Discussion Series: Climate extremes and impacts on the terrestrial carbon-cycle and fires

Discussion Series: Climate extremes and impacts on the terrestrial carbon-cycle and fires

Discussion Series: Climate extremes and impacts on the terrestrial carbon-cycle and fires

Location: Virtual
Dates: 20 April 2023, 15:00-16:30 CEST
Register: https://climateextremes.confetti.events/ 

Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and WCRP for the webinar series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. The event includes two presentations on extreme events.

Presentations

Moderated by Pierre Friedlingstein (University of Exeter).

 

Speaker Information

Dr. Ana Bastos, Max Planck Institute

Ana Bastos leads the Climate-ecosystem-disturbance interactions group at the Department of Biogeochemical Integration (Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry). She obtained her PhD in Geophysical and Geoinformation Science by the University of Lisbon in 2015. Her overarching scientific goal is to better understand inter-annual to long-term variability in the global carbon-cycle. To do this, her research bridges the disciplines of atmospheric science, ecology and biogeochemistry, from both observation-based and modelling perspectives. Specific topics include land-atmosphere interactions, the role of internal climate variability and ocean-atmosphere-land teleconnections in controlling carbon-cycle dynamics, the impacts of climate extremes on ecosystem functioning and ecosystem disturbance regimes. She is currently co-leading the “REgional Carbon Cycle Assessment and Processes”, phase 2 (RECCAP-2) project, an activity of the Global Carbon Project aimed at improving our ability to constrain regional to national carbon budgets to inform the global stocktake process of the Paris Agreement. In 2022, she received the Early Career Scientist Award by the Biogeosciences Division of the European Geosciences Union and was granted an ERC Starting Grant to advance understanding about forest vulnerability to compound extremes under climate change.

 

Dr. Guido van der Werf, Vrije University Amsterdam

Guido van der Werf received his MSc. (2001) and PhD (2006) from the Vrije Universiteit, the latter based on a 3 year internship at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He received fellowships from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in 2006 (Veni) and 2014 (Vici) and a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC) in 2011. Together with colleagues in the U.S. he developed the Global Fire Emissions Database and he is since 2014 amongst the 1% most frequently cited Earth scientists. Van der Werf aims to understand how the global carbon cycle interacts with the climate system. His group focuses specifically on deforestation and forest fires. Combining biogeochemical modeling, satellite data, and atmospheric modeling enables them to quantify fire and deforestation emissions, and these are the basis for exploring their response to and influence on climatic, demographic, and socio-economical changes. In addition, they use satellite data to test ecological hypotheses over large scales. Van der Werf teaches the Global Change course for Bachelor students Earth Sciences and Earth and Economics students, and coordinates the Master’s course Global Biogeochemical Cycles for Earth Sciences students

Discussion Series: Entering Social Tipping: Norms, Agency and Scales

Discussion Series: Entering Social Tipping: Norms, Agency and Scales

Discussion Series: Entering Social Tipping: Norms, Agency and Scales

Location: Virtual
Dates: 30 March 2023, 15:00-16:30 CEST
Register: https://entering-social-tipping-norms-agency-and-scales.confetti.events/ 

Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and WCRP for the webinar series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. The event includes two presentations on social tipping points.

Presentations

 

Speaker Information

Dr. Avit Bhowmik, AIMES SSC Member, Karlstad University
Dr. Avit Bhowmik is an Assistant Professor of Risk and Environmental Studies. He is the Lead Modeller of the Exponential Roadmap project and a Senior Research Fellow at Project Drawdown, both of which consolidate solutions and model their implementation strategies to halve global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
His current research focuses on social tipping points for climate mitigation and sustainability transformation. He explores innovative and existing climate solutions, and studies how they could be implemented to exponentially reduce greenhouse gas emissions and abruptly transform societies to sustainability. He also models the successful implementation pathways for UN Sustainable Development Goals. He is an author of the first Exponential Climate Action Roadmap Report released in the Global Climate Action Summit 2018. He is also an author of the first World in 2050 Report released in the UN High Level Political Forum in 2018.
Dr. Viktoria Spaiser, University of Leeds
Dr. Viktoria Spaiser has a background in Sociology (PhD, Bielefeld University, Germany, 2012), Political Science (MA in Conflict, Security and Development, King’s College London, UK, 2008) and Computer Science (German Diploma, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany, 2013). She is a visiting researcher in the Computational Social Science Research Group at ETH Zurich in 2012 and a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies Stockholm (2012-2014) and at the Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University in Sweden (2014-2015). Between August 2015 and July 2020 she was a University Academic Fellow in Political Science Informatics at the University of Leeds, POLIS. Since July 2020 she is an Associate Professor at POLIS. She is also affiliated with the Priestley International Centre for Climate and the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA).
Discussion Series: Governing Earth System Tipping Points in Times of Multiple Crises

Discussion Series: Governing Earth System Tipping Points in Times of Multiple Crises

Discussion Series: Governing Earth System Tipping Points in Times of Multiple Crises

Location: Virtual
Dates: 27 February 2023, 14:00-15:30 CET
Register: https://governance-of-climate-tipping-points.confetti.events/

Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and WCRP for the webinar series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. The event includes two presentations on the governance of tipping points.

Presentations

Moderated by Solveig Crompton (University of Stavanger).

