International REKLIM Conference
The Helmholtz Climate Initiative „Regionale Climate Change“ (REKLIM) took the pleasure to welcome scientists from all over the world to the 2nd International Conference „Our Climate - Our Future: Regional Perspectives on a Global Challenge“ which was held from 23rd – 25th September 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The conference incorporated keynote speeches, Oral talks, Poster presentations, networking opportunities, and many more. For additional information please visit the official conference website at www.reklim-conference-2019.de
Worldwide climate change and its regional impacts represent one of the greatest challenges for the global community. Yet, in many cases, we’ve only just begun to find societal answers to the effects of climate change. The active participation of all social actors is vital to achieving the necessary transformation processes – and the medium of film can play an important part!
Global warming will exacerbate soil droughts in Europe - droughts will last longer, affect greater areas, and have an impact on more people. If the earth warms by three degrees Celsius, extreme events - such as the drought which struck large parts of Europe in 2003 - could become the normal state in the future. This scenario was described in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change by an international team of authors comprised of scientists coordinated by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ).
Making climate research accessible – it was with this goal in mind that the Alfred Wegener Institute released in January 2018 the magazine “Tracking Change - Climate Research in Polar Regions”. In articles, interviews and infographics, readers will come to realise why pursuing climate research in the polar regions is so vital. The chapter "Understanding the climate change on your own doorstep" gives an overview on REKLIM activities sharing the knowledge about the regional impacts of climate change with the societal actors and the general public.