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International Conference on Climate Change 2017
Welcome to the International Conference on Climate Change 2017(ICCC-2017) which will be held on February 16th and 17th, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Ninth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses 2017 Special Focus - Communicating and Collaborating for Resilient Solutions to Climate Change will be held on 21-22 April 2017 Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
Objectives of the Conference
To promote effective gathering and dialogue among those involved in research and development activities in Climate Change Mitigation, Vulnerability, and Adaptation, nationally and internationally.
To make a bridge between government & non-governmental organizations concerned in such activities.
To create and disseminate the knowledge about Climate Change and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
To make a platform for scientists and other personnel to discuss issues and policies related to Climate Change.
To enhance contribution to new developments in the field of Environmental Sciences through the findings and discussion of the conference
Promote young researchers and scientists to carry forward more studies and research on Climate change
THEME 1: SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
THEME 2: ASSESSING IMPACTS IN DIVERGENT ECOSYSTEMS
THEME 3: HUMAN IMPACTS AND IMPACTS ON HUMANS
THEME 4: TECHNICAL, POLITICAL, AND SOCIAL RESPONSES
Human-driven climate disruption poses extreme risks in the coming decades. Indeed some people, societies, species, and ecosystems have already experienced significant, even catastrophic consequences. Recognition of the scale and immediacy of this malady is now driving a new era of mitigation strategies. Climate disruption, however, is not a single ailment that can be treated in isolation.
Rather, it is one of a family of existential afflictions, including a massive and accelerating loss of biodiversity, acute ecological overshoot, and intensifying social inequities - emergent from the same underlying pathology. And while some climate mitigation pathways address multiple symptoms synergistically, others exacerbate them.
We find ourselves at a crossroads, in need of a map clearly depicting the landscape and a compass to guide us. In this talk I’ll introduce one such map - a framework of ‘planetary boundaries’ ... and one such compass - the concept of a safe operating space for all people. What yet remains is the active participation of a broad spectrum of society to keep the full suite of so- called “wicked” socio-environmental problems clearly in focus as we plot a course forward.
Dr. Robert Davies is a Utah-trained physicist and educator whose work focuses on synthesizing and communicating a broad range of research - including climate, energy, agriculture, economics, and complex systems. His published works include research in the fields of spacecraft / space environment interactions; the fundamental nature of light and information; and Earth’s climate system. He is also co-creator of The Crossroads Project, a collaborative communication project combining a hard science narrative with evocative imagery and powerful music, bringing to bear the power of performance art on the topic of human sustainability.
Dr. Davies is an Associate of the Utah Climate Center and adjunct professor in Utah State University’ Department of Plants, Soils and Climate. He has taught on the faculty of three universities; worked as project scientist for Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory; as technical liaison for NASA’s International Space Station project; and served as an officer and meteorologist in the United States Air Force. He lives and works in Logan.