26th June -27th June 2017: Symposium on Climate Change Impacts in the Urban Environment: Mitigation and Adaptation Options, Mexico City, Mexico
Consistent with the need for more cross-sectoral interactions among the various stakeholders working in the field of climate change adaptation in cities, the aims of the “Symposium on Climate Change Impacts in the Urban Environment: Mitigation and Adaptation Options” are:
- i.to discuss the influences of, the damages and the threats posed by climate change to the urban environment in Mexico (the host country), but also in other parts of the world
- ii. to introduce approaches, methods, initiatives and projects which demonstrate the mitigation and adaptation options available, so as to allow the urban environment to successfully meet the challenges climate change poses to it. Here, an emphasis will be given to on infra-structure projects, use of technologies and natural and artificial means to reduce the impacts of climate changes to urban and peri-urban areas
- iii. 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 in the Urban Environment: Mitigation and Adaptation Options" 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 in the Urban Environment: Mitigation and Adaptation Options” will come from a cross-sectoral range of areas. These are:
- 1. members of NGOs working with climate change;
- 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 mitigation and adaptation in cities, and hence contribute to the further consolidation of this thematic area.
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