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Actions for Climate-Induced Migration
Climate-induced migration: THE HAMBURG CONFERENCE DECLARATION
Climate change is not only throwing ecosystems off balance; it is also threatening the livelihoods of many people, which can result in major migrations. But we are currently lacking both reliable data and effective political strategies to deal with these changes, as a conference organized by the Climate Service Center and the KlimaCampus determined and which ended with a joint final declaration.
THE HAMBURG CONFERENCE: Actions for Climate-Induced Migration
On July 16th the three-day conference on climate induced migration. The goal of the Hamburg Conference is to increase knowledge and management inputs through an intensive learning process of decision-making, action and evaluation. Therefore we invite contributions showing tools and actions to deal innovatively with environmental and climate-induced migration. Central and final aim of the conference is to collect evidence-based knowledge and experiences and produce an outcome document, along the lines of the Nansen Principles on Human Displacements, thus contributing to setting the future agenda on climate induced migration.
Find more information about the conference and the agenda in the links below.
New Tool: The Climate-Fact-Sheets
To help in the generation of consistent climate information, the CSC developed the climate-fact-sheets at the request of, and in cooperation with, the KfW-Bank. In a compact and concise form the climate-fact-sheets contain the essential climate characteristics and future climate trends of individual countries or regions worldwide on five to six pages. The climate-fact-sheets represent a new time and effort saving enquiry and planning tool.
CSC News Scan
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CSC News-Scan – February 2014 - The CSC News-Scan provides an overview about the latest scientific results on climate and climate change research and their impacts.
New solutions for the nitrogen dilemma: the European Nitrogen Assessment
A solution to a problem at the start of the 20th century has in turn led to a problem at the start of the 21st century - that of too much reactive nitrogen in the environment. This leads to wide ranging deleterious impacts for humans, wildlife and the environment. An extensive report published by the European Science Foundation Nitrogen in Europe programme, “The European Nitrogen Assessment”, lays the foundation for the development of an integrated knowledge base, on which holistic policies for the management of the nitrogen cycle in Europe can be developed.
State of the Planet Declaration
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The “State of the Planet” declaration was issued by scientists at a major gathering of experts on global environmental and social issues in advance of the major UN Summit Rio+20 in June.
Climate Change during the Industrial Era: Impact of Solar Variability or Effects of Greenhouse gases?
The role of the Sun as a driver for climate changes has been vividly debated over the last months. The focus of the discussion has been on the relative role played by solar activity versus the forcing by greenhouse gases. The science is currently sufficiently advanced to draw robust conclusions on this issue. As we will show below, solar radiation and greenhouse forcing are both important parameters for the determination of climate conditions. The various forcing processes affect the observed temperature changes in very different ways.
Chilehaus Hamburg © boeki/istock
The Climate Service Center has grown and moved to new premises - Since august 15th the entire CSC-team is working in new corporate office rooms.
www.klimanavigator.de started – The directory for climate-knowledge in Germany.
The new website offers an easy access to more than 30 German scientific institutions working in the fields of climate, climate change and climate adaptation In addition it gives an overview of climate relevant research in Germany as well as insight in the current state of climate-knowledge.
WorldRiskReport 2011 - How high is the risk for societies worldwide to become victims of natural hazards and climate change? The WorldRiskReport 2011 gives new answers. On behalf of Alliance Development Works, UNU-EHS has developed the WorldRiskIndex and calculated risk values for 173 countries worldwide.
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Survey: Energy access can reduce poverty – Poor People’s Energy Outlook