2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation (WSCCA- 2017)
Coimbra, Portugal, 6-8 September 2017
- Deadline for submission of abstracts: 25th February 2017
- Deadline for submission of papers: 30th April 2017
- Deadline for the submission of revised papers: 30th June 2017
- Deadline for registrations: 30th June 2017
Since the conference book is expected to be launched shortly after the event, the deadlines need to be followed.
How to submit an abstract
An abstract should be up to 200 words, 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.
Please send your abstract, using exactly the format below to Dr. Donzília Manuela Pinto Donzilia.Pinto(@)uab.pt (Secretariat)
Promoting Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Countries: breaking misconceptions and addressing information needs
Walter Leal (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DEd, DLitt, FSB, FRGS, FLS)
Professor of Environment and Technology
School of Science and the Environment
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, M1 5GD
The impacts of climate change to natural ecosystems, infra-structure and livelihood, means that the implementation of climate change adaptation strategies in developing countries has become a pressing issue. Among other factors, the undertaking of adaptation strategies is made difficult by the general lack of awareness and spread misconceptions about the real impacts of climate change which, in turn, slow down the execution of the adaptation initiatives needed, and which may ameliorate them.
This paper presents an analysis about the misconceptions related to the implementation of climate change adaptation strategies, and describes the most widespread ones, as well as their implications. A special emphasis is given to the problems and barriers caused by misinformation, which –in turn- prevent the promotion of adaptation initiatives at local level. Finally, some concrete steps which may be taken in order to break the misconceptions and foster a more systematic view of adaptation strategies, are outlined. Experiences gathered in this paper will be useful to people and organisations interested in the different levels of responses given to climate changes threats, and on some of the tools which may be used to encourage specific action to adapt to changing climate conditions.
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