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

Call for Papers

fold faq Call for Contributors: "African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation: learning, sharing and advancing efforts to promote climate change adaptation in Africa"

Africa is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change, and some parts of it are
considered as climate hot spots  due to the extent of the problems it causes.
It is believed that climate change is one of the major challenges African countries have to face at present.
The environmental, social and economic impacts of climate change on the African continent
have been significantly impairing agriculture (leading among
other things to food insecurity), water security and human health, among other areas.
The impacts of climate change are also known to constraint economic growth and the
development prospects of many African nations.

A trend seen in the international scientific climate change debate and discourse, is the fact that
the documentation and reflection of experiences and studies from Africa,  is still rather  limited,
especially when compared with those  from industrialised countries. Also, African
researchers- especially the new generation of professionals being trained at PhD level
right now-  seldom  have the opportunity to share their research and insights
with an international audience.

The "African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation: learning, sharing and advancing efforts to
promote climate change adaptation in Africa" will address the above shortcomings, by
offering a platform via which African experiences on climate change adaptation may
documented and promoted, both within Africa and elsewhere. The publication, which will be
fully peer-reviewed by a panel of editors and reviewers, is coordinated by the International
Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIPR)
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iccirp/, in partnership with a set of African
organisations active in the field of climate change. The "African Handbook of Climate Change
Adaptation: learning, sharing and advancing efforts to  promote climate change adaptation in
Africa" will be published as part of the  "Climate Change Management Series" with Springer
https://www.springer.com/series/8740  which is the world´s leading peer-reviewed book series on climate change adaptation.
Details on the next publication from the series, the "Handbook of Climate Change
Resilience" with over 200 authors, can be seen at: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319933351.

We welcome contributions from  senior researchers, lecturers, representatives from
well established NGOs, UN organisations, international agencies, donors and from
enterprises working on matters related to climate change
adaptation from across the African continent. In particular, we explicitly seek inputs
from  doctoral students at advanced stages, who have results which are mature enough to be shared. There are no restrictions
on the  authorship: we welcome authors based in Africa itself, and authors based
elsewhere, but working in partnership with African organisations. In line with the principles
of gender integration, inputs from female researchers are especially welcome.

Submissions of abstracts

Expressions of interest, initially consisting of a 200 words abstract which
should include the full contact details of the authors, may be sent to
the ICCIRP Office in Hamburg using this e-mail address:
ICCIRP-ClimateChangeManagement(@)haw-hamburg.de. The deadlines are as follows:

* Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 30th May 2019
* Deadline for the submission of full papers: 30th October 2019
* Deadline for the submission of revised papers: 30th January 2010

Further details on the peer-review process will be shared with the authors of those abstracts which have
been accepted.

The "African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation: learning, sharing and advancing efforts to
promote climate change adaptation in Africa"  is expected to be launched
in the summer of 2020. With around 200 chapters covering the whole African continent,
it is expected to provide a robust and long-lasting contribution to the literature
on matters related to climate change in an African context, also providing new knowledge
which may be considered in support of future policy-making.

Editorial Board


Co- Editors: Prof. Walter Leal, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and Manchester Metropolitan
University (UK); Prof. Nicholas Ogugu, University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Associate Editors

  • Prof. Ibidun O. Adelekan, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Prof. Lydia Adeleke, The Federal University of Technology, Nigeria
  • Prof. Desalegn Ayal, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Prof. Ayansina Ayanlande, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
  • Prof. Izael Da Silva, Strathmore University, Kenya
  • Dr. Hassan M.EI Shaer, Desert Research Foundation, Egypt
  • Prof. Jackson Efitre, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Prof. Sebastiao Famba, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
  • Dr.  Adguna Gemeda, Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Ethiopia
  • Dr. Felix Kanungwe Kalaba, Copperbelt University, Zambia
  • Larwanou Mahamane, African Forest Forum, Kenya
  • Prof. Pantaleo Munishi,  Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
  • Dr. Gaspard Rwanyiziri,    University of Rwanda, Rwanda
  • Prof. Belay Simane, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Dr. Edmond Totin, University of Benin, Benin
  • Prof. Menas Wuta, University of Zimbabwe
fold faq Call for Papers: Buch "Theorie und Praxis der Klimaanpassung" (in deutscher Sprache, Springer Berlin, Sommer 2020)

Das  "Internationale Informations- und Forschungsprogramm zum Klimawandel" (International Climate Change Information and Research Programme)  angesiedelt an der Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, ist bei Kommunikation, Information und Bewusstseinsbildung im Bereich Klimafolgenmanagement weltweit führend.

