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Joint Press Invitation by the TU Berlin and the Stiftung Mercator

IPCC launches Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation in Berlin

Wednesday, 13. April 2011

To what extent can renewable energy sources contribute to mitigating climate change? / Launch Event with the German Federal Environment Minister / Press Invitation

On 16 May 2011 the Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will present the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) in Berlin. It is the first public presentation of the report following its approval by the IPCC Plenary in Abu Dhabi in early May. The IPCC Working Group III has been invited to launch the report by the Technische Universität Berlin and the Stiftung Mercator that funds the event.

Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer, holder of the Chair for "Economics of Climate Change" at the TU Berlin and Co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group III "Mitigation of Climate Change" will present the report and discuss the findings with a panel of renowned international scientists. Prior to the panel discussion the Federal Environment Minister Dr. Norbert Röttgen and the Federal Minister of Education and Research Dr. Annette Schavan (tbc) will deliver speeches.

Please save the date for the press conference and the launch event. A detailed invitation will be sent out in early May.

Press Conference
16 May 2011, 12.30 to 1.30 pm
TU Berlin, Hauptgebäude, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Raum H 1035
Launch Event
16 May 2011, 2 to 4 pm
TU Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Audimax

For organisational reasons please register by email: pressestelle@tu-berlin.de or by fax: +49 30 314-23909.


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The Report

An international team of more than one hundred experts has assessed the scientific literature on six renewable energy sources: bioenergy, solar energy, geothermal energy, hydropower, ocean energy, and wind energy. The report analyses how renewable energy sources can be integrated into existing and future energy systems, discusses the associated technological challenges, evaluates potential environmental and social implications, and addresses the costs associated with increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix. At the interface between science and policy, the report provides policymakers with an in depth analysis of the current state of research and practical experience with renewable energy sources.

The Working Group

The Working Group III (WG III) of the IPCC focuses its work on the mitigation of anthropogenic climate change. Renewable energy sources can contribute substantially to securing energy access and reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases from the combustion of fossil fuels. The SRREN assesses the potential contribution of renewable energy sources to climate change mitigation.


If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Technische Universität Berlin
Stefanie Terp
Phone: +49 30 314-23922

Stiftung Mercator
Marisa Klasen
Communications Manager
Phone: +49 201 24522-53

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