9th German-Brazilian Dialogue: a discussion of the future of the urban ecosystem

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Our sister organisation, the German Centre for Science and Innovation (DWIH) São Paulo, and the São Paulo State Research Support Foundation (FAPESP), are holding the 9th German-Brazilian Dialogue on Science, Research, and Innovation on May 17th to 20th under this year’s theme: “Cities and Climate – The Multi-level Governance Challenge”.

Dates: May 17-20, 2021 (to May 21 in JST)

Time: 21:00-01:00 (JST) / 14:00-18:00 (CEST)

Language: English

Event Information

May 17, 2021, 9:00 PM to May 21, 2021, 1:00 AM

Organiser: DWIH São Paulo, São Paulo State Research Support Foundation (FAPESP)

Teaser | German-Brazilian Dialogue: Cities and Climate – The Multi-Level Governance Challenge (EN)

Teaser | German-Brazilian Dialogue: Cities and Climate – The Multi-Level Governance Challenge (EN)

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The event will discuss how cities, which are both the cause and the victims of climate change, can create a sustainable agenda for mitigating the effects of climate change. To that end, economists, engineers, legal counsel, researchers, and educators from Brazil and Germany will present analyses of studies, trends, and forecasts of climate impacts on urban ecosystems.

Among prominent German speakers of the 9th Dialogue are the oceanographer and Professor of Physics of the Oceans at the University of Potsdam Stefan Rahmstorf, considered to be one of the world’s current top ten climatologists by the Financial Times, and Professor of public and environmental law of the University of Münster (WWU) Sabine Schlacke, Vice President of the Global Climate Change Scientific Board of the German Government (WBGU).

Among prominent Brazilian participants are professor Marcos Buckeridge, Director of the Institute of Biosciences of the University of São Paulo (USP) and Coordinator of the USP Global Cities study, and Professor Leila da Costa Ferreira, representative of Campinas State University (UNICAMP) on the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Global Challenges – Adapting to Climate Change. The program with all topics and dates can be found attached.

At the centre of the discussions of the 9th Dialogue, subjects such as governance, consequences of global warming for coastal cities, effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as science and technology, and their usage for monitoring, mitigating, and adapting to climate change will be examined. Some of the panel discussions will deal with current projects as UNICAMP’s Sustainable Campus and the Water-Food-Energy Nexus of the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

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