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From 25-27 August 2014 the Third Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Like its two successful predecessors in Helsinki (2012) and Stockholm (2010) the conference seeks to advance interactions between scientists, practitioners and decision-makers and establish new ways forward for informed adaptation.
Link to conference website and registration: http://nordicadaptation2014.net
The conference is targeted at scholars as well as private and public practitioners and decision-makers at strategic and operational levels and across a wide range of disciplines and sectors. This includes researchers and professionals within the fields of climate change, climate change impacts and adaptation, students, regional and local planners, business strategists and risk managers and policy-makers as well as representatives of NGO’s and Nordic/international organizations. While some sessions will have a definite Nordic focus, the conference - just like the field of climate change adaptation - is by no means restricted to the Nordic region. We cordially invite and strongly encourage European and international participants to join and share their experiences.
Call for abstracts
The call for abstracts opened December 2013 and closes March 15, 2014.
Content and themes
The Third Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation has been organized around four main themes, each framing a number of sub-themes:
Theme 1: IPCC AR5; so what now?
1.1 Observations and attribution of changing climate and impacts, climate sensitivity
1.2 Climate predictability, advances in climate modeling
1.3 Emergent risks and key vulnerabilities, impacts on human and natural systems
1.4 Sectoral and regional adaptation, adaptation and mitigation linkages
Theme 2: Mainstreaming
2.1 Climate & weather services
2.2 Policy development and implementation
2.3 Adaptation and the private sector
2.4 Assessment of impact response risks and opportunities
Theme 3: Limits and opportunities
3.1 Time scales of interest / urgency for adaptation
3.2 Adaptive implementation of policies and measures, robust decision-making strategies and smart adaptation
3.3 Balancing physical uncertainty and societal development
3.4 Economic incentives and costs of adaptation
Theme 4: Low probability / high impact (including extreme events, high-end scenarios)
4.1 Risk aversion and societal preferences as a driver of adaptation
4.2 Risk management as a decision-making tool, the cost of no-action
4.3 Managing concurrent hazards
Further information and registration
Please find attached the Second Announcement and call for abstracts or visit the conference website: http://nordicadaptation2014.net.
The Organizing Committee
(contact us at "adapt14 (at) dmi.dk")
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