British – German Cooperation to Study Climate Change and Adaptation Options


British – German Cooperation to Study Climate Change and Adaptation Options

Teatime lectures

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Zu diesem Event

The upcoming UN Climate Conference COP26 in November 2021 in Glasgow marks a critical moment in the long running effort to find global solutions to climate change. Science is and will be a crucial partner in this process. This motivated the British Embassy in Berlin and the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ to jointly organize a bilateral symposium to discuss appropriate research and adaptation strategies for climate change.

Join us for digital and interactive “Teatime-Lectures” on

7 and 8 December 2020

The event brings together climate scientists and government officials and offer a platform to discuss current needs, research challenges and policy requirements.

The “Teatime-Lectures” are co-organized with the French Embassy to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change (COP21).


7 December

16:45 – 18:30 Welcome addresses by

• Miriam Laurance, Regional Director, Science & Innovation Network, Europe, Russia, Israel and Turkey, British Embassy

• Niels Hovius - Scientific Director of Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ

Prospects for European Science Cooperation

• Paul Monks - Chief Scientific Advisor; Dep. for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

• Patrick Child - European Commission; Deputy Director-General in DG Research and Innovation (R&I): The road to the next COP: will it be another turning point?

• Roland Koch - The Helmholtz Climate Initiative: Hand in hand - facing climate change with research and communication

Keynote Lecture

• Liane Benning - Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ: Filling a knowledge Gap: how small microbes melt the Greenland Ice Sheet

8 December 2020

16:30 – 18:00 Reports from bilateral scientific workshops

• Magda Titirici, Rüdiger-A. Eichel: Hydrogen research: Production, Storage, Distribution and Utilization

• Liane Benning: Addressing the Gaps in Climate Research

Keynote lectures

• Felix Christian Matthes - Öko-Institut; Research Coordinator for Energy & Climate policy; Member of the German National Hydrogen Council: From promise to practice: hydrogen in the German energy transformation

• Nick Pidgeon - University of Cardiff: Communicating Climate/Energy Transition Research to the Public