Carbon in the City. International Perspectives

Vom Selbstverständnis der Naturwissenschaften
Internationaler Workshop

Teilnehmer u.a.: AbuBakr Bahaj, School of Civil Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton; Axel Friedrich, Umweltbundesamt, Dessau; Sue Roaf, Arizona State University, and The Open University, UK; Shambhu Singh, Joint Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Delhi. Gesprächsleitung: Vincent Landon, Berlin Ort: Britische Botschaft, Wilhelmstr. 70, Berlin-Mitte

11. Mai 2007

Climate change is one of the major environmental challenges of the 21st century. Following the alarming reports that have surfaced recently, many governments have begun to react to global warming both on a national scale as well as seeking to further international cooperation on this issue. What has gone largely unnoticed, are the many acitvities on the subnational level which had started well before the issue has come to the fore in the media. City administrations around the world have already launched successful initiatives to come to grips with air pollution, especially with carbon emissions.

The international workshop hosted by British Council Germany and the Einstein Forum, Potsdam, brings together experts from India, Great Britain and Germany. They will discuss the achievements and shortcomings of current initiatives to achieve sustainability, exemplified in European and Asian capital cities like London, Berlin, New Delhi, and Hong Kong.

Freitag, 11. Mai 2007

Patrick Hart
Deputy Director, British Council Germany, Berlin

Dominic Schroeder
Political Counsellor, British Embassy, Berlin
Introductory Remarks