COP23: “Science is not negotiable”

By: Claudia Steinacker After yesterday’s touching opening ceremony, which was enriched by performances by children and indigenous Fijian people as well as motivating speeches, the second day of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2017 continued with the central agenda: preparing the implementation of the Paris Agreement. First, some good news: observers are generally welcome […]

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COP23: Ready to play a game of Jenga?

By: Katharina Funk After weeks of planning, organising and waiting, the COP23 has finally begun! 19 GCE students have made their way from Bayreuth to Bonn for the first week of the climate conference and another 19 will come for the second week. They will participate in side events, negotiations, and – most importantly – […]

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COP23: “Nothing about us, without us” – Guaranteeing rights & gender equality

By: Farina Hoffmann Organised by CARE International (Sven Harmeling), Center for International Environmental Law – CIEL (Sebastian Duyck), Women’s Environment and Development Organization – WEDO (Bridget Burns) The Guaranteeing Rights & Gender Equality side event, organized by CARE International, invited a panel of four speakers to debate about human rights as well as gender implications […]

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COP23: “Save the world”

By: Barbara Zennaro In 1992, during the Earth summit in Rio de Janeiro, a 12 year old girl gave a speech “for all the generation to come,” telling the present leaders: “ We are your own children. You are deciding what kind of world we will grow up in … Are we even on your […]

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Global Change Ecology Students at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn

By: Katharina Funk What once seemed unthinkable is now unstoppable. – Ban Kin Moon, former UN general secretary The groundbreaking 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France (21st meeting of the conferences of the parties, COP21) was an important step towards fighting climate change globally. 197 states committed to keeping the warming of […]

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Impacts World Conference – Potsdam (October 11th to 13th, 2017) PART I

Eleven GCE students participated and volunteered at the Impacts World Conference in Potsdam, Germany on the impacts of Climate Change By: Katharina Funk, Anna-Lena Hendel, Claudia Steinacker On October 11th, 2017 Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, head of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research PIK opened the Impacts World International conference on the […]

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Fireside Evening Series: Munich RE with Dr. Faust

About the GCE Fireside Evening Series The Global Change Ecology M.Sc is not only about lectures and exams, spending all day in the lecture hall and all night in the library, writing long papers about complicated scientific issues. It is also about events and initiatives outside the University of Bayreuth such as scientific conferences, networking […]

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