At the international level, CCRD has already established partnerships with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact
Research (PIK) of Germany and the International Centre of Climate and Environment Science (ICCES) of China to promote cooperative activities.
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact
Research and chief climate change adviser to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reminded the committee members of the heat wave which killed 35,000 people during the summer of 2003.
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German researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact
Research calculated how many planets lie in a star's habitable zone - the region where the temperature is right to allow life.
The conference would be held in association with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact
Research (PIK) of Germany and International Centre for Climate and Environment Sciences, Institute of Atmospheric Physics of China.
Overlapping impacts of climate change in different sectors have the potential to interact and thus multiply pressure on the livelihoods of people in the affected regions," lead-author Franziska Piontek of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact
An update of the Bank's November "Turn Down the Heat" climate report, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact
Research and Climate said there was evidence in the past seven months that previous projections for greenhouse gas emissions had been too low.
Scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact
Research (PIK) and the Complutense University of Madrid examined 131 years of temperature measurements taken from 12,000 points around the world.
Its report also called for accelerated research into carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, intended to mitigate the climate impact
of burning fossil fuels by storing greenhouse gases underground.
Temperatures in central England have risen by about 1degC since the 1970s, with significant influence from humans on the warming, the first of a series of five reports from the UK Climate Impact
Programme 08 shows.
Both Barroso and Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact
Research, Berlin) stressed the need for all countries to participate in the fight against climate change: to this end, the Commission president indicated that the G8 climate meeting in June 2007 would be extended to include China, Brazil and India.
Earthbound Farm, which planted 6,747 trees in 1999 with AMERICAN FORESTS, this year expanded its climate impact
measurement to include the powerful greenhouse effect of the refrigerant it uses to keep produce cold.
SEPA has passed its findings to the Scottish Office who are carrying out its own probe into projected climate impact
and will report in six months' time.
The comparison is based on GHG emissions per kilowatt hour generated and also uses conventional internationally accepted values for estimating the climate impact
of various GHG emissions over 100 years.
The research carried out at IIASA in collaboration with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact
Research demonstrates that there is fundamental rigidity, known as lock-in, within the energy economy that favors the use of fossil fuels and nuclear power despite their large environmental and social costs.