Speaker Information

 

Dr. Dirk Messner, UBA/German Environment Agency

Dr. Dirk Messner has been the President of the German Environment Agency since 2020. He previously served as Director of the Institute for Environment and Human Security of United Nations University (UNU-EHS) in Bonn, Germany, and Vice Rector of the United Nations University (UNU). Prior to becoming Director of UNU-EHS in October 2018, Dirk had been Director of the German Development Institute from 2003-2018. Dirk is an internationally recognised expert on globalisation, global governance, transformation pathways to sustainability, decarbonisation of the global economy, sustainability and digital change, and international cooperation and societal change. Dirk has also been a member of a number of high-ranking policy advisory councils, including co-chairing the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Germany and is member of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED).

Dr. Manjana Milkoreit, University of Oslo

Dr. Manjana Milkoreit received her Ph.D. in Global Governance from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to joining the University of Oslo, she was a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at Purdue University, and a Postdoctoral Researcher at Arizona State University’s Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. At ASU she lead the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative, an interdisciplinary effort to engage scholars, writers and the public in a conversation about the role of imagination in societal responses to climate change. Her research integrates scholarship on global environmental governance and cognitive theory to study actor motivations, beliefs and agency, institutional and policy design and effectiveness related to climate change. She is interested in challenges at the science-policy-society interface, including the use of scientific knowledge in environmental decision-making, and the role of ideologies in advancing or preventing effective societal responses to climate change. Her current research focuses on the role of future thinking (imagination) in sustainability transformations and the study of social tipping points.

Discussion Series: Climate Tipping Points: how to tip society, not the planet

Discussion Series: Climate Tipping Points: how to tip society, not the planet

Discussion Series: Climate Tipping Points: how to tip society, not the planet

Location: Virtual
Dates: 26 January 2023, 15:00-16:30 CET
Register: https://tipping-points-positive-tipping.confetti.events/ 

Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and WCRP for the webinar series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. The event includes two presentations on social tipping points.

Presentations

  • David Armstrong McKay (University of Exeter): Climate tipping points: how close are they, and what can we do about them?
  • Mark Meldrum (Systemiq): Socio-economic tipping points to drive accelerated adoption of climate solutions – what we know and what we don’t know
  • Q&A/ Discussion moderated by Ruth Townend (Chatham House).

Speaker Information

David Armstrong McKay is a Climate-Biosphere Scientist, Communicator, & Advocate, working to understand and enhance Earth system & socio-ecological resilience for an age of Climate and Ecological crisis. He is based in Brighton, England, and works as a Research Impact Fellow at the University of Exeter & Global Systems Institute helping to lead the ‘State of Tipping Points’ report and working with the Earth Commission to set safe and just Earth system boundaries. He is also an associated researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre, and do some research consulting and science communication (via Georesilience Analytics) on the side.

Mark Meldrum is the Director of Energy Transition and Sustainable Finance at SYSTEMIQ Ltd in London, UK. 

Discussion Series: Health implications of climate tipping points

Discussion Series: Health implications of climate tipping points

Discussion Series: Health implications of climate tipping points

Location: Virtual
Dates: 5 December 2022, 17:30 – 19:00 CET
Register: https://health-implications-of-climate-tipping-points.confetti.events/

Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and the WCRP Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity for this webinar on the health implications of climate tipping points in a series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system.

Presentations

Moderated by Tolullah Oni (University of Cambridge)

 

Discussion Series: Cloud feedbacks and atmospheric dynamics

Discussion Series: Cloud feedbacks and atmospheric dynamics

Discussion Series: Cloud feedbacks and atmospheric dynamics

Location: Virtual
Dates: 23 November 2022, 10:30 – 12:00 CET
Register: https://cloud-feedbacks-and-atmospheric-dynamics.confetti.events/

Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and the WCRP Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity for the cloud feedbacks and atmospheric dynamics webinar in a series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system.

Presentations

  • Caroline Muller (Institute of Science and Technology Austria): Spontaneous aggregation of convective storms
  • Rodrigo Caballero (Stockholm University): The transition to superrotation in warm climates
  • Q&A/ Discussion moderated by Steve Sherwood (The University of New South Wales)

Speaker Information

Prof. Caroline Muller
Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Prof. Caroline Muller is the group leader of the Muller group. The research activities of the Muller group lie in the fields of geophysical fluid dynamics and climate science. The team is particularly interested in processes, which are too small in space and time to be explicitly resolved in coarse-resolution Global Climate Models (GCMs) used for climate prediction. Important examples are internal waves in the ocean, and clouds in the atmosphere. These small-scale processes need to be parametrized, that is, modeled with simple equations, in GCMs in order to improve current model projections of climate change. The group’s overall goal is to improve our fundamental understanding of these small-scale processes of our climate, using theoretical and numerical tools, as well as in-situ and satellite measurements.
Prof. Rodrigo Caballero
Stockholm University, Sweden
Prof. Rodrigo Caballero is a professor at the Department of Meteorology in Stockholm University. His research group explores the multifarious ways in which atmospheric dynamics—from planetary-scale waves to the motion of individual cloud droplets—helps shape past, present and future climates. They do this using a combination of simple models, full-complexity general circulation models, observational data analysis and statistical modelling. They enjoy close links with the Bolin Center for Climate Research and the Swedish e-Science Research Centre.