Das ICCIP organisiert auch eine Reihe von Fachveranstaltungen zum Thema Klimawandel weltweit. Tausende von Klimaexperten, Vertreter von Behörden Kammern, Verbänden, Unternehmen und Entscheidungsträger nehmen jährlich an ICCIP-Aktivitäten teil. Die Liste der Veranstaltungen kann hier eingesehen werden.

Des Weiteren koordiniert das ICCIP die sehr erfolgreiche Buchreihe "Climate Change Management" mit Springer, in der seit 2010 jedes Jahr zahlreiche Peer-Reviewed-Publikationen veröffentlicht werden.  Die Liste der Bände, die bisher veröffentlicht wurden, kann hier eingesehen werden: www.springer.com/series/8740 Im Frühjahr 2019 erscheint das "Handbook of Climate Change Resilience", an dem sich 150 Autoren aus rund 60 Ländern beteiligt haben: www.springer.com/us/book/9783319933351

Das ICCIP bereitet derzeit das Buch "Theorie und Praxis der Klimaanpassung" auf Deutsch vor. Herzlich eingeladen Beiträge einzureichen sind Autorinnen und Autoren aus Deutschland und dem deutschsprachigem Raum.  Ziel des Buches ist es, Erfahrungen, Herangehensweisen, Methoden, Initiativen und Projekte im Bereich Klimaanpassung zu dokumentieren und bekannt zu machen. 

Der Band wird einerseits Konzepte und theoretische Ansätze im Bereich der Klimaanpassung beschreiben (Volume 1)  und anderseits die Praxis der Klimaanpassung und des Klimafolgenmanagements mit konkreten Beispielen und Maßnahmen verdeutlichen (Volume 2). Die Publikation soll am Ende als konkreten Praxisbezug eine Reihe von "lessons learned" beschreiben, die Landkreise,  Kommunen und Gemeinden in der Planung und Umsetzung von Klimaanpassungsinitiativen und in der Implementierung von Klimaanpassungsprogramme unterstützen sollen.

Hochschulen, Forschungszentren, Unternehmen und Stiftungen, die im Bereich Klimafolgenmanagement tätig sind, haben hier eine einmalige Gelegenheit, Daten, Fakten, Modelle und Methoden aus ihrer eigenen Grundlagenforschung und angewandten Forschung konsolidiert nach außen zu präsentieren. Da die Zielgruppe des Bandes Praxisakteure sind, bietet das Buch neben einer starken fachlichen Ausrichtung  Möglichkeiten für eine bessere Vernetzung innerhalb und außerhalb der Community.

Interessierte Personen und Einrichtungen, die sich an der Publikation beteiligen möchten, sollen zunächst ein Abstract mit bis zu 200 Wörtern sowie die Namen und Kontaktdaten der Autoren an Frau Svenja Scheday: svenja.scheday@haw-hamburg.de schicken.

Die Frist für die Einreichung der Abstracts ist der 30. März 2019. Die kompletten Beiträge sollen bis zum 30.6.2019 eingereicht werden. 

fold faq Call for Papers: Handbook of Health Impacts of Climate Change: a contribution to public health

The International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP) is pleased to issue a Call for Papers for the "Handbook of Health Impacts of Climate Change: a contribution to public health". Climate change is known to negatively influence human health in a variety of ways.  This may include outbreaks of vector-borne diseases (e.g. Malaria, Dengue, West-Nile Fever, Chikungunya, Zika, etc) triggered by increased temperatures combined with rainfall, but also surges in allergy due to increased and longer polen production as a result of greater CO2 concentrations in the air . 

In addition, the depletion of natural resources such as water and soil fertility - which often leads to crop failures - may lead to malnutrition, and to the various socio-economic problems this phenomena brings about. Also, mental health, i.e. physological problems associated with extreme events and the distress associated with damages to property and or losses of  the loved ones due to climate-related diseases or extreme events, are part of the range of impacts of climate change to human health.  

