The Second German-Israeli Climate Talks took place at Tel Aviv University (Israel) and the Dead Sea from September 1st - 3rd, 2015. The Climate Talks addressed climate change in the lowest place on Earth, the Dead Sea Great Rift Valley, bird migration and DESERVE.
During lectures and excursions, ornithologists, ecologists and climate scientists from Germany, Jordan and Israel illustrated the impact of climate change on bird migration in the Dead Sea Rift Valley. Together with conservationists, politicians and decision makers, they discussed sustainable politics and policy in the framework of “research for the people”.
The atmospheric research accomplished within DESERVE was presented by Prof. Pinhas Alpert (Tel Aviv University, Israel) and Prof. Christoph Kottmeier (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany). Their talks were complemented by a visit of the energy balance station at Ein Gedi highlighting the importance of atmospheric measurements to quantify current climate and to assess future changes.
The Climate Talks were jointly organized by the German Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel, Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Zoology and The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI).