Conference: Elements of a Greenhouse Gas Neutral Society

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International Conference 10-11 October 2013, Berlin

How can an industrialized society sharply cut its greenhouse gas emissions in various economic sectors? Technical solutions and their impact will be deliberated during the international conference.

We expect about 200 European and international experts and decision makers from engineering, natural and social sciences, politics, business, civil society and the media. They will come together to discuss diverse approaches and measures aimed at moving industrialized societies towards greenhouse gas neutrality.

The conference will include sessions on topics such as:

  • Components of the energy supply based on 100% renewable energy sources
  • Status quo and approaches in sectors such as transport, agriculture & food, waste & resources
  • Industrial process related emissions
  • Concepts and challenges in civil aviation and maritime transport
  • Concepts and challenges: regional to local scale

It would give us great pleasure to welcome you to this international conference. The conference will be held in English. English/German simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

Conference programme and presentations

  • 08:45h

    Registration

  • 09.30-10.00h

    Welcome and Introduction: Jochen Flasbarth, President of the Federal Environment Agency, Germany

  • 10.00-10.15h

    Videotaped message by Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Switzerland

  • 10.15-10.45h

    Key note: "The Green Economy as platform for lasting climate protection", Joseph Alcamo, Chief Scientist of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Kenya

  • 11.00 – 12.00h

    "Setting the scene", Chair: Harry Lehmann, Federal Environment Agency, Germany

    Setting the Scene: Elements of a Greenhouse Gas Neutral Society

  • 11.00h

    "Energy trends world wide – the global energy assessment report 2012", Keywan Riahi, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria

  • 11.30h

    "Global responsibility of the transport sector", David Banister, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    Global responsibility of the transport sector

  • 12:00 – 13:00 h

    Lunch break

  • 09.00-10.30h SESSION II.1 Concepts and Challenges - the case: civil aviation and maritime transport

    Chair: Günther Bachmann, Council for Sustainable Development, Germany

  • 09.00h

    "Efficiency Potential of Photosynthetic Fuel": Wolfgang Junge, University of Osnabrück, Germany

  • 09.30h

    "Sustainable energy and fuel options for future aviation": Arne Roth, Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V., Germany

    Sustainable energy and fuel options for future aviation

  • 10.00h

    "The zero emission ship – a vision for shipping in the future": Ralf Plump, Germanischer Lloyd SE, Germany

    The zero emission ship – a vision for shipping in the future

  • 09.00-10.30h SESSION II.2 Concepts and Challenges – regional to local scale

    Chair: Kathrin Werner, Katrin Dziekan, Federal Environment Agency, Germany

  • 09:10h

    "Local climate protection - benchmarks, partnerships, guidelines for local governments": Hans Hertle, Ifeu GmbH, Germany

    Local climate protection - benchmarks, partnerships, guidelines for local governments

  • 09.30h

    "City of Neuburg an der Donau: Application of industrial waste heat for district heating systems": Manfred Rößle, f10 Forschungszentrum für Erneuerbare Energien Neuburg an der Donau gGmbH, Germany
    Richard Kuttenreich, Stadtwerke Neuburg an der Donau, Germany

    City of Neuburg an der Donau: Application of industrial waste heat for district heating systems

  • 09.50h

    "Climate protection in Japan - new approaches and targets after the Fukushima accident": Tsuneo Takeuchi, Nagoya University, Japan

  • 10.10h

    "Concepts and challenges for sustainable mobility in London": Rhona Munck, Transport of London, United Kingdom

  • 11.00 – 11.15h WRAP UP

    Harry Lehmann, Harry Lehmann, Federal Environment Agency, Germany

  • 11.15 – 12.15h PANEL Setting the train on track - Implications of greenhouse gas neutrality on society

    Chair: Dagmar Dehmer, Journalist
    Jochen Flasbarth, Federal Environment Agency, Germany
    Maarten Hajer, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, The Netherlands
    Martin Kaiser, Greenpeace e.V., Germany
    Johannes Merck, Otto Group, Germany
    Gesine Schwan, Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance, Germany

  • 12.15-12.30h SUMMARY AND CLOSING REMARKS

    Harry Lehmann, Federal Environment Agency, Germany

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