Paradoxically, these impacts are mostly strongly seen and felt in developing countries, whose contributions to global CO2 emissions are far lower than in their  counterparts in the industrialised world. There is a perceived need to document and promote experiences which illustrate the health impacts of climate change on the one hand, but also showcase examples of successful initiatives and strategies on the other, especially those  which have been successfully implemented and which may be replicated elsewhere.

The "Handbook of Health Impacts of Climate Change: a contribution to public health" will gather scientific papers reporting on studies, projects,  case studies and narrative outlining the health impacts of climate change in an integrated way. The book will be interesting to climate scientists, epidemiologists, public health workers, govermment officials and non-government agencies active in this field.

Thanks to its scope, the Handbook will provide a concrete basis upon which further initiatives may be
catalysed,  aimed at addressing the pressures  climate change poses to the health of nations, both rich and poor. 

The book will be published as a further volume of the award-winning Climate Change Management Series,  published by Springer. Since its launching in 2009, it has produced  a  number of high impacts publications,  being the world's leading peer-reviewed book series on climate change adaptation. Publications in the peer-viewed book series have over the years officially counted for promotion and tenure purposes, and hundreds of authors have benefitted from it. The next volume of the series, the "Handbook of Climate Change Resilience"  with contributions from 150 authors, will be released in early 2019. rest to contribute to the "Handbook of Health Impacts of Climate Change: a contribution to public health",  initially consisting of a 200 words abstract with the titles of the contributions and the complete contact details of the authors, should be sent to the ICCIRP Office in Hamburg by 20th January 2019 at: ICCIRP-ClimateChangeManagement(@)haw-hamburg.de.

Full papers are due by 30th May 2019. Further details will be shared with the authors whose abstracts have been accepted.

fold faq Call for Papers: Handbook of Extreme Weather and Climate Events: understanding and managing the extreme impacts of climate change

Rationale:

The increased frequency of extreme weather and climate events round the world (e.g. tropicalstorms, heat waves, floods, droughts), and the substantialdamages to infra-structure and property, as well as losses of human lives often associated with them, suggest that urgent efforts are needed, in  order to better understand and cope with such phenomena. 

The events experienced over the past years, from the floods in South-East Asia to the high temperatures,long droughts and even forest fires  experienced in northern Europe and in North America, show that no region in the world can be regarded as being is protected from  extreme weather and climate events. Indeed, the past months have also shown how poorly prepared even the rich countries are, to cope with extreme conditions.

There is at present a paucity of specific literature, which combines the theory and practice of management of extreme weather and climate events.  The "Handbook of Extreme  Weather and Climate Events: understandingand managing the extreme impacts of  climate change" is a concrete attempt to address this need. The Handbook will focus on both, future  projections of  weather and climate extremes  deriving from climate models, and the impacts seen at present across all five continents. This combination of appraisals of the present problems and expected ones in the future, will make this publication especially useful not only as a tool for teaching and research, but also in guiding policy-making. Utimately, the "Handbook of Extreme  Weather and Climate Events: understandingand managing the extreme impacts of  climate change"  is expected to provide a meaningful contribution towardsincreasing the preparedness of both, industrialised and developing countries, to cope with extreme weather andclimate events.

The "Handbook of Extreme  Weather and Climate Events: understandingand managing the extreme impacts of  climate change"  will follow the highly successful"Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation" www.springer.com/de/book/9783642386695 and"Handbook of Climate Change Communication" www.springer.com/de/book/9783319698373.It will be be published as part of the "Climate Change Management Series", the world´s leading peer-reviewed book series onclimate change adaptation, published with Springer: www.springer.com/series/8740Since its launching in 2008, over 30 books have been published with over 1.000 authors fromacross all disciplines and geographical regions. Contributions to the series have over the yearsofficially counted as academic outputs, especially for promotion and tenure purposes.

Themes

The topics to be tackled include- but are not limited to- the following ones, whose scope sometimes overlap:

  • Causes and consequences of floods: flash floods, urban floods, river floods, coastal floods
  • Droughts and the impacts of dry spells* Heat waves and the urban heat island effect* Impacts of extreme events to biodiversity and ecosystems services
  • Impacts of extreme events to heritage sites and buildings
  • Health impacts of extreme events
  • Impacts of extreme events on water availability
  • Impacts of extreme events to people and communities (e.g. farmers, pastorialists, urban and peri-urban populations)
  • Climate change management strategies to handle and cope with extreme weather and climate events 
  • Others (please consult the editorial team if you have any ideas)


