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Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"
Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"

3rd - 5th April 2018: World Symposium on Climate Change and Biodiversity (WSCCB-2018), Manchester, UK


Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30th September 2017
Deadline for submission of papers: 20th December 2017
Deadline for registrations: 10th January 2018

Since the Handbook of Climate Change and Biodiversity is expected to be launched shortly after the event, the deadlines need to be followed.

How to submit an abstract

An abstract should be up to 200 words, it should describe the rationale and aims of the paper, and some of its results. General descriptions of broad contexts should be avoided.  The full contact details about the author(s) need to be provided. Abstracts should be written in the third person and not in the first or second one (e.g. I, me, or my paper). Please see a sample abstract below. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted, will receive further details about how to submit their full papers, and further logistical information. Please send your abstract to Dr. Jelena Barbir at: jelena(@)

Sample Abstract

Promoting Climate Change Adaptation Policies: breaking misconceptions and addressing information needs

Professor Walter Leal
School of Science and the Environment
Manchester Metropolitan University
Chester Street
Manchester, M1 5GD
United Kingdom


The impacts of climate change to natural ecosystems, infra-structure and livelihood, mean that the implementation of climate change adaptation policies as a fundamental block guiding strategies in developing countries has become a pressing issue.  Among other factors, the preparation and execution of  climate change adaptation policies strategies is made difficult by the general lack of awareness and spread misconceptions about the real impacts of such policies. This, in turn, slows down the execution of  the many policies needed, at the national level.

This paper presents an analysis about the misconceptions related to the implementation of climate change adaptation policies, and describes the most widespread ones, as well as their implications. A special emphasis is given to the problems and barriers caused by misinformation, which – in turn- prevents the proper design and implementation of adaptation policies at the national level. Finally, some concrete steps which may be taken in order to break the misconceptions and foster a  more  systematic view of adaptation policies,  are outlined. Experiences gathered in this paper will be useful to organisations interested in the different levels of policy responses given to climate change.

Letzte Änderung: 27.08.17

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Dr. Jelena Barbir
International Climate Change Information Programme