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

12th-13th September 2018: Climate Change in China, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

China is a fascinating country, with a unique history which goes back thousands of years, and which today shows a mixture of tradition and modernity. At present, remarkable developments are seen in China in respect of economic growth - being the world's second largest economy- and in terms of technological development, having becoming a leading country in science, with a number of innovative companies. China is also a key player in the field of climate change. Apart from being a signatory of the Paris Agreement, China has been investing substantial resources in R&D with the specific aim of reducing ist CO2 emissions. It is at present the world 's largest investor on renewable energy. According to a statement prepared during the EU-China summit in Brussels in June 2017, China and the EU stated they are determined to "lead the energy transition" toward a low-carbon economy.

Over the past years, a variety of climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives have been undertaken across China. In addition, many investment projects to reduce CO2 emisions have been performed. But even though hundreds of projects and practical initiatives on matters related to climate change are taking place across the country today, there is a paucity of specialist events where climate change mitigation and adaptation studies and projects taking place in China are presented and discussed with an international audience and in an interdisciplinary way. It is order to address this need that the Symposium "Climate Change in China" is being organised. The event will gather and promote information on climate change initiatives being undertaken by Chinese scientists and by foreign scientists -especially from the EU- undertaking research and projects in China.

The experiences in climate change in China and what the country is concretely doing, will be helpful in COP 24 to be held in Katowice, Poland on 3rd-14th December 2018. At that event, known as "faciltative dialigue", countries are expected to report on progresses since Paris. This event, to be held a few months before COP24, will provide a solid basis upon which Chinese experiences on climate change mitigation and adaptation can be documented and disseminated to a wide audience.

The event is not a public one, so participation will be by invitation. Persons and representatives from institutions from China and the EU who feel their work is relevant and an invitation should be sent to them, should contact the organising team with an abstract (see the details on abstracts submission on pages 6 and 7). It should be emphasised that the Symposium "Climate Change in China" is a strictly scientific event. Therefore the focus will be on science and technology related to climate change only.

Call for Papers and Registration Form

Letzte Änderung: 16.01.18

An die Redaktion

Contact:

Dr. Mihaela Sima
Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy
E-mail: simamik(@)yahoo.com