How to make a submission

Expressions of interest to contribute to the Handbook, initially consisting of a 200 words abstract with the full details names and contact of the authors, should be sent to
Svenja Scheday at: svenja.scheday@haw-hamburg.de
by 30th January 2019.
Full papersare due by 10th April 2019.
Furter details will be discussed with the authors whoseabstracts have been accepted.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Walter Leal (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DEd, DL, DLitt)Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)

Associate Editors

  • Abul Quasem Al-amin, Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia
  • Nelson Amaro, Galileo University, Guatemala
  • Desalegn Yayeh Ayal, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia 
  • Ulisses M Azeiteiro, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Abdul-Lateef Balogun, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia
  • David Chavez, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru
  • Omer Chouinard, Université de Moncton, Canada
  • Sarah L Hemstock, Bishop Grosseteste University, UK
  • Margot Hurlbert, University of Regina, Canada
  • Maris Klavins, University of Latvia, Latvia
  • Jesse M. Keenan, Harvard University, USA
  • Ken'ichi Matsumoto, Nagasaki University, Japan
  • Paschal Arsein Mugabe, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Gustavo Nagy, Universidad de la República de Uruguay, Uruguay
  • Philip O. Phil-Eze, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
  • Prakash Rao, Symbiosis International University,  India
  • Krishna Roka, Winona State University, USA
  • Sonia Salas Bravo, Universidad de La Serena, Chile
  • Stevan Savic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Goran Trbic, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Contact

International Climate Change and Research Programme (ICCIRP)
www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iccirp/

The events organised by ICCIRP can be seen at: 
www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iccirp/events.html

fold faq Call for Contributions: Handbook of Climate Services

The provision of climate services by means of customised tools, products and information based on climate data, is a growing trend. There are however some problems associated with it. One of themis the fact that even though climate services are important, they are not as widely used as theycould -or should- be. In addition, information on climate services is often not widely available.Moreover, there are many modalities of climate services which are not duly documented, or disseminated.This state of affairs means that many good opportunities to use climate services in support ofprojects, investments or in future policies and decision-making, are being lost.

Based on the perceived need to promote and disseminate information on climate services, the "Handbook of Climate Services"  is being produced. The publication will compile information, experiences, practical initiatives and projects around the subject matter of climate services, and will make it available to a wide audience. It is expected that the "Handbook of Climate  Services" will make the many benefits of climate service clearer and, inter alia, lead to an increase in the demand for such important services.

The "Handbook of Climate Services" will be published as a further volume of the "Climate Change Management Series" www.springer.com/series/8740, the world´s leading peer-reviewed book series on climate change, produced by the International Climate Change Information Programme, a leading provider of information, communication, education and training on climate change, organising events round the world: www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iccirp/.

The Climate Change Management series is published with  Springer, one of the top scientific publishers. Accepted submissions have officially  counted over the years as a high level publication output for promotion/tenure purposes.

Scope

Contributions are being sought in all areas related to climate services. These include -but are not limited to- the following themes:

  • i. Theory and practice of climate services
  • ii. Provisons of climate services
  • iii.IT-based approaches and methods to  deliver climate services
  • iv. Case studies in climate services
  • v. Community based climate services
  • vi. Using climate services in support of policies and decision-making
  • vii. Collaboration and co-delivery of climate services
  • viii. Raising demand for climate services
  • ix.  Market for climate services 
  • x. Using climate services to meet mitigation and adaptation needs

Other topics may also be considered, and interested authors should contact the Editorial Team to discuss them.

Deadlines

  • Submission of abstracts: 30th January 2019
  • Submission of full papers: 10th April 2019
  • Submission of revised papers: 30th June  2019
  • Expected publication: 30th November 2019

Expressions of interest, consisting of a 200 words abstract which must contain the full names, institutional and contact details of the authors (no abstracts will otherwise be considered) should be sent to Dr. J. Barbir at ICCIP´s office: jelena@barbir.com.es, in line with the above deadlines.

 

 

Letzte Änderung: 23.08.18

An die Redaktion

Secretariat and contact details

Prof. Walter Leal (BSc, PhD, DSc, DL, DLitt)

Chairman

"International Climate Change Information and Research Programme"
Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainable Development and
Climate Change Management"
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Life Sciences
Ulmenliet 20
21033 Hamburg
Germany

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