International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management

ISSN: 1756-8692

Article publication date: 2 August 2011



(2011), "Diary", International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Vol. 3 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijccsm.2011.41403caa.007



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Article Type: Diary From: International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Volume 3, Issue 3


CELA International Capacity-building Seminar

1-2 September, Managua, Nicaragua

Latin America is among the most vulnerable regions in the world in respect of the impacts of climate variation, climate change and extreme events. In order to discuss the extent to which vulnerability and risks are present in Latin America, and at the same time introduce and disseminate experiences on adaptation to climate change in the region, this specialist seminar is being organized. This event is part of the ALFAIII-funded project “Network of Climate Change Technology Transfer Centres in Europe and Latin America” (CELA), a project which promotes joint research collaboration, exchanges of experiences between Europe and Latin America in the field of climate change and its related technologies. The specialist seminar aims to:

  1. 1.

    present the project CELA and its regional relevance as a tool to support cooperation in the field of climate change among European and Latin American universities;

  2. 2.

    debate the extent to which vulnerability and risks are present in Latin America; and

  3. 3.

    present current experiences on adaptation to climate change in the region.

Furthermore, the seminar will provide a unique opportunity for information exchange and networking among organizations active in the field of climate change in Latin America and in Europe. Further details can be seen at: www.cela-project.net/

Summer Course on Sustainability, River Basin Management and Climate Change in the Baltic Sea

20-24 September, Hamburg, Germany

The Summer Course is an initiative of the German office of the Baltic University Programme in Hamburg and is organized in cooperation with the Interreg IVB Baltic Sea Region project WATERPRAXIS. It is meant to acquaint delegates from various countries about matters related to sustainable development, river basin management and climate issues in the Baltic, as well as foster international and multicultural learning. The course will offer a state-of-the-art overview of matters related to sustainable development and river basin management and will be a timely contribution towards efforts in the internationalisation, networking and cultural interaction among local government officials, practitioners and students from Baltic countries.

People from local governments, officials, engineers, practitioners and students from Baltic countries may register for the Summer Course. Students from all subjects currently registered at universities across the Baltic Sea are especially welcome to attend the Summer Course. Further details are available at: www.waterpraxis.net/en.html

EcoSummit 2012

31 September-5 October, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Ecosystems such as streams, rivers, inland and coastal wetlands, grasslands and forests provide numerous services that fundamentally support human health and well-being. EcoSummit 2012 will bring together the world’s most respected minds in ecological science to discuss restoring and protecting the planet’s ecosystem services.

This is the first conference ever linking the Ecological Society of America, The International Association for Ecology and the Society for Ecological Restoration International. The aim is to provide a high-profile platform for dialogue among researchers, planners and decision makers to develop a better understanding of the complex nature of ecological systems and the means to protect and enhance their services. The topics of the conference are:

  • Climate change.

  • Sustainability and resilience.

  • Ecosystem creation and restoration/ecological engineering.

  • Global change.

  • Ecosystem services.

  • Ecological indicators.

  • Biodiversity and biological conservation.

  • Ecological complexity.

  • Ecotoxicology

among others. Further information can be seen at: www.ecosummit2012.org

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