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

5th - 7th July 2017: Symposium on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Communities, Apia, Samoa

Aims

Consistent with the need for more cross-sectoral interactions among the various stakeholders working in the field of climate change adaptation in coastal areas and communities, the aims of the "Symposium on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Communities" are:

  • i. to discuss the influences of, the damages and the threats posed by climate change to estuaries and coastal communities; 
  • ii. to introduce approaches, methods, initiatives and projects  which demonstrate how coastal communities can successfully meet the challenges climate change poses to them. Here, an emphasis will be on the latest research, but also on infra-structure projects, demonstrations on the use of technologies  and natural and artificial means to reduce the impacts of extreme events and sea level rise to coastal communities;
  • iii. to introduce funding schemes and mechanisms which can finance climate change adaptation in coastal areas and
  • iv. to network the participants, disseminate examples of best practice and foster collaboration in this very important field.


Last but not least, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences available today. To this purpose, the book “Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Costal Communities" will be published, with all accepted papers. This will be a further volume of the award-winning book series “Climate Change Management”  published by Springer,  which since its creation in 2008 has become the  world´s leading book series on climate change management. The decision of the editors as to which papers may be selected and undergo peer review for the book is final.

Profile of Participants

Delegates attending the "Symposium on Climate Change Impacts and Adaption Strategies in Coastal Communities" will come from a cross-sectoral range of areas. These are:

  • 1. members of NGOs working with climate change and coastal communities;
  • 2. researchers at universities and research centres;
  • 3. teaching staff at universities;
  • 4. representatives from companies; 
  • 5. representatives from UN and national development and aid agencies working with climate change     adaptation and funding/ executing projects on the ground;
  • 6. members of social movements;
  • 7. project officers and consultants;
  • 8. other people interested in the topic.

It is believed that this wide range of participants will help to outline the need for and the usefulness of integrated approaches towards climate change adaptation in coastal regions and communities, and hence contribute to the further consolidation of this thematic area.

Letzte Änderung: 19.04.17

An die Redaktion

Symposium on Climate Change Impacts and Adaption Strategies in Coastal Communities

Contact:

Svenja Scheday
International Climate Change Information Programme
E-mail: svenja.scheday(@)haw-hamburg.de