World Symposium on Climate Change Adaption (WSCCA 2015)

Towards implementing innovative approaches for climate change adaptation
Manchester, UK, 2-4 September 2015

Climate change is among the major challenges of modern times. As the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has shown, there are still many challenges ahead and many needs to be met, calling from action not only from government, but also from various stakeholders. Apart from the knowledge offered by modelling and forecasts which allows to understand the problem and how it develops in the future, mankind needs to know more about approaches, methods and tools, which may help to cope with the social, economic and political problems posed by climate change now. In other words, there is a need to speed up developments in the field of climate change adaptation.

The three-day international symposium World Symposium on Climate Change Adaption (WSCCA 2015) focuses on “innovative approaches to implement climate change adaptation”, contributing to the further development of this fast-growing field. The aims of the symposium are the presentation and display of works in the field of climate change adaptation from research institutions, universities, NGOs and enterprises all round the world. Also, the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of climate change adaptation projects, especially high-impact initiatives, successful projects and good practice are major topics.

L3EAP will also be showcased in the frame of the event: Adaptation to Climate Change in SIDS: the role of energy access, energy security and energy efficiency / by Franziska Wolf, Walter Leal Filho, Maria Kowald, Julia Haselberger, in the frame of Session 4C on 4 September 2015 (find the detailed programme here: http://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/wscca-2015.html).

The World Symposium on Climate Change Adaption (WSCCA 2015) is a joint initiative by Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), the Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and the Baltic University Programme in Uppsala (Sweden), in cooperation with the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP) and the United Nations University initiative “Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development” (RCE).