In honour of DFG Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize winners of 2019, Prof. Dr. Stefan Aykut at the University of Hamburg and Dr. Jonathan Donges at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) are holding the second Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize Online Conference on Dec. 14.
Right after the 27th UN Climate Change Conference researchers from Germany and Japan will share their insight into the state of our planet in the year 2022.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972. The same year, the Club of Rome published the ‘Limits to Growth’ report, which constituted a first attempt to link dynamics of social and natural systems. The conference and the report put the question of global ecological limits to human development on the global agenda. In 2022, we are also celebrating 30 years of integrated climate impact research at the Potsdam Institute, and it has been 25 years since the ‘Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’ has been adopted in December 1997.
The Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize Online Conference on “Planetary boundaries and social dynamics of decarbonization“ will highlight the significance of these anniversaries.
The prize winners will introduce research on the social dynamics of ecological problems, especially climate change, and on the complex structures of the earth system in the Anthropocene. We will discuss the global challenges and risks of climate and environmental crises for human societies from the perspectives of Germany and Japan.
We invite participants from both countries to join the discussions with our speakers and share ideas on environmental governance, climate mitigation and resilience building for the years to come.
English / Japanese with simultaneous translation
Deadline: December 9, 2022
All participants are also cordially invited to participate in a workshop on the following day (Dec. 15). You can register for the workshop per the same registration form for this conference. Please find more information via https://www.dwih-tokyo.org/en/event/dfg-2022/.