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

11th-13th November 2020: 4th World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation, Glasgow, Scotland

Climate change is among the major challenges of modern times. As the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the COP 25 recommendations call from action not only from government, but also from various stakeholders.

It is against this background that the “4th World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” is being organised. The event is organised by the International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP) in cooperation with the University of Glasgow (Scotland), with support from various international organisations. The Symposium will be a truly interdisciplinary event, covering some of the key areas in the field of climate change adaptation.

If you want to register please write an email to:
simamik(@)yahoo.com

fold faq BACKGROUND

Climate change is among the major challenges of modern times. As the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the COP 25 recommendations call from action not only from government, but also from various stakeholders

Apart from the knowledge offered by modelling and forecasts which allows us to understand the problem and how it develops in the future, we need to know more about approaches, methods and tools, which may help us to cope with the social, economic and political problems posed by climate change now. In order words, we need to speed up developments in the field of climate change adaptation.

It is against this background that the “4th World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” is being organised. The event is organised by the International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP) in cooperation with the University of Glasgow (Scotland), with support from various international organisations. The Symposium will be a truly interdisciplinary event, covering some of the key areas in the field of climate change adaptation.

The “4th World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, as a side event of the 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which will be held in Glasgow on 9th-20th December 2020. The Paris Agreement will be 5 years old then, and it is a good time to take stock, review progress and pave the way for future developments. Consistent with this need, the theme of the Symposium is "Innovation in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Support of Policies Implementation". As the title suggests, the event will offer a platform to introduce and discuss the latest ideas, trends and innovative approaches and methods to move forward the climate agenda, especially in respect of climate transformation, and the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

fold faq AIMS

Consistent with the need for more cross-sectoral interactions among the various stakeholders working in the field of climate change adaptation, the aims of the“4th World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” are as follows: 

  • i. to provide research institutions, universities, NGOs and enterprises all round the world with an opportunity to display and present their works in the field of climate change adaptation and technologies which may mitigate climate change;
  • ii. to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of climate change adaptation projects, especially successful initiatives and good practice;
  • iii. to discuss methodological approaches and experiences deriving from case studies and projects, which aim to show how the principles of climate change adaptation may be implemented in practice;
  • iv. to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for cooperation.

Last but not least, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences on climate change adaptation available today across the world. To this purpose, papers submitted and accepted will be published in the “Handbook of Climate Change Management”. 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.

In addition, a set of papers selected by the coordination team will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (a fully indexed journal, also at ISI /Thomson Reuters). The decision of the editors as to which papers may be selected -and undergo peer review- for the book and for the special issue of the journal, is final.

fold faq PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS

Delegates attending the “4th World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation”  will come from a cross-sectoral range of areas, from both industrialised and developing countries. They are:

  • i. officials at city, regional and national level concerned with climate change
  • ii. members of NGOs working with climate change;
  • iii. researchers at universities and research centres;
  • iv. teaching staff at universities;
  • v. representatives from companies
  • vi. representatives from development agencies working with climate change adaptation and executing projects on the ground;
  • vii. project officers and consultants;
  • viii. other people interested in the field.


The participation of doctoral students is warmly encouraged and supervisors/advisers are kindly requested to facilitate their participation.
The sort of international exposure and the rich content of this Symposium will be beneficial to their work, and their careers.

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 and, hence contribute to the further consolidation of this thematic area.

fold faq STRUCTURE OF THE EVENT

The “4th World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” is organised in two main Strands: Strand 1: the Posters.

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 allow close, one-to-one contacts between the participants and the exhibitors.

Strand 2: the presentations

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

  • Session 1: Climate Literacy, Information and Communication
  • Session 2:  Technological approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Session 3:  Food Security and Climate Change: Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change
  • Session 4:  Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience, Extreme Events and Disaster Risk Management
  • Session 5: Climate Change Policy, Governance and  Climate Services
  • Session 6: Implementing Climate Change Adaptation in Communities, Cities, Countries and via Outreach Programmes
  • Session 7: Special Session “Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

The submitted papers will be clustered under one of the planned sessions.

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TIME-TABLE

 

The schedule of the “4th World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation”   is as follows:

 

TUESDAY, 11th NOVEMBER 2020 (afternoon)  WEDNESDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2020 (afternoon)
  • 15:30-17:00- Arrival and registration
  • 17:00-17:30- Welcome notes
  • 17:30-18:30- Key note speeches
  • 18:30-19:30- Reception
 
  • All day: Exhibition and visit to displays
  • Morning: Plenary and Parallel Sessions
  • Afternoon: Plenary and Parallel Sessions
  • Evening:  Dinner
  • Evening:  Reception
 

THURSDAY 13th NOVEMBER 2020 

 THURSDAY 13th NOVEMBER 2020

Morning
  • Plenary and Parallel Sessions 
 
Afternoon
  • Plenary and Parallel Sessions
  • 16:00- Final Session  
 

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 Glasgow in the morning of Tuesday the 11th November 2020 the latest, and travel back in the late afternoon of after the 13th November 2020, so they can fully take part in the Symposium.

The mixture of 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 aimed at mainstreaming climate change adaptation, worldwide.

fold faq DEADLINES
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: 10th April 2020
  • Deadline for submission of papers: 20th June 2020
  • Deadline for the submission of revised papers: 20th September 2020
  • Deadline for registrations: 30th September 2020  

Since the book is expected to be launched shortly after the event, the deadlines need to be followed. Delegates may also attend the event, without submitting a paper.

fold faq FEES AND CHARGES

A discounted fee of € 290 will be charged to delegates who register until 30th March 2020 (early bird registration). After that, delegates will need to pay the full fee of € 340. The reduced fee for MSc/PhD students is € 150. The fee includes  the receptions on 11th-12th November 2020,  lunches and coffee breaks on 12th-13th November 2020.

Attendance to the event is by invitation only. Interested people and organisations are encouraged to submit their expressions of interest and abstracts first, after which they may receive an invitation to register. 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. 

fold faq ORGANISERS
  • Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management”, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
  • International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP)
  • University of Glasgow
fold faq INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS
  • UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO
  • UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)
  • Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
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Chair

  • Prof. Walter Leal, International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP), Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management”, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and Manchester Metropolitan University (United Kindgom)

Members

  • Professor Ibidun Adelekan, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Professor Nelson Amaro, Galileo University, Guatemala
  • Professor Marilyn Silvia Aparicio-Effen, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Bolivia
  • Professor Desalegn Ayal, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Professor Ulisses Azeiteiro, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Prof. Boaventura Chango Cuamba, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
  • Dr Riyanti Djalante, United Nations University- Institute for the Advanced Study for Sustainability  (Japan/Indonesia)
  • Professor Philip Fearnside, Amazon National Research Institute (INPA), Brazil
  • Professor Leonardo Esteves Freitas, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Professor Helena Freitas, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Professor Brent Jacobs, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Professor Maris Klavins, University of Latvia, Latvia
    Professor Murukesan Krishnapillai, College of Micronesia-FSM, Micronesia
  • Prof. Johannes M. Luetz, CHC Higher Education Brisbane / University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, Australia
    Professor Evangelos Manolas, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Professor Xavier Medina UOC, Barcelona, Spain
  • Dr. Larissa Naylor, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Professor Amadou Thierno Gaye, Université Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar, Senegal
  • Professor Pastor David Chavez Munoz, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Peru
  • Professor Nicholas Otienoh Oguge, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Professor Elizabeth Price, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  • Professor Richard Preziosi, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  • Professor Diana Reckien, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Prof. Michael Shilin, Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Russia
  • Professor Belay Simane, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Professor Lindsay C Stringer, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Professor Adelle Thomas, Director, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre, University of the Bahamas, Bahamas
  • Professor Edmond Totin, Université Nationale d´Agriculture du Benin, Benin
  • Professor Morgan Wairiu, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji
  • Professor  Menas Wuta, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
  • Professor Diallo Yacouba,Co-Rural Polytechnic Institute for Training & Appl. Research, Mali
  • Professor Sidat Yaffa, University of The Gambia, The Gambia
fold faq CONTACT POINT FOR SCIENTIFIC INPUTS, STRATEGIC COOPERATION AND GUIDANCE ON PUBLICATION

All questions related to scientific inputs and strategic partnerships should be sent to:

Professor Walter Leal (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DEd, DLitt, FSB, FRGS, FLS)

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences & Manchester Metropolitan University
Contact e-mail: marina.kovaleva(@)haw-hamburg.de

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fold faq ACCOMMODATION IN GLASGOW

The demand for accommodation in Glagow during COP26 will be substantial. Many hotels were already booked and this means that, when at all available, price of accommodation is likely to be very high. It therefore recommended that any delegate who wish to attend the event, should make their arrangements as soon as possible.  Apart from the usual hotel portals, accommodation can be booked via AirBnB whose prices are still reasonable.

If you need support in finding accommodation, please contact Visit Scotland Glasgow Centre, whose web site is: www.visitscotland.com.  The organisers are unable to provide any support with accommodation, delegates should make their own arrangements according to their specific travel schedules and budgets.

fold faq HOW TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

HOW TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

An abstract should be up to 200 words, it should describe the rationale and aims of the paper, and some of its results. General descriptions of broad contexts should be avoided.  The full contact details about the author(s) need to be provided. Abstracts should be written in the third person  and not in the first or second one (e.g. I, me, or my paper). Please see below  a sample abstract. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted, will receive further details about how to submit their full papers, and further logistical information.

SAMPLE ABSTRACT

(PLEASE SEND YOUR ABSTRACT EXACTLY WITH THE FORMAT BELOW TO:

Dr. Mihaela Sima, Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy

simamik(@)yahoo.com

Ecosystem services in adaptation projects in West Africa

Kennedy Wahome Muthee
Department of Environmental Science, School of Environmental Studies,  Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya 
Cheikh Mbow START International, Washington, DC, USA
Geoffrey Mugo Macharia Department of Environmental Science, School of Environmental Studies,  Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 

(please make sure you provide your contact e-mail, for correspondences)

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to assess the extent to which adaptation projects have incorporated ecosystem services, as well as their redesigning options.

The projects selected are listed under the National Adaptation Programme of Action in the West African region.   A desktop survey approach was used to review 168 projects from 13 countries across West Africa. The projects were categorized and analyzed according

to their adaptation goals, thematic focus, their implementation duration and level of investment.  The adaptation initiatives are dominated by actions in the agricultural sector, accounting for 32 per cent of the total. Further, they were characterized by small grants consideration with  63 per cent falling under US$1m budget, short-term implementation duration with 46 per cent having three years’ execution period. A large portion of projects (55 per cent) mentioned directly one or more ecosystem services, with provisioning services being referred to  in 50 per cent of the cases. 

The study identified the fact that adaptation projects with ecosystem services components are more sustainable and beneficial to the community. Hence, more consideration of nature benefits during project design, more financial consideration and localizing of the projects to realize the global adaptation goal should be considered.

Letzte Änderung: 26.01.20

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Contact and Registration

Dr. Mihaela Sima,
Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy

simamik(@)yahoo.com

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