotiations with Falko Ueckerdt (PIK)

As a preparation for the forthcoming Study Tour to Bonn and Brussels in March, the MPM students spent a day dealing with the topic of climate change on Monday, February 10, 2014. Falko Ueckerdt of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) introduced them to the main physical and political surrounding global warming and climate protection.

Applying these insights practically the students engaged in vivid discussions and negotiations when playing "Keep Cool" - a strategy game simulating climate change negotiations. Participants represent different countries who try to realize their economic and political goals whilst tackling climate change cooperatively.

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Saturday, 30. November 2013

Nov 2013, Potsdam. Climate Breakfast with Prof. Vaclav Smil (University of Manitoba) and Dr. Florian Zickfeld (DESERTEC)

In cooperation with the American Academy in Berlin and the graduate school WIPCAD at the University of Potsdam the PCPM invited Prof. Vaclav Smil, Distinguished Professor Emeritus der University of Manitoba, Canada to talk at the seventh Climate Breakfast on November 13, 2013. Vividly sharing his insights on the topic of “China and the Potential for a Low-Carbon Future?” Prof. Smil invited the MPM and WIPCAD students to think about China’s energy policy and its implications for international climate policies. The regular Climate Breakfast events are organized for the GeoGovernance stream of the postgraduate Master of Public Management (MPM) Program within the framework of PROGRESS.


At the occasion of the eighth Climate Breakfast on November 28, 2013, Dr. Florian Zickfeld, Director Strategy, DII – DESERTEC Industrial Initiative, talked about the „The DESERTEC Strategy“.

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