Abgeschlossene Veranstaltungen des WBGU

WBGU events at Habitat III

 

Date and time Location Title Speaker
116.10.2016
12-12.45
German Pavillon Comic launch The urban planet – How cities save our future. Frauke Kraas (WBGU member, University of Cologne), Benno Pilardeaux (WBGU secretariat)
2 19.10.2016
13-13:45
Urban LibraryTransformative Strategies for the Century of Cities Dirk Messner (WBGU chair), director German Development Institute and Ani Dasgupta (Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities)
3

20.10.2016
11-11.45

German Pavillon Transformative Strategies for the Century of Cities Dirk Messner (Chair WBGU), director German Development Institute and Ani Dasgupta (Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities)
4 20.10.2016
14-14.45
German Pavillon The transformative power of cities. Negotiated land use as local action for global change Frauke Kraas, (WBGU member, University of Cologne) and NN. 

Event description

 

1. Comic launch: The urban planet – How cities save our future

A comic condenses into an illustrated story the fundamental findings of Humanity on the move – Unlocking the transformative power of cities, a report published by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).

 

2. Transformative Strategies for the Century of Cities

In this metropolitan century, cities are crucial for a successful transformation toward a sustainable future. This is the starting point of the new reports by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) and the World Resources Institute (WRI). Through a cross-sectoral lens, WBGU’s state-of-the-art analysis emphasizes the transformative power of cities and the importance of urban governance and citizen engagement. While WBGU’s work provides an overarching framework and necessities for the city of the future, WRI’s presentation will draw from the World Resources Report (WRR) to dive deep into the issues of accessibility and sustainable mobility. The WRR will focus on strategies and practical solutions for enabling transformative change.

 

Guiding Questions:

 

  • The power of the urbanization surge will be the key driver of global change in the 21st century: What do you see as the most urgent, pressing challenges for cities to solve in the coming decades?
  • What are the main challenges for LDCs?
  • What are the main recommendations of your report for policy-makers and urban societies?
  • What are the key enablers for the  implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change outcome?
  • It will be decided in cities whether we can achieve a global transformation to sustainability. Is this crucial role of cities sufficiently taken into account in the draft of the NUA?
  • What role can Habitat III and its New Urban Agenda play in ensuring that cities get the financial and political resources for the load of their transformational tasks?

 

The reports

 

WBGU – German Advisory Council on Global Change (2016): Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities. Link: www.wbgu.de/urbantransformation

WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities (2016): World Resources Report – Towards a More Equal City, Washington. Link: http://www.wrirosscities.org/worldresourcesreport

 

3. Transformative Strategies for the Century of Cities

In this metropolitan century, cities are crucial for a successful transformation toward a sustainable future. This is the starting point of the new reports by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) and the World Resources Institute (WRI). Through a cross-sectoral lens, WBGU’s state-of-the-art analysis emphasizes the transformative power of cities and the importance of urban governance and citizen engagement. While WBGU’s work provides an overarching framework and necessities for the city of the future, WRI’s presentation will draw from the World Resources Report (WRR) to dive deep into the issues of accessibility and sustainable mobility. The WRR will focus on strategies and practical solutions for enabling transformative change.

 

Guiding Questions:

 

  • The power of the urbanization surge will be the key driver of global change in the 21st century: What do you see as the most urgent, pressing challenges for cities to solve in the coming decades?
  • What are the main challenges for LDCs?
  • What are the main recommendations of your report for policy-makers and urban societies?
  • What are the key enablers for the  implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change outcome?
  • It will be decided in cities whether we can achieve a global transformation to sustainability. Is this crucial role of cities sufficiently taken into account in the draft of the NUA?
  • What role can Habitat III and its New Urban Agenda play in ensuring that cities get the financial and political resources for the load of their transformational tasks?

 

The reports 

 

WBGU – German Advisory Council on Global Change (2016): Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities. Link: www.wbgu.de/urbantransformation

WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities (2016): World Resources Report – Towards a More Equal City, Washington. Link: http://www.wrirosscities.org/worldresourcesreport

 

4. The transformative power of cities. Negotiated land use as local action for global change

In its recent flagship report “Humanity on the Move: The Transformative Power of Cities“, the WBGU introduces urban land use as one of three transformative action fields of great importance. Urban land is contested and the right of use substantially affects the social, economic and ecological development of cities. The event will start with a brief introduction of the WBGU’s recommendations relating to urban land use, followed by a short commentary by two invited practitioners, who will sketch out the challenges they are facing and the solutions they found in their cities. 

 

5. Migrants and refugees in urban areas

Large numbers of refugees or migrants are putting immense pressure on cities to establish the necessary infrastructure to receive and integrate newcomers. Cities also need to find ways to ensure that different population groups co-exist peacefully. As a rule, local authorities are at the forefront in the daily management of migration and/or other forms of mobility. Providing developmental and integration options beyond humanitarian aid is required in ways sensitive to local needs and language.

 

6. New alliances for sustainable urban future 

Between 2004 and 2014 two major research programs were funded in Germany: “Megacities – Megachallenge” by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and “Future Megacities” by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Our discussants will provide lessons learned for the set-up of productive international research teams. However, scaling of research results and pilot measures follow their own rules and regulations and need additional partners. How to best prepare urban research for this step?

 

 

Events with WBGU participation

 

5 17.10.2016
12-12.45
German Pavillon Migrants and refugees in urban areas (DIE event) Dirk Messner (director DIE, WBGU chair) et. al.
6 18.10.2016
12-12.45
German Pavillon New alliances for sustainable urban future (BMBF event) Frauke Kraas (University of Cologne, WBGU member) et. al.
7 18.10.2016
12.30-13.30
Casa de la Cultura Ecuadoriana Benjamin Carrión, Room 3 Migrants and refugees in urban areas: Lessons from the global South and North

Chair: Eva Dick (DIE), Maria-Theres Haase (DIE)
Welcome: Dirk Messner (Director, DIE)

tbc German Pavillon Exhibition opening Arch+ Planetary Urbanism

Side Event at UNFCCC - COP21 in Paris


Joint Side Event of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), the German Development Institute (DIE) and the World Resources Institute (WRI)

 

8 December 2015, 16:45 h - 18:15 h

Observer Room 2, Hall 4, Le Bourget, Paris (Blue Zone, badge needed)

 

Accelerating the Great Transformation: the Post-Paris Script


Speakers: 

  • John Schellnhuber (WBGU and PIK), The 3D Approach to Climate Action
  • Dirk Messner (WBGU and DIE), Carbon Neutral in 2070: Pioneers & Actors Lagging Behind
  • David Waskow (WRI), Unlocking the Potential of INDCs
  • Falin Chen (National Taiwan University and IER), Strategies Leading to a Low-Carbon Taiwan

 

Moderator: Manish Bapna (WRI)

 

  • Do current investments support the transformation?
  • What is the long-term role of non-state and subnational actions in the global climate regime?
  • How will INDCs be implemented?
  • Who will turn ambition into action?

 

 

We kindly invite you to a discussion of these and other questions.

 

Invitation (download as pdf)

Please direct your queries to Astrid Schulz (E-Mail).

Urbanisierung und Große Transformation:
Herausforderungen für die Stadt- und Urbanisierungsforschung

 

In Städten leben heute schon über 50% der Menschheit mit steigender Tendenz. Gleichzeitig bieten Städte und städtische Gesellschaften sowie der derzeitige globale Urbanisierungsprozess ein großes Gestaltungspotenzial für Transformationspfade zu einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung.

Wie weit sind die Herausforderungen der Großen Transformation bereits in der Stadt- und Urbanisierungsforschung verankert?

20. NOVEMBER 2015, 13.00–18.00 UHR

 

Veranstaltungsort:

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Kapelle-Ufer 1 in 10117 Berlin

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Datum: 18. März 2015

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WBGU - Comic: „Die Große Transformation. Klima – Kriegen wir die Kurve?“

1. März 2013, 12.30-13.30 Uhr

Deutsches Theater (Saal), Schumannstraße 13a, 10117 Berlin

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Vorstellung des Berichts

„Global Energy Assessment – Towards a Sustainable Future“ (GEA)

Implikationen für die deutsche Energiewende

12. Dezember 2012,14-16 Uhr

Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU), Stresemannstraße 128-130, 10117 Berlin, Atrium

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Über Lebenskunst  

 

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Direktor des Potsdam-Instituts für Klimafolgenforschung, Vorsitzender des WBGU und Lars Gustafsson, Dichter, Philosoph, Romancier im Gespräch

 

Ort: Deutsches Theater Berlin, Schumannstraße 13a, 10117 Berlin

Datum: 20. November 2012, 20.00 Uhr  

 

Welthistorisch steht erstmalig nichts Geringeres als die Zukunftsfähigkeit unserer Zivilisation auf dem Spiel. Dennoch gelingt es uns nicht, vom Wissen um die Notwenigkeit einer ökologisch-kulturellen Revolution zum Handeln zu gelangen – die Nuklearkatastrophe im japanischen Fukushima und die ausbleibenden nachhaltigen Konsequenzen daraus haben dies im vergangenen Jahr noch einmal deutlich vor Augen geführt. Wie könnte ein Alternativkurs aussehen, der unserer Zivilisation eine Zukunft erlaubt? Und wie ein „gutes Leben“, eine verschiedene Möglichkeiten eröffnende Lebenskunst, die die antike Philosophie Platons und Aristoteles‘ weiterdächte? Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Professor für Theoretische Physik, Direktor des Potsdam-Instituts für Klimafolgenforschung und Vorsitzender des Wissenschaftlichen Beirats der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen, fordert seit langem ein Ende der "Diktatur des Jetzt" und einen neuen "Gesellschaftsvertrag auch mit künftigen Generationen". Der Dichter und Philosoph Lars Gustafsson hat 2011 mit "Gegen Null. Eine mathematische Phantasie" (Secession Verlag, aus dem Schwedischen von Barbara Karlson) die Essenz seines philosophisch-mathematisch-physikalischen Denkens vorgelegt und verbringt in diesem Jahr einen Monat als Artist in Residence am PIK.

 

Eine Kooperation des Projekts Über Lebenskunst mit dem Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD und dem Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung. Das Projekt Über Lebenskunst ist ein Initiativprojekt der Kulturstiftung des Bundes in Kooperation mit dem Haus der Kulturen der Welt. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutschen Theater.

Vorstellung Bericht der Transatlantic Academy "The Global Resource Nexus"

 

Ort: Werderscher Markt 1, Berlin

Datum: 6. Juni 2012

Programm (pdf, 122 KB)

Internationales WBGU-Symposium „Towards Low-Carbon Prosperity: National Strategies and International Partnerships“

 

Ort: Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Datum: 9. Mai 2012

 

Dokumentation

Side Event at COP 17 UNFCCC: How to achieve a global transformation towards a climate-friendly, sustainable future? (pdf, 80 KB)

 

Date: 5. December 2011

Pressetermin

 

24. November 2011, 10 Uhr

 

Gemeinsame Bundespressekonferenz von WBGU, UBA und SRU zur UN-Klimakonferenz in Durban (Südafrika) „Durchstarten in der Klimadiplomatie?“

 

·      Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner, stellv. Vorsitzender des Wissenschaftlichen Beirats der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen (WBGU)

·      Prof. Dr. Martin Faulstich, Vorsitzender des Sachverständigenrates für Umweltfragen (SRU)

·      Jochen Flasbarth, Präsident des Umweltbundesamtes (UBA)

·      Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lucht, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK), Leiter des Forschungsbereiches II "Klimawirkung und Vulnerabilität“

 

im Pressehaus/0103, Schiffbauerdamm 40, 10117 Berlin

Vorstellung und Diskussion des neuen WBGU-Gutachtens "Welt im Wandel: Gesellschaftsvertrag für eine Große Transformation"

 

Veranstalter: WBGU

Termin: 5. Juli 2011

Ort: KfW-Niederlassung Berlin-Mitte

Programm: download  als pdf (1,5 MB)

 

Große Transformation zu einer klimaverträglichen Gesellschaft: Die Herausforderung für die Umsetzung meistern

 

Veranstalter: Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, WBGU

Termin: 7. bis 8. April 2011

Ort: Evangelische Akademie Tutzing

Programm und Anmeldung: download als pdf (3,4 MB)