Monday, January 16, 2012


cc: "Mike Hulme (E-mail)" <>, "Marcel Berk (E-mail)" <>, "Joyeeta Gupta" <>
date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 10:46:21 +0100
from: "Edan Rotenberg" <>
subject: Tyndall's role in the HOT project
to: "Alex Haxeltine (E-mail)" <>

Dear Alex,

After meeting with Marcel Berk and Joyeeta Gupta I've been asked to get in touch with you
to start fleshing out what Tyndall's role in the HOT project will look like. This involves
dealing with two types of scientific support - the background paper which will serve as
input to the meetings, and scientific support at the meetings themselves.

What do you think is the best way to provide scientific support at the meetings? We hope
that you will be in touch with all of the regional partners in relation to their science

Background Paper:
Marcel thought it would be wise if you prepared a draft of the scientific input in advance,
and simply made modifications as you saw fit when the stakeholder surveys came back. Also,
please note that we added another line to the scientific input description in the research
protocol: asking Tyndall to include some general background on vulnerability and adaptive
capacity in the background data. This is because we feel that the discussions, especially
in the south, are going to involve adaptation and a discussion of the costs. Since
vulnerability depends on both the severity of climate change impacts and the adaptive
capacity of those affected some understanding of the scientific discussions on adaptive
capacity and vulnerability will probably be helpful in the regional meetings.

Additionally, we are aware that the European Climate Forum is also planning a one day
conference on defining dangerous climate change to be based on a position paper being
prepared by Bill Hare of Greenpeace. Do you think that his paper could be a good piece
from which to start building the scientific input? Even if not it may be useful in helping
to move along the dialogue at regional meetings (an independent source of ideas that no one
is attached to). Can we get a copy of that paper when it is finished?

Joyeeta would like to schedule a teleconference with you for sometime next week - is the
25^th good?

I hope to hear back from you shortly, and wish you well. On a personal note it looks like
I won't be applying to UEA after all - my girlfriend and I talked it over and decided that
we aren't going to move to the UK for 2-5 years b/c we would start settling in and making
contacts very far from home. Nonetheless, thanks for taking the time to talk with me about
UEA, and I look forward to meeting you at some point (thought probably not this time around
- I leave the IVM on March 10^th).

Best wishes,

Edan Rotenberg

Edan Rotenberg, Guest Researcher
Institute for Environmental Studies,
Vrije Universiteit
De Boelelaan 1087
1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31-20-4449562 Fax: +31-20-4449553

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