Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

CLIMATE 2011: worldwide online climate conference "Climate change and disaster risk management"

CLIMATE 2011: worldwide online climate conference "Climate change and disaster risk management"

Associated Organization: Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP)

The 4th on-line climate conference CLIMATE 2011 fills a research gap and discusses emerging issues related to climate variation, climate change and disaster risk management. It will also showcase latest examples of how to ensure that matters related to climate variability and climate change are duly considered in disaster risk management.

Themes: Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Crosscutting Issues, Energy, Gender, Health, International climate negotiations, Poverty and vulnerability, Water

Regions: Central Africa, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa

Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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Overview:

The 4th on-line climate conference CLIMATE 2011 / KLIMA 2011, which draws from the success of the previous on-line events (CLIMATE 2008, CLIMATE 2009 and CLIMATE 2010), fills a research gap and discusses emerging issues related to climate variation, climate change and disaster risk management. It will also introduce a variety of concrete projects, initiatives and strategies currently being undertaken and implemented in the five continents, to showcase latest examples of how to ensure that matters related to climate variability and climate change are duly considered in disaster risk management.

The virtual event which runs from 7-12 November 2011 and takes place 100% online will have two tracks: one in English and one in the German language. Interested participants can read the papers, exchange ideas with the authors and participant experts and browse through further background information on specific aspects of climate change and disaster risk management – by accessing the e-conference from their offices, schools and universities or from home, without causing further climate burdens.Delegates will find in the e-conference a unique opportunity to look at climate change issues not only under a scientific perspective but also in connection with disaster management in a way not yet seen elsewhere – interactive, across disciplines and 100 % virtual. To allow users from all over the world to access this extraordinary knowledge pool and avoiding travel costs and CO2 emissions – often a major barrier for participants from the developing world –, participation is free of charge.CLIMATE 2011/KLIMA 2011 comprises the combination of a scientific online symposium per se - for information exchange and knowledge transfer among the relevant stakeholders on the one hand - and accompanying interactive virtual sections, participating researchers, policy-makers and further interested people, encouraging them to jointly discuss ways on how to overcome existing barriers towards global efforts in dealing with climate change.Registration and further information: www.climate2011.net