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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

Structure of the Event

WSCCB-2018 will be organised in two main strands:

Strand 1: 
Participating and organisations will be able to put-up posters describing their works and projects and to distribute the relevant information to the participants. The posters will be the backbone of the event and will allow close, one-to-one contacts between the participants and the exhibitors.

Strand 2: the presentations

A set of presentations, divided into four main themes will be organised, distributed over parallel sessions dealing with some of the issues of strategic value in the field of climate change and biodiversity. These are:

Section 1: this section deals with climate change impacts to Fauna (e.g fisheries, birds, insects, etc)

Section 2: this section deals with climate change impacts to flora and micro-organisms (e.g. individual  plants species, fruits and vegetables, bacteria, fungi, etc)

Section 3: this section deals with the impacts of climate change to ecosystems and biomes with a focus on the macro level (e.g. oceans, mountains, tundra, forests, polar regions, arid and semi-arid areas, etc)

Section 4: this section deals with the role and influence of biodiversity policies and the contribution of education, communication and information as tools to foster biodiversity conservation, including the role played by community based initiatives. 

The plenary and parallel sessions, as well as the social events, will provide participants with an outstanding opportunity to interact, network and learn about the latest ideas, projects and practices.


WSCCB-2018 will be held on 3rd-5th April 2018 on the campus of Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, United Kingdom. Manchester is the UK´s second largest city, with excellent travel connections. The schedule is as follows:

3rd April 2018:
Afternoon: 15:00-18:00 - Arrival and registration (I), set-up of displays
Evening: Free

4th April 2018
All day: Visits to posters, stands and displays
Morning: Registration (II), Plenary and Sessions
Afternoon: Plenary and Sessions
Evening: Reception   

5th April 2018
Morning: Plenary and Sessions, Exhibition and visit to displays
Afternoon: Plenary and Sessions, Exhibition and visit to displays
15:00-15:30 - Conclusions with the hand over of the Awards for the best papers

In order to ensure an efficient use of the time, delegates are kindly asked to organise their travel in a way that allows them to arrive in Manchester in the course of 3rd April 2018, and travel back on or after 5th April 2018 from 16:00, so they can fully take part in the Symposium.

Fees and Charges

A discounted fee of   Euro 300 (professionals) or Euro 150 (for students) plus 19% VAT, will be charged to those who register until 20th November 2017 (early bird registration). After that,  delegates will need to pay the full fee of  Euro 350 and Euro 200 respectively  (plus 19% VAT). The fee includes lunches and coffee breaks on 4th-5th April 2018 as well as the evening reception on 4th April 2018. Furthermore, the fee includes a on-line copy of the "Handbook of Climate Change and Biodiversity",  to be made available to the authors.

Interested people and organisations are encouraged to register by completing the application form provided. This is a self-funded event and the organisers are unable to pay any travel or accommodation costs of any kind. They are however happy to issue letters of invitation to support delegates whose papers have been peer-reviewed and accepted, to request funding for their participation.  

Letzte Änderung: 08.05.17

An die Redaktion


Dr. Jelena Barbir
International Climate Change Information Programme