The Paris Agreement on Climate Change demands ”an effective and progressive response to the urgent threat of climate change on the basis of the best available scientific knowledge‘’. Unequivocal evidence suggests that recent global climate change is caused by human activities and leads to global warming, sea level rise, ocean deoxygenation and acidification, water shortage, crop and biodiversity loss, as well as other local to global repercussions (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). Signatories of the Paris agreement have therefore pledged to hold “the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels”, “recognizing that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change”.
The “Make Our Planet Great Again” program is a French – German initiative to foster climate change research and to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Within the “Make Our Planet Great Again” program, researchers from all over the world work together to improve Earth system observations, to detect impacts and suggest strategies to mitigate and adapt to Climate change and to find new solutions for the necessary Energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable resources.
The Make Our Planet Great Again seminar series is an open event at which the Laureates will inform about the latest developments in their research area. It takes place on Mondays from 16:00 to 17:00 Paris/Berlin time.
The first seminar will be held on the 6th September 2021. Please join us by registering for this open seminar series here