Programm: „Making Europe climate proof“ (20. Oktober 2008)

International expert meeting within the french EU presidency – „Making Europe climate proof“


Address of Welcome
Moderator : Jean Jouzel, IPSL, Gif-sur-Yvette

  • Bernard de Montferrand, French Ambassador

  • Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber, Director, PIK, Chief government advisor on climate and related issues during the German EU and G8 Presidencies 2007

  • Henk van Liempt , BMBF: „From Hightech Strategy on Climate Protection to a European Knowledge and Innovation Community“

Session 1: New Developments in European Climate Research as a subject of the EIT

Moderator: Wolfgang Cramer, PIK, Potsdam

  • Elisabeth Lipiatou EU Commission, Brussels: „European climate research and European climate policy“

  • Ruth Seitz , EU Commission, Brussels: „The European Institute of Technology – Background, Status and Future“

  • Ronan Stephan, UTC, Compiègne

Session 2: Modelling Global Climate Change as a subject of the EIT

Moderator: Hervé Le Treut, LMD, Paris

  • Johann Jungclaus, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg: „Key Player in the World Climate Modeling Summit“

  • Sylvie Joussaume, LSCE/IPSL, Gif-sur-Yvette: „Global climate modelling in Europe“

Session 3: Modelling Regional Climate Change and the Impacts as a subject of the EIT

Moderator: Paul Becker, DWD, Offenbach

  • Lorenzo Tomassini, MPI Meteorology, Hamburg: „Probabilistic regional climate information for impacts assessments (ENSEMBLES-RT2B)“

  • Bernd Hansjürgens, UFZ, Leipzig: „Climate change risks for the Elbe catchment – the GLOWA-Elbe Integrated Assessment“

  • Robert Vautard, LSCE, Gif-sur-Yvette: „Multiple impacts of the 2003 heat wave and of other extreme events in Europe“

  • Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Laboratoire d’Océanographie, Villefranche-sur-mer: „Impacts of increasing CO2 (ocean acidification) on marine organisms and ecosystems“

  • Wolfgang Cramer, PIK, Potsdam: „Impacts of climate change on Biodiversity“

  • Jean-Luc Redelsperger, CNRM, Toulouse: „African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA)“

Session 4: Challenges for EIT in Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies

Moderator: Manfred Stock, PIK, Potsdam

  • Carlo Carraro, Department of Economics, University of Venice : „Climate policy after 2012. Technology, Timing and Participation“

  • Renaud Crassous, CIRED, France: „Climate Protection and Innovation Processes II“

  • Jim Hall, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Newcastle: „Impacts, adaptation and mitigation in urban areas“

  • Rudolf Petersen, Wuppertal Institute: „Mitigation and Adaptation Potentials in the Transport Sector“

Session 5: Does the EIT provide new chances for cooperation between Industry and Climate Science?

Moderator: Philippe Ciais, CEA

Panel Discussion

Klaus Willnow, Siemens AG

Frédéric Baron, EDF

Jean Jouzel, IPSL, Gif-sur-Yvette

Hermann Held, PIK, Potsdam

Closing Remarks: Perspectives of European Cooperation in Climate Research

  • Richard Lavergne , French Ministry of the Environment