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

23rd-30th March 2020: The worldwide Online Conference CLIMATE 2020

Integrating Mitigation & Adaptation Initiatives for a Better Management of Climate Change and Its Impacts

The Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainability and Climate Change Management" (FTZ-NK) is organising the 7th Climate Change Online Conference CLIMATE 2020. The objective of the on-line conference is to convey the most recent research results on climate change and its impacts, as well as to provide early career researchers from all over the world with the opportunity to present their findings at a global Level.

Further Information and registration on "Digital Learning for Sustainable Developement".

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fold faq About the conference

The conference provides information on numerous specific projects, initiatives and strategies, which are currently being implemented on the five continents and considered to be the latest examples of worldwide climate change adaptation and mitigation activities. The participants are just a click away from this event. They may easily log in over the Internet no matter where they are actually located:  in their office, at a school, university or on their way home. The event fills a knowledge gap in respect of thematic discussions on climate change mitigation and adaptation, which will be performed both in an integrative and interactive way.

  • The worldwide virtual Conference will take place from 23rd to 30th March 2020 exclusively on the internet, in a climate-friendly manner.
  • The Online Conference provides the participants with free unlimited access to all kinds of high-quality scientific articles, climate projects and further learning opportunities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • CLIMATE 2020 offers a unique opportunity to enhance an international dialogue and ideas exchanges between experts from the academic, political, economic and social sectors and the rest of the community.
  • The virtual conference is guided by and will contribute to the Sustainable Development goal 13 (Climate Action).
fold faq Conditions of participation

C2020 features compact summaries of latest research findings. For this reason, authors are encouraged to prepare a concise paper of no more than 1,000 words which may be achieved by summarizing an own recent research paper. All concise papers submitted within the CLIMATE2020 conference will be thoroughly assessed by a group of academic experts (peer review) in order to ascertain the relevance subject and the degree of novelty value and originality.

Particular value in selecting the contribution will be placed on the research activities, that delivered tangible findings, i. e. purely theoretical analysis and conclusions on all issues of climate change will not be regarded.

  • The Editorial Director will be assisted and advised by a Scientific Advisory Board. However, the final decision on a particular contribution rests with the director to ensure the editorial consistency of publications.
  • Submitted papers will be directed to the Editorial Director and, when approved, subjected to examination by the Scientific Advisory Board.
  • Open Access/ OER: CLIMATE 2020 supports the global shift towards making research findings available free of charge for readers, to support worldwide knowledge sharing, and thus promoting innovation and climate Action

The organization of CLIMATE 2020 has been made possible due to research grant and sponsorships. Therefore, participation in the conference is free of charges. Authors are solely required to cover the costs related to the preparation of their contributions. It is also a requirement for every author to register on the online platform1 and comment on other scientific contributions to qualify for their open access publication.

  • With the submission of papers, authors accept these terms and conditions.
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Scientific contributions will be grouped together in six major categories. They should meet the particular requirements of the global sustainable development goal SDG 13 (Climate Action), and document progress achieved to date. Key themes are:

  1. Resilience & Capacity Building – how to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacities to counteract climate-related hazards and the natural disasters of today and tomorrow;
  2. Intelligent Climate Policy & Governance – how to integrate the measures for mitigation and adaptation to the impacts of climate change into national policy, strategies and planning processes;
  3. Education, Awareness and Adaptation – how to facilitate educational programmes, raise awareness and foster the adaptive capacities of people and institutions in order to tackle climate change and reduce CO2 emissions;
  4. Climate Finance & Access to Funding – how to finance initiatives on adaptation to climate change and prevention of CO2 emissions in a credible and sustainable manner, and the role of global funding mechanisms (e.g. Green Climate Fund)
  5. Intelligent Climate Planning, Small Islands and Developing Countries – mechanisms, fostering the capacity building for more effective climate-related planning and climate change management in developing countries as well as small island developing states, including support of women, young people and marginalized population groups.
  6. Special section: Climate Change as a Threats to Biodiversity – evidence of negative impacts of climate change on biodiversity and related ecosystems, including negative consequences for human well-being.

Authors are asked to clearly indicate the (primary) category to which they are submitting.

fold faq Author responsibilities

All authors are invited to submit their abstracts and, upon acceptance of the abstract, the related contribution as much in advance as possible.

Authors have to meet the deadlines; no contribution may be submitted after the set deadlines.

Authors will be requested to be available during the whole conference week, so they may answer CLIMATE 2020 community questions or/and take part in discussions concerning their own contributions.

fold faq Submissions

Step 1: Abstract submission

Scope: max. 250 words, please indicate author(s) and contact details

Step 2: Paper submission

Scope: 1.000 words concise summary

Structure (suggested):

Author (s) and contact details including e-mail(s):
1. Background of the paper
2. Methods Used
3. Main Results
4. Conclusions

Template for short paper Submissions (MSWord):

Sample paper (“Effectiveness of climate change adaptationamong smallholder farmers in rural Ghana”)

Consent to publish as open access / OER: (required)

Picture + social media IDs (main and/or corresponding author): In addition, please provide a profile Picture (JPEG), indicate copyright, and your detailed contact data including social media IDs (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn)

fold faq Submission Schedule

a) Deadline for abstracts: 31th August 2019
b) Deadline for concise papers: 31th October 2019
c) Response from the Scientific Advisory Board: from 20 December 2019 onwards
d) If necessary, resubmission deadline: 31 January 2020

E-mail your submission to: (Remember to indicate category)

1 The processing of Personal Data will comply with the General Data Protection Regulation EU-DSGVO (

Letzte Änderung: 10.07.19

An die Redaktion

Conference office & further details

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Life Sciences Faculty
Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainability and Climate Change Management
Ulmenliet 20
21033 Hamburg

Coordination: Prof. Walter Leal (BSc, PhD, DSc, DL, DPhil, DLitt) 

Management: Franziska Wolf (MBA)
T +49 (0)40 42875-6324