Abstract

The conference session Uncertainties in the context of Earth System governance at the Interdisciplinary Conference of Young Earth System Scientists 2013 had been endorsed by the Earth System Governance Project. This report gives a short summary on this session and the overall conference.

Context: The ICYESS

The session Uncertainties in the context of Earth System governance, its goals, effects and costs was part of the Interdisciplinary Conference of Young Earth System Scientists (ICYESS) 2013: Understanding and Interpreting Uncertainty (http://icyess.eu/) which took place at the University of Hamburg, September 22 – 25, 2013. The conference was organised by young scientists from various institutes and disciplines from different countries, in close collaboration with the School of Integrated Climate System Sciences (SICSS) and the Young Earth System Scientists community (YESS). The conference received funding from the Körber Foundation, the Cluster of Excellence CliSAP via SICSS (Hamburg), the Center for a Sustainable University and the German Climate Consortium (DKK). Moreover, it was supported by the Clusters of Excellence MARUM (Bremen) and Future Ocean (Kiel) as well as by the University of Hamburg and the Earth System Governance Project.

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