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03: Climate change and risk governance – the role of research, science and innovation

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
english language

The workshop will provide knowledge pools about expected trends of climate change (e.g. extreme weather events, floods, and droughts), regional forecasting probabilities and the role of politics and geo-political examples (e.g. California and the Polar region). The use and controversy of policy instruments such as emissions trading and the socio-economic impacts of climate change will be discussed. One special focus of climate change impacts will be given to alpine areas, e.g. for tourism and land use. The workshop is designed to give an overview on a variety of pressing climate change issues and to demonstrate the role of research. Besides presentations from highly ranked international scientists, the focus of information exchange will be on the discussion process with the auditorium.

Senior Researcher, Abteilung Globaler Wandel und Natürliche Systeme, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK), Potsdam
Leiterin, Institut für Meteorologie, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Head, Section Plant Ecology, Institute of Botany, University of Basel
Professorin, Institut für Landschaftsentwicklung, Erholungs- und Naturschutzplanung (ILEN), Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
President, Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada); Vice President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Inuvik
Professor of Environmental Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University
Österreichische Delegierte zum EU-Rahmenprogramm "Umweltforschung", Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien
Head, Department II.4a - Ecology, Resource Management and Sustainability, Federal Ministry of Science and Research, Vienna

Dr. Dieter GERTEN

Senior Researcher, Abteilung Globaler Wandel und Natürliche Systeme, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK), Potsdam

Diplom, Angewandte Physische Geographie, Universität Trier Freiberuflicher wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung Promotion in Limnologie, Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei Berlin, Universität Potsdam
1996
1997-1998
1998-2001

Dr. Helga KROMP-KOLB

Leiterin, Institut für Meteorologie, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien

Universität Wien, Inst. f. Meteorologie und Geophysik (Universitätsassistentin) Habilitation an der Univ. Wien San Jose State University California (Guest Associate Prof.) BOKU Wien, Inst. f. Meteorologie und Physik (Univ.-Prof.; wiederholt Institutsvorstand) BOKU Senatsvorsitz
1971-1995
1982
1985-1986
1995-2003
2003-2006

Dr. Christian KÖRNER

Head, Section Plant Ecology, Institute of Botany, University of Basel

 Graduated with a Ph.D. in plant sciences at the University of Innsbruck. His major research fields are alpine ecology, forest ecology and comparative plant ecology of biomes worldwide. He represents a process oriented, functional approach to ecology which aims at deciphering the mechanisms by which plants master their environmental challenges. After years of research in the Alps, the Caucasus and Sweden, and overseas works (e.g. Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Argentina) Christian Körner was appointed to a chair in plant sciences at the University of Basel, Switzerland in 1989. In a number of experimental works he explored the above tasks in the context of rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations and biodiversity. Körner published over 250 articles in international journals, edited several books and became known for his standard textbook 'Alpine Plant Life' (Springer). He is editor in chief of Oecologia, worked on editorial boards of high profile journals such as Science and chaired the Swiss climate research forum Proclim for several years. Since 2000, he directs GMBA, the global mountain biodiversity assessment of DIVERSITAS. Körner is a member of several academies of science (e.g. the Austrian and the German Leopoldina), was plenary speaker at large international conferences and most recently was a guest professor at Yale University.

Dr. Ulrike PRÖBSTL

Professorin, Institut für Landschaftsentwicklung, Erholungs- und Naturschutzplanung (ILEN), Universität für Bodenkultur Wien

Studium an der TU München Abschluss Dipl.-Ing (Univ.) Dissertation Dr. rer. Silv. an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München im Bereich Waldsterben und Tourismus Leitung des Planungs- und Beratungsbüros AGL- Arbeitsgruppe für Landnutzungsplanung, Polling Habiliation zum Dr.agr.habil. An der TU München im Themenbereich Wintertourismus und Umweltauswirkungen
1997-1984
1988
1989-2007
2000
  Erholung und Tourismus.

Duane SMITH

President, Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada); Vice President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Inuvik

 He was elected President of ICC Canada in June 2002. As President of ICC Canada, Mr. Smith also became Vice-President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. Duane has been involved with ICC Canada since 1998. Born and raised in Inuvik, NWT, Mr. Smith continues his close attachment to the land. He has represented the Inuvialuit nationally & internationally for many years as a member (11yrs) and Chair (6yrs) of the Inuvialuit Game Council on sustainable resource management & indigenous rights. As chair, his achievements include the official signing of the Inuvialuit - Inupiat International Beluga Management Agreement involving the Inupiaq of Alaska and the Inuvialuit of northwest Canada, and a revised agreement on polar bear management between the same two parties. These have been officially recognized by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Department of Fisheries & Oceans.
 Mr. Smith is an adamant advocate for indigenous rights, their relationship to the environment as well as their traditional knowledge and insights indigenous people can provide. He also has over 18 years of experience with the regions' government in conservation and resource management.
 In addition to being an executive member to the ICC from Canada, Mr. Smith is a former co-chair of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Arctic Specialist group Sustainable Use Initiative. He presently sits on a multi-year, Canada led international research body coordinating and documenting data on the arctic through traditional knowledge and western science. Additionally, Mr. Smith is a member of the National Steering Committee for the Canadian IPY.

Ph.D. Thomas STERNER

Professor of Environmental Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University

A levels in Physics, Chemistry Mathematics in UK MA in economics Ph.D. University Lecturer
1969
1976
1986
1990

Dr. MBA Irene GABRIEL

Österreichische Delegierte zum EU-Rahmenprogramm "Umweltforschung", Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien

Doktoratsstudium der Biologie Masters of Business Administration (ASU). Visiting Scientist und Faculty Research Assoc. Am Center for Environmental Studies der Acting Dean der International Graduate School of Business in Freiburg im Breisgau, Deutschland Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, stellvertretende Abteilungsleitung; internationale
1984
1992
  Arizona State University, USA
1985-1993
1993-1994
  Umweltforschung/Schwerpunkte: Nachhaltigkeitsforschung und Klimaforschung
seit 1994

Technology Forum

show timetable

23.08.2007

08:00 - 21:00 Presentation of the three Christian Doppler Laboratories concerning allergies Culture
08:00 - 10:00 Technology brunch hosted by Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung Social
11:00 - 11:20 Welcome address Plenary
11:20 - 12:00 Opening Plenary
12:00 - 14:00 Global warming Plenary
14:30 - 16:15 The frontiers of science [in cooperation with the Institute of Science and Technology Austria] Plenary
18:00 - 19:30 Looking inside Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Reception hosted by Alcatel-Lucent Austria Social

24.08.2007

07:00 - 16:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kids Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 01: The risk and the new – ‘risk governance’ Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 08: Smart Wellbeing Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 11: The phenomenon of Second Life – the creation of a new world? Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 07: Design by nature – nature’s contribution to industrial progress Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 02: The changing industrial landscape  challenges, opportunities, strategies Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 06: The impact of climate change on mobility – challenges for infrastructure and private transport Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 09: The five senses Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 10: Technology transfer in European regions Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 05: The end of IT-innovation – the growth opportunity for Europe? Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 05: New initiatives and models of the 7th EU Framework Programme on Research to enhance European competitiveness – European technology platforms from the Austrian and the European points of view Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young people Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 03: Climate change and risk governance – the role of research, science and innovation Breakout
07:30 - 13:30 Special event: Bulgaria and Romania as partners in EUropean science and research Breakout
13:00 - 14:30 Regions and global competition Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 The future – dream or reality Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 The five senses Plenary
18:00 - 21:30 Reception hosted by the Province of Lower Austria Social

25.08.2007

07:00 - 08:00 What changed? Plenary
08:00 - 09:00 Security Plenary
09:30 - 10:00 Junior Alpbach and Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach 2007 Plenary
10:00 - 11:00 Science & technology, entrepreneurship & society Plenary
11:00 - 11:20 A look back and a view ahead Plenary
11:20 - 12:30 Reception hosted by Microsoft Austria Social