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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

Structure of the Event

The "Symposium on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Communities” will be organised in two main strands:

Strand 1: the displays

Participants and organisations will be able to put-up poster displays describing their works and projects, and to distribute the relevant information to the participants. The poster displays 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, distributed over a set of themes will be organised, distributed over parallel sessions dealing with some of the issues of strategic value in the field of climate change adaptation in coastal region and communities. Some of the topics to be tackled in the event include:

  • Planning processes, activities and measures to increase resilience of coastal areas and communities
  • Measurements and management of flood risks in coastal areas
  • Early warning systems and management of storm surges and storm water
  • Environmental impact evaluation and support to reconstruction efforts
  • Monitoring, management and treatment of polluted stormwater and discharges
  • Measures to monitor and reduce erosion of coastal areas
  • Community-based actions to handle coastal zone depletion due to climate change
  • Financial incentives and financial means to support green infra-structures 
  • Key future impacts and vulnerability

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, mainstreaming climate change adaptation in coastal regions.

Time-Table

The "Symposium on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Communities” will be held from 5th to 7th July 2017 in Apia, Samoa. Apia is the capital city of Samoa and has many international connections. The schedule is as follows:

5th July 2017:
Arrival and set-up of displays
Evening: Free

6th July 2017
All day: Exhibition and visit to displays
Morning: Plenary and parallel sessions
Afternoon: Plenary and parallel sessions
Evening: Reception: get-together of participants  for informal chats and networking
    
7th July 2017
Morning: Plenary and parallel sessions, Exhibition and visit to displays
Afternoon: Plenary and parallel sessions, Exhibition and visit to displays
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 Apia in the course of 5th July 2017, and travel back on or after 8th July 2017, 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 30th January 2017 (early bird registration). After that,  delegates will need to pay the full fee of  Euro 400 and Euro 175  respectively (plus 19% VAT). The fee includes lunches and coffee breaks on day 2 and day 3 as well as the evening reception on day 2. Furthermore, the fee includes a on-line copy of the book “Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Costal Communities",  to be made available to the participants whose papers have been submitted and accepted.

Organisations or individuals not able to pay this fee should contact the Secretariat so that it may be reduced in special cases. 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 to request funding for their participation.  

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

svenja.scheday(@)haw-hamburg.de