27 May 2013 - 30 May 2013
Potsdam, Germany

Impacts World Conference

IIASA and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) are co-organizing a major conference aimed at bringing a systems view across a range of climate impact research.

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drops, impacts world conference

The conference led off with a press conference which included IIASA Director and Chief Executive Officer Prof. Dr. Pavel Kabat. The press conference and opening session were livestreamed and will be available online soon.

The Impacts World 2013 conference aims to develop a new vision for climate impacts research by laying the foundations for regular, community-driven syntheses of climate change impact analyses. It will bring together leading scientists and decision makers from local to international levels.

A broad array of scientific knowledge about the impacts of climate change has been gathered over the last decades. Yet, in many respects it remains fragmentary, and a quantitative synthesis of climate impacts, including consistent estimates of uncertainties, is still missing.

In light of the great wealth of existing knowledge and continuous need for policy-relevant research results, our community is perfectly placed to combine our individual contributions to initiate a coordinated climate impact research agenda.

IIASA researchers Joanne Bayer, Michael Obersteiner, and IIASA Director/CEO Prof. Dr. Pavel Kabat serve on the steering committee for the conference.

The conference will also include a side event devoted to the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project  (ISI-MIP) model intercomparison project. 

News and updates

For updates from the conference, videos, photos, and more, please visit the Impacts World Conference Web site.

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Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer

Emeritus Research Scholar

Risk and Resilience

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Michael Obersteiner

Senior Research Scholar

Ecosystems Services and Management

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Impacts World Conference

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