REKLIM Regional Conferences
The 2nd international REKLIM Conference 'Our Climate – Our Future' was followed by a public engagement day on 26 September 2019 which focused on promoting dialogue between scientists and decision-makers from the political and administrative sectors, and at professional associations.
Further information on this public engagement day (in German)...
REKLIM Regional Conference 2018 in Potsdam, "Impacts of climate change in North-East Germany: Water – too much or too little?"
The REKLIM Regional Conference 2018 was organised by the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam.
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The REKLIM Regional Conference 2017, which was organised by the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ in Leipzig, especially focused on the topics: ‘How extreme events are evolving’ and ‘how climate adaptation can be concretely planned’.
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The REKLIM Regional Conference 2016 was spearheaded and implemented by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Its primary focus was on the topics: ’Challenges in Climate Modelling’ and ’Extreme Events’. In terms of whether the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events like downpours and storms will worsen, regional climate models are of enormous importance. The information they provide is not only important for forecasting and protective measures, but also for devising climate change adaptation strategies, which need to be tailored to the needs of each respective region. In the two main topic areas mentioned above, these aspects were discussed with our guests.
In addition, there was a panel discussion on ’Adapting to climate change – what are the practical requirements, and what can climate research contribute?’. The conference concluded with a presentation on ’Humans, hail and primal fears: Considerations from historical perspectives’.
The focus of the REKLIM Regional Conference 2015 was on the effects of climate changes in coastal regions. The event was organised under the auspices of the Climate Office for Polar Regions and Sea Level Rise and the North German Climate Office. The participants in Bremen heard presentations on a diverse range of aspects concerning coastal regions. The talks addressed questions involving both regional and global perspectives, and provided valuable information on storms, concrete climate data for practical use, and the problem of climate change and public perception. You can find the detailed conference agenda here. For an overview and additional information on the REKLIM Regional Conference 2015 in Bremen, please click here…
In October 2014 the Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, and Helmholtz Association hosted a several-day international conference on ’Our Climate – Our Future’ in Berlin. The last segment of the conference was a REKLIM Regional Conference open to the public, in which the first group of topics focused on how regional climate change can most effectively be investigated by a cross-centre network. In turn, in the second group of topics regional decision-makers and representatives of the business sector used concrete examples to provide information on how the challenges of climate change and corresponding adaptation measures are handled in practice.
REKLIM Regional Conference, Munich 2013 - Climate Change in Southern Germany
The fourth REKLIM Regional Conference open to the public was hosted in Munich in 2013. Topics concerning climate change in Bavaria and the interconnections between climate change, airborne pollutants and health impacts for human beings were at the heart of the conference, which was jointly organised by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – Campus Alpin, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and the German Research Center for Environmental Health in Munich.
REKLIM Regional Conference, Potsdam 2012 – Climate Changes in the Northern Hemisphere and their Implications
The REKLIM Regional Conference 2012 was hosted at the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam, and was coordinated and organised under the auspices of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. The conference chiefly addressed observations of climate changes in the Northern Hemisphere and their implications, new modelling approaches for climate scenarios, and options for adapting to climate change.
The second REKLIM Regional Conference open to the public, which shared central findings from the Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM’s regional research efforts, was hosted in Leipzig in 2011. The conference, which was organised by the Climate Office for Central Germany, especially focused on topics concerning climate change in Central Germany, the water perspective, the development and deployment of concrete adaptation measures, harmful events, and costs.
The first instalment in the conference series ’Climate Change in Regions’ was hosted in Karlsruhe in 2010 and was jointly prepared by the South German Climate Office and the KIT’s Climate and Environment Center. The main focus of the Regional Conference was on regional impacts of climate change in Baden-Württemberg; supplemental talks addressed extreme meteorological events and influences in central mountain-range regions.
The Regional Conference was accompanied by an experts’ round table with representatives of the insurance industry, in the course of which the speakers stressed the growing need for regionalised climate information, so as to better estimate the potential risks of extreme weather events in the future.