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

12th - 13th December 2017: Universities and Climate Change: The Role of Climate Change Research and Projects in Fostering Climate Action, London, United Kingdom


The aims of the Symposium are as follows: 

  • I. to provide researchers at universities from across the world performing research on issues pertaining climate change with an opportunity to display and present their works and research projects;
  • II. to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research projects, especially successful initiatives and good practice;
  • III. to discuss methodological approaches and projects which aim to offer  a better understanding of climate change across society and economic sectors and;  
  • IV. to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for further cooperation.

The networking and personal interactions enabled by the Symposium will be very positive for university staff interested in international collaboration on climate change, helping them to foster partnerships to apply and secure new research projects from  programmes such as HORIZON 2020, ERASMUS and Europe-AID among others, as well in being part of Consortia bidding  for grants from international organisations (e.g. World Bank, GEF, etc) and other funding bodies.  Those planning to initiate new research projects on climate change and looking for new partners, will also find the Symposium very useful.

Moreover, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences on climate change research at universities taking place today. To this purpose, a peer-reviewed publication titled "The Role of Climate Change Research and Projects in Fostering Climate Action" will be published, with all accepted papers. This will be a unique, state-of-the-art publication, which will document and promote the research on climate change taking place at universities across the world. The publication will be  part of the award-winning  “Climate Change Management Sustainability Series” (launched in 2008), published by Springer, one of the world´s top five scientific publishers.  Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, which is a fully indexed journal.

The event will closely engage doctoral students undertaking research on climate change. 

Profile of Participants

Delegates attending the Symposium will come from a cross-sectoral range of areas. These are:

  • i. teaching staff
  • ii. research staff;
  • iii. postgraduate students
  • iv. project officers and consultants;
  • v. other people interested in the field. 

It is believed that this wide range of participants will help to outline the need for integrated approaches towards research on climate change and, hence contribute towards advancing this field of work even further. 

Letzte Änderung: 27.06.17

An die Redaktion


Svenja Scheday 
International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP)