Reliable, environment-friendly and financially viable. Which types of energy could meet these requirements in view of a global climate change? What are the possibilities in handling the waste products of energy production? By which means these risks could be avoided or minimized for the benefit of humans and the environment?
These key concerns were addressed in a workshop that was held on September 11 – 12, 2008. International renowned scientists discussed about the energy scenarios of the future as well as the advantages and risks of various technologies. Significantly, the basis for a common data and risk evaluation was created. Hosting the event were the academic staff of the Hamburg Excellence Initiative CliSAP (Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction), particularly the University of Hamburg’s two research institutions, namely, the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker-Center for Science and Peace Research (ZNF) and the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH), as well as the Research Network of Science, Disarmament and International Security (FONAS).