DE-US.net

Your network for the exchange of ideas and the access to expert knowledge about the City of Tomorrow. Discuss with our members if you want to provide solutions for sustainable and better living in the "Zukunftsstadt" - the City of Tomorrow. DE-US.net supports you by:

    • highlighting people and projects offering innovative solutions and research activities,
    • providing a platform to discuss ideas and innovative approaches to make US and German cities ready for the future,
    • being a market place to establish new partnerships for further optimization, adaptation and implementation of innovations,
    • creating a repository of funding options to support bilateral projects and Exchange.

News & Events

7. Webinar: Global Warming: What can we learn from the COP24 meeting?

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Reimund Schwarze, Dr. Oleksandr Sushchenko, Hannes Rassmann

In December 2018, politicians and scientists from around the globe met in Katowice to evaluate the status of climate change, which is broadly considered to threatening sustainability and resilience of societies around the world. The IPCC special report 15 was meant to be the key scientific input into the COP24 meeting, when the Parties of the Paris Agreement met in Poland with the central aim to keep global temperature rise this century well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to a maximum increase of 1.5°C. This is an ambitious aim acknowledging the fact that global temperatures are already rapidly approaching the 1.5°C target. 

A team of social science researchers with backgrounds as different as international law, political economy and social ethnology from the German research center "UFZ" followed the COP24 meeting in Poland within the negotiation area and outside the tents to observe and analyze if and how the urgent message of the IPCC has been taken up in the Katowice agreements. At this webinar they will report on their experiences and assessments. Join us when they will tell us first-hand from the Katowice negotiations and discuss with us the impacts and implications for sustainable, resilient and healthy communities and urban development!

Your host will be Prof. Dr. Reimund Schwarze - a globaly renown economist working on climate change adaptation strategies in particular related to sustainable land use incentives. Reimund joined COP24 and several previous international climate change conferences and will be joined by international colleagues Dr. Oleksandr Sushchenko and Hannes Rassmann in the webinar.

The webinar will be on Dec. 20 at 14:30 - 15:45 GMT (15:30 - 16:45 Berlin | 9:30am - 10:45am Washington).

To join, just click http://deus.clickmeeting.com/global-warming-what-can-we-learn-from-the-cop24-meeting at the time of the meeting.

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6. Webinar: Live-Streaming: At the Frontiers of U.S.-German Urban Transformation Research

We will be streaming live from Washington, D.C., Resources for the Future meeting of DE-US.net!

http://www.de-us.net/webinar.html

https://deus.clickmeeting.com/resources-for-the-future

9:00       Intro

Short presentations + Q&A by hosts of event setting the scene.

  • Ann Bartuska, Vice President RFF Land, Water and Nature (LWN) Program
  • Stephan Bartke, UFZ: A short introduction of the DE-US.net Platform
  • Annette Gatchett, EPA: The history of US-German Bilateral Working Group

9:30       Pitches and presentations by participants

  • Reimund Schwarze, UFZ and European University Viadrina
    "Using Fulbright support for climate and extreme events risk research"
  • Detlef Grimski, German Environment Agency
    "Stakeholder needs for research for sustainable land-use"
  • Britta Bierwagen, US Environmental Protection Agency
    "Community Resilience Research at EPA"
  • Allison Reilly, University of Maryland, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    "Repeated disasters and the costs for FEMA: Insights from the Public Assistance Program"
  • Kris Wernstedt, Virginia Tech Urban Planning
    "The Risk of Resilience"
  • Leidy Klotz, University of Virginia VA Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture
    "Nudging Designers: Choice Architecture for More Resilient Infrastructure"
  • Mike Gerst, University of Maryland, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
    "Development of Resilience Indicators in Maryland Communities"
  • Casey Wichman, Resources For the Future
    "Who pays to replace water infrastructure in the U.S.?"

Join without prior registration online! - Just visit our site and follow instructions!

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DE-US.net is coming (back) to D.C. - Join us in July 17-20!

We are coming back to Washington, D.C. - July 17-20!

As part of DE-US.net and in continuation of the U.S. - German bilateral collaboration on making municipalities more sustainable, we are organizing different events and workshops in D.C.

Meetings include

  • field trips at Long Birdge Park
  • workshop at The US Green Building Council
  • strategic event and discussions at the German Embassy
  • exchange on research frontlines at Resources for the Future

... all oriented at facilitating new German - U.S. collaboration.

You can find first details in a tentative agenda here: http://www.de-us.net/washington.html

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