COP21 – Paris 2015: Roundtable “Climate and Science”

Paris, France, 9 December 2015

While the COP21 climate negotiators went through “difficult turmoil” in the finalization of a climate agreement, the future nexus between “climate and science” was discussed in a high-level roundtable meeting on the sideline of COP21. How will climate change develop further? Where are we in 10 / 50 years from COP21? What should science recommend to politics? And what will be the role of science in addressing the greatest risks and challenges of our time more holistically?

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The roundtable panelists as reflected in the photo (from left to right): Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult. Peter A. Wilderer (TU Munich), Institute of Advanced Studies on Sustainability and Founder of International Experts on Earth System Preservation (IESP); Prof. Dr. Oliver C. Ruppel, Professor of Law, University of Stellenbosch and Director, Development and Rule of Law Programme (DROP); Hon. Minister Ulrike Scharf, Bavarian State Minister of the Environment and Consumer Protection; Prof. Dr. Wolfram Mauser (LMU Munich); and Prof. Dr. Raoul Weiler, Founding member of the European Panel of the Club of Rome, Belgium.

The roundtable was held at the Hilton Charles de Gaulle in Paris and moderated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Grambow from the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection.

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