In its new Special Report, the IPCC assesses the potentials of renewable energy technologies to contribute to securing future global energy supply and to mitigating climate change. The comprehensive state of knowledge assessment Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) has been presented to the public in Berlin, Germany, on 16 May 2011.
Presentation of the IPCC Special Report in the Audimax of the TU Berlin. Credit: TU Berlin/Pressestelle/Dahl
At the invitation of the Technische Universität Berlin and the Stiftung Mercator the German Federal Minister of education and research, Annette Schavan, and the Federal Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen have discussed the report with Ottmar Edenhofer, Co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group “Mitigation of Climate Change” that has published the report. More than 1800 guests were present at the presentation.