Will Climate change the World?



Third Dialogue on Science,
October 29 to September 1, 2004

14:00

Registration of Participants

15:30

Opening of the Conference

Dr. Klaus Hug

President of the Foundation

16:15

Climate Variability and Change – Past, Presence and Future

Prof. Heinz Wanner / Prof. Christoph Schär

16:50

Where we are and where we are Going in Climate Policy

Dr. Beat Nobs

Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and Landscapes (BUWAL)

20:00
22:00

Nightcap

06:30

Morning Activity «In the Spirit of the Location»

08:30

Chair: Dr. Christoph Ritz

Mitigating Climate Change: Adaptation and Reduction of Emissions

Prof. Hans von Storch

Institute of Coastal Research Geesthacht and University of Hamburg

09:15

Chair: Dr. Christoph Ritz

Emission Certificates – their Role in Climate Policy

Nigel Antony Baker

Swiss Re, Zürich

09:30

Chair: Christoph Ritz

Partnerschaft für ein besseres Verständnis (in German)

Reto Braun

Earth Council, Geneva

10:15

Chair: Dr. Simon Aegerter

The Case for Urgent Action on Climate Change

Jennifer Morgan

Director Climate Change Program, WWF International, Berlin

11:00

Chair: Dr. Simon Aegerter

Managing Climate Risk. A U.S. Business View

Dr. Brian Flannery

Exxon Mobil Corporation, Irving, Texas

11:45

Chair: Dr. Simon Aegerter

Is Kyoto going? And where? European Business Reflections

Dr. Michael Kohn

Joint Working Party on Climate Change, Internationale Handelskammer (ICC), Paris

12:30

Lunch

13:45

Workshops

The participants

18:30

Dinner

06:30

Morning Activity «In the Spirit of the Location»

08:30

Chair: Dr. Roger Baud

The Global Energy System of the Future – Key Determinant of Climate Change

Prof. Dieter Imboden

Environmental Physics ETH Zurich

09:15

Chair: Dr. Roger Baud

Do Developing Countries Need to Participate in a Climate Protocol?

Dr. Leena Srivastava

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India

10:15

Chair: Roger Baud

Workshops – Topic 1: Is scientific consensus sufficient to act?

Simon Aegerter

The Cogito Foundation

10:30

Chair: Roger Baud

Workshops – Topic 2: Options for a post Kyoto Policy

José Romero

BUWAL, Berne

10:45

Chair: Roger Baud

Workshops – Topic 3: Adaptation versus / and Mitigation?

Martin Grosjean

NCCR Climate

11:00

Chair: Roger Baud

Workshops – Topic 4: Are Voluntary Measures Sufficient (Role of big Companies)

Jens Soth

EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH

11:15

Chair: Roger Baud

Workshops – Topic 5: Chances and Risks of Developing Countries

Joane Kauffman

MIT and ETHZ

11:30

Chair: Roger Baud

Presentation of Projects (Students)

Young scientists

International Student Initiative for Action on Climate Change"

12:15

Closing Remarks

Dr. Klaus Hug

President of the Foundation

12:45

Farewell-Lunch

13:00

Partner

Following a long period of fruitful cooperation, a close partnership was agreed on in June 2007. The Collegium Helveticum is an institution jointly borne by the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (‘ETH’), Zurich.

The ETH Board is responsible for the strategic leadership of the ETH domain and assumes the supervision of its institutions. Its close relationship with the ETH Council has contributed to the successful continuation of Academia Engelberg Foundation since 2000.

The Foundation promotes research into the connecting human fundamentals of science. Academia Engelberg Foundation and the Foundation for Basic Research in Human Sciences have entered into a cooperation agreement for the period 2011 to 2015.

Helvetia is a quality-oriented comprehensive insurance company with over 150 years of experience. Academia Engelberg Foundation is convinced it will be able to use important synergies from the partnership starting in 2015.

With Singularity 2030 has been a partnership since 2016. The aim is to create synergies in the knowledge transfer of scientific research on singularity (artificial intelligence / biological intelligence) to the general public and entrepreneurial circles.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is one of the world’s leading international philanthropic organizations. It has been supporting Academia Engelberg Foundation’s activities since 2013 and thus significantly contributes to the continued existence of the summer school.

A partnership with the University of Lucerne has existed since summer 2013. Since 2016 we have also a parthership with the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Lucerne. Through these partnerships, synergies are used and joint projects are tested and realized. The University of Lucerne currently consists of three faculties: the faculties for Theology, Culture and Social Sciences, and Law.

In 2014, Academia Engelberg Foundation formed a partnership with the University of Lund in Sweden. The University was founded in 1666 but general studies, predecessor of today’s University, already existed in 1425.

The focus of the Foundation is the promotion of organizations in the areas of culture and arts, architecture, design, music, sports, education, and science. It has been a partner of Academia Engelberg Foundation since 2014.