Public Discussion

(Mis)understanding of Climate – China, India and the EU

08.10.2015 | Panel discussion | 7:30 pm, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Berlin

Dhaka_Smog_wikimediaCommons-e2Nowadays, global challenges can only be dealt with in a joint effort of industrialised countries and rising economic powers such as China and India. This becomes particularly clear in international climate politics. Prior to the upcoming 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, three experts of renown from the fields of climate, development and international relations from China, India and Europe discussed reciprocal perceptions of lines of conflict and possible solutions as well as national, cultural and media prejudices. This public evening discussion focussed on the question of the existence of global citizenship.

Please find a recapitulation of this discussion here



Prof. Dr Bharat H. Desai, Jawaharlal Nehru Chair in International Environmental Law, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi; Member of the Working Group on National Implementation of the Rio Principles, Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations; Member of the National Steering Committee, Climate Change Division, Government of India (2010-2013)

Prof. Dr Dirk Messner, Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Vice Chair of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat globale Umweltveränderungen, WBGU) to the German Federal Government

Prof. Dr Wang Yiwei, Professor at the School of International Studies und Senior Fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies (RDCY), Director of the Institute of International Affairs, Director of the Center for EU Studies at the Renmin University of China

DEU, Berlin, 08.10.2015, Public Diplomacy Forum 2015 – Klima(miss)verstaendnisse - China, Indien und die EU, [ (c) Wolfgang Borrs,,; ]Moderation:
Clare Shine
, Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Salzburg Global Seminar; Member, IUCN Commission on Environmental Law; Associate, Institute for European Environmental Policy

Free Admission

Photo: Wolfgang Borrs