Archive 2016

General Status Meeting: Best Paths

With nearly 40 leading organisations from research, industry, utilities, and transmission systems operators ... … Read more

Parliamentary Evening: “A Sustainable Future für Oceans and Coasts – Implementing the 2030 Agenda”

Die Weltmeere bedecken über 70 Prozent unseres Planeten und sind ein zentraler Bestandteil... … Read more

2016 Potsdam Ocean Governance Workshop - Sustainable Development Goals for the Ocean: Turning Commitment into Action

12.05.2016 to 13.05.2016
The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ... … Read more

Cli‐Fi: The Dystopian Impulse of Contemporary Climate Fiction


This workshop on climate fiction is a cooperation between the M.A. seminars “Dystopian Visions of America” (Kathleen Loock) and “American Ecologies” (Alexander Starre) at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam.

Since the new millennium, a growing canon of dystopian literature and film centers around climate change, natural disasters, and environmental catastrophes. These texts have been labeled “climate change fiction,” “climate fiction,” or short “cli-fi.” Notable examples of North American… Read more

UNEA-2 Green Room Event: Mitigating Black Carbon and other Pollutants from Brick Production


The IASS in partnership with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and Lead Partners of the CCAC Bricks Initiative cordially invites you to attend our official United Nations Environment Assembly Green Room Event.

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 16:00 – 17:00

United Nations Environment Assembly, Gigiri compound, Conference Room 14, Nairobi, Kenya

The reduction of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) – black carbon, methane, HFCs and ground-level ozone – offers a crucial opportunity to… Read more

Seminar: The politics of justice in climate engineering

This presentation will explore ways in which different conceptions of and assumptions about justice are embedded. … Read more

Empowering the Poor: Session at the European Development Days in Brussels

Bridging the gap between local realities and the level of ambition enshrined in the SDGs. … Read more

Disaster Prevention: A presentation by Prof. Kaoru Takara, DPRI

How can we systematically learn how to prepare for and minimize the risks to society. … Read more

High-Level Event: Towards Thematic Reviews for an Integrated Follow-Up & Review of the 2030 Agenda

07.07.2016 to 08.07.2016
At the beginning of 2016, the countdown to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ... … Read more

Co-design workshop in Berlin

15.07.2016 to 16.07.2016
Critical Dialogues Series: The New Urban Agenda ‘on the ground’. … Read more