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Worldwide Online Climate Conference to kick off on 23 March

Dear Colleagues,

We are please to share the news on our upcoming virtual climate conference with you and hope to meet many of you online!

CLIMATE2020 – the worldwide online climate conference / Date: 23-30 March 2020 / Venue: Integrating Mitigation and Adaptation Initiatives for a Better Management of Climate Change and Its Impacts

  • The unique worldwide conference takes place from 23-30 March 2020 exclusively on the Internet – it is climate-neutral as all CO2 emissions will be offset!
  • CLIMATE2020 offers unrestricted, free access to high-quality scientific articles, climate projects and online courses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
  • The virtual event offers a unique opportunity for worldwide dialogue and exchange of ideas with scientists, experts from politics, business, education and other spheres of the society!
  • Through its comprehensive and exceptional approach, the virtual event contributes to meeting the global sustainability goal 13 “Climate Action” (Sustainable Development Goal, SDG 13)!

All this is just a mouse click away – participants can easily log in via the Internet, whether in the office, at school, at university, from home or on the move. So register for free at to access the conference platform, take a brief look inside and receive regular updates until the virtual doors of the conference finally open on 23 March 2020! You can also watch a short introductory video here.

In particular, young scientists from all over the world are offered an opportunity to present their own research on a worldwide stage. The conference will also provide information on numerous concrete projects and initiatives that are currently being implemented, presenting good examples of global activities to protect the climate. A separate section informs the participants about funding and collaboration opportunities. Finally, a parallel program consisting of live webinars and the dedicated podcast series “Climate Chats” is also part of this unique virtual conference. By its comprehensive open access offer, this conference therefore contributes to closing the knowledge gap in the fields of climate protection (mitigation) and adaptation.

The national patronage of CLIMATE2020 is held by Dr Gerd Müller, Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development and the local patronage of the online conference is held by Dr Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

In the run-up to CLIMATE2020, the organizers launched a new podcast series featuring experts from different sectors. In the fourth episode, the Climate Chats have Dr. Christiane Fröhlich, a Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies touching upon topics such as environmental, climate and conflict-induced migration, global environmental change, human mobility, vulnerability, conflict etc. In her work for the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies, Dr. Fröhlich works on questions that revolve around migration and mobility.

The CLIMATE2020 conference is supported by: European School of Sustainability Science and Research, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Sahel and Sahara Observatory (IOSS), KlimaInvest Green Concepts GmbH, Ecological Society for Eastern Africa (ESEA), Impact Human, Independent Evaluation Unit, Green Climate Fund, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, the greenwerk and Climate Advisory Network.

// Contact CLIMATE2020 Organizers:

Franziska Wolf, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Research and Transfer Centre Sustainability and Climate Change Management, Ulmenliet 20, D-21033 Hamburg/Germany,, franziska.wolf(at)

// Media inquiries:

Please contact the CLIMATE2020 Team via social media channels below or write an email to Caroline Paul Kanjookaran, Communications Manager – CLIMATE2020 at [email protected]:




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