Review of the 2nd DLR Conference on Climate Change in the Flora Cologne

  • Poster presentation at the 2nd DLR Conference on Climate Change © DLR
    Poster presentation at the 2nd DLR Conference on Climate Change © DLR

From 17th to 19th April, roughly a hundred internationally renowned climate scientists and representatives of International Organisations gathered in the facilities of the Flora Cologne. Discussing possible contributions of the aerospace research to a better understanding of the processes happening in the atmosphere and how the negative impacts of climate change can be mitigated and adapted to. The German Aerospace Centre (DLR) convened the conference jointly with the UN Office for Outer Space for the second time.

A substantial focus was the capture of satellite data on climate change and approaches to decrease the effects of aviation.

Interesting for event organisers, service providers and planers: the DLR Conference on Climate Change uses a variety of options to reduce the resource intensity of its events. It prioritises energy efficient logistics manages service providers guided by social and ecological criteria. For planning and implementation, the DLR contracts partner companies with certified sustainability concepts. CO²-emissions of the DLR Conference on Climate Change that cannot be prevented are compensated through the support of a gold standard climate protection project after the event. Here you can retrieve the DLR’s press statement.

Cologne has a long-standing reputation as one of the biggest and most innovative science regions in Europe. Its 16 universities and numerous highly internationally recognised research institutions form the strong foundation of the city’s science landscape. In the aerospace sector, the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) complement trio alongside the DLR. Here you can find an overview of the regions science landscape as well as fascinating interviews with personalities of different universities and innovative enterprises. This is where you can find suitable event locations for scientific congresses and conventions.