The Oxford Adaptation Academy is intended for professionals who wish to strengthen their knowledge base and competencies in climate change adaptation. Participants have the opportunity to develop their technical and leadership skills through project work and practical case studies. The Academy is run jointly with the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford.
For more information: http://www.climateadaptation.cc/adaptationacademy/
The LIAISE Network of Excellence Dissemination Conference will take place in Brussels on April 1st and 2nd, 2014. More information can be found on the website:
Specific attention will be given to how the process of impact assessment in various venues (i.e. nation states, supra national organizations and local organizations) is related to the processes of research and knowledge production. The possibilities for transdisciplinary creation of knowledge, co-design, meta-data repositories, joint agenda setting, quality review and monitoring and community and capacity building in this context are also presented.
ISSRM Symposium 2014
June 8-13, 2014
The 20th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) is expected to attract more than 400 research scientists, government agency managers, graduate students, non-profit employees, and private consultants from the fields of natural resource management, social sciences and environmental planning as well as urban and regional planning.
- Spatial implications of renewable energy siting
- New perspectives on infrastructures
- Transformation through planning? The role of urban, regional and environmental planning in shaping (or not) urban and regional changes
- Grounded Analytical Approaches to Stakeholder Interaction in Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Africa
- Food security and local development in Africa
- Migration, Rural Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management: Taking examples from Asian countries
- Ecosystem certification: Overcoming the physical, social and economic barriers
- Human Dimensions of Sustainable Urban Forests: Focussing the Research Agenda
- Coupled Natural and Human Systems in Fire-Prone Landscapes: Interactions, Dynamics, and Adaptation
- The involvement of stakeholders in ski development and resource management in mountain environments
- Participatory monitoring of visitors and visitor impact
- Social change and wildlife management
- Impact of invasive species on ecosystem services in large protected areas
- Public Participation GIS (PPGIS): Applications for Environmental and Urban Planning
- Innovation groups for sustainable land management
- Doing Integrative Multidisciplinary (IMD) research on ecohealth & wellbeing in Bekkersdal (Westonaria), South-Africa: Sharing processes and experiences in urban challenges
The African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) Program has published four background papers on climate change adaptation options:
1) From Assessment to Implementation: Approaches for Adaptation Options Analysis presents principles that can be used to guide adaptation options analysis, along with tools that ensure the rigor of the selection process.
2. Analyzing Climate Change Adaptation Options Using Multi-Criteria Analysis looks at how Multi-criteria analysis can be used to enable decision makers to consider a wide body of potentially relevant information across a range of priorities or values. The paper does not, however, address the technicalities involved in assigning and calculating criteria values.
3) Methods for Economic Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation Interventions focuses on conducting economic evaluations of proposed climate change adaptation activities. Special emphasis is placed on the complex steps involved in estimating the harm caused by climate change, and on how to conduct a cost-benefits analysis after these estimates have been established.
4) Stakeholder Participation in Climate Change Adaptation Planning outlines the steps necessary to integrate stakeholder participation into new and emerging practices in decision making processes. It is aimed at officials in developing country, project developers, donors, and other development practitioners who are tasked with designing participation processes for adaptation initiatives.
For more information on the ARCC Group go to http://community.eldis.org/ARCC/.
The international congress “5th Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation – Resilient Cities 2014” launched by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn, Germany, will take place on 29-31 May 2014 in Bonn, Germany.
The event is aimed at urban planners, mayors, international organization representatives, and researchers from around the world. Topics include risk data, adaptation planning, financing the resilient city, city-region food systems, resilient infrastructure, and more.
To register: http://resilient-cities.iclei.org/bonn2014/registration/
World Forum in The Hague, The Netherlands, 14-17 July 2014
The conference set the stage for the next phase of research addressing the World Climate Research Programme Grand Challenges on water resources, extremes, and climate sensitivity through observations and data sets, their analyses, process studies, model development and exploitation, applications, technology transfer to operational results, and research capacity development and training for the next generation of scientists.
Call for papers on (1) The Climate System; (2) Land; and (3) Atmosphere
Abstracts due on 14 Feb. 2014
More Information: http://gewex.org/2014conf/home.html
The Fourth Annual Tyndall PhD Conference, hosted by the Tyndall Centre at the University of Manchester, 23rd – 25th April 2014
Call For Papers: Deadline 21st February 2014
The Tyndall PhD Conference is an annual event, open to all PhD students involved in topics related to climate change. It is an excellent opportunity for early career researchers from multiple disciplines to discuss their work and ideas with a wider community of PhDs.
This year the conference is hosted by Tyndall Manchester. PhD researchers at all stages are invited to participate, where they may present their work from a wide range of climate change related fields in full plenary sessions to an international, interdisciplinary audience.
For more information about the abstract requirements, conference theme, dates and deadlines, please visit our website at http://tyndall.ac.uk/Climate-Change-Research-in-Practice-PhD-Conference, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.