The Symposium is organized by the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), University of Padova, and the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP), in cooperation with Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), and various international organisations concerned with climate change and hazards.
The Symposium is essentially a transdisciplinary and cross-stakeholders event. This means that it will offer an opportunity for researchers, practitioners, government officials and others working on matters related to climate change and hazards to come together to discuss research methods, the results of empirical research or exchange ideas about on-going and future initiatives which aim at providing a better understanding of how climate issues influence livelihoods.
A forum for discussion on sustainable solutions to matters related to climate change and hazards is provided through the Symposium. The event will also assist in stock-taking efforts and analyse aspects of loss and damage. Ultimately, the Symposium will also serve the purpose of showcasing experiences from research, field projects and best practice to address climate hazards, which may be useful and/or widely implemented. The Symposium will be a truly interdisciplinary event, mobilizing scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies, undertaking research and/or executing projects related to climate change and hazards, from across the world.
The deadline for the submissions of abstracts to the Symposium “Climate Change and Natural Hazards: Coping with and managing hazