Conference09.05.2012, Berlin

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

The symposium will  present a variety of important international approaches to decarbonisation at the  highest level of expertise and will work out respective advantages and disadvantages. 

WBGU-Symposium 2012: Overview

Keynote given by Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

Introduction and Prolog

Welcome and Introduction, Dirk Messner, Vice Chair WBGU

Prolog, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Chair, WBGU

Session 1

Towards Low-Carbon Transformation: Views from China, USA, India, Sweden and UK

Speech given by Su Wei, National Development and Reform Commission, China

Speech given by Mario Molina, Nobel Prize Laureate, Mexico/USA

Speech given by Leena Srivastava, The Energy and Resources Institute, Indien

Speech given by Emma Lindberg, Swedish Ministry for the Environment

Speech given by Lord Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics

Session 2

Sustainable Prosperity Through Innovation

Speech given by Georg Schuette, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Speech given by Andrew Beebe, Suntech Power Holdings

Speech given by Caio Koch-Weser, Deutsche Bank Group, UK

Session 3

Pathways and Possibilities of Partnerships for Low-Carbon Prosperity

Speech given by Nebojsa Nakicenovic, WBGU

Speech given by Manish Bapna, Word Resources Institute, USA

Speech given by Katherine Richardson, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Speech given by Urban Rid, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Speech given by Mika Ohbayashi, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Chair, WBGU