In March 2012 a two day conference will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on “The governance of adaptation”. Topics to be discussed include: the framing of adaptation problems and goals, modes of governance and available instruments, agency and leadership in adaptation governance, science-policy interaction and adaptation. You are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words on relevant issues before the 15th of October 2011. The purpose of the meeting is twofold: 1) to establish a network of researchers who are analyzing the efforts of both public and private actors to prepare for climate change, 2) to exchange insights on adaptation governance across the world and draw lessons in a coordinated way. We seek to bring together around 50 scholars, who will be selected after a review of abstract to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNESCO’s programme « Man and the Biosphere” (MAB) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2011. On this occasion, an international conference in Dresden, Germany, will assemble representatives from politics, administration, science and practice to discuss t
UNESCO’s programme "Man and the Biosphere” (MAB) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2011. On this occasion, an international conference in Dresden, Germany, will assemble representatives from politics, administration, science and practice to discuss the future of the MAB programme in times of climate change. More on the conference subject and on biosphere reserves.
This online course aims to facilitate international negotiations, public sector work, and diplomatic engagement in relation to climate change through an enhanced understanding of its science, international policy framework, and the key negotiation issues pertinent to a post 2012 agreement.
Wetlands International-South Asia (WISA), International Development Research Center (IDRC) , Cordaid and Ekgoan Technologies have the pleasure in inviting you to participate in the Regional Conference on 'Building Livelihood Resilience in Changing Climate' being held on 3-5 March 2011 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The conference focuses on the differences in perceptions of livelihood resilience within various development domains. It seeks to provide a platform to key actors including practitioners, researchers, policy and decision makers, donors and trainers from these domains to craft a shared vision of livelihoods resilience.
The regional conference is being organised with the aim to gather feedback from among the project partner, experts and other stakeholders on the findings of this report including deliberating on learning from four South Asian countries regarding the issues about climate change, food insecurity, and associated poverty.
The fellowships are offered as part of the Climate Science Research Partnership (CSRP) between the Met Office Hadley Centre (MOHC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK government. The CSRP aims are to improve the understanding and prediction of African climate on monthly, seasonal and decadal timescales and to strengthen climate science capacity in Africa.
The Call for Applications is extended to climate researchers and applied climate scientists/practitioners working in the field of African climate variability and change. Applicants must be resident nationals of an African country and the fellowship must be hosted at an African institute.
What do 'Regional Land Use Planning to Protect Biodiversity', 'Supporting Coffee Growing by Small Farmers' and 'Promoting Infrastructure in Informal Settlements' have in common? All three are GTZ development projects in Africa that could be affected by climate change in the future. The experts in charge of these projects are confronted with the question of how to deal proactively with the consequences of worldwide climate change. To provide specific and practical approaches to tackling this challenge, the GTZ Climate Task Force, in close cooperation with OECD and with funding from BMZ and InWEnt, has developed a practical training course.
he United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), Tokyo, invites applications for the new intensive 4-week postgraduate programme on Building Resilience to Climate Change, developed under the framework of the University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR). UN-CECAR is a collaborative initiative of more than 20 leading universities across Asia, committed to develop post graduate educational and research programmes on climate and ecosystems change, adaptation and sustainability science. UNU-ISP acts as the UN-CECAR Secretariat.The new courses, which will be conducted at UNU-ISP, will cover a range of issues on sustainability and adaptation to climate and ecosystems change.
As a contribution to this process, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, in partnership with the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) and the Mailman School of Public Healthinitiated this two-week course in 2008. Building on the response of our 2008 – 2009 -2010 alumni, and partners, is pleased to announce the Summer Institute 2011 course on Climate Information for Public Health will be held May 16 – May 27, 2011 at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, Lamont Campus located in Palisades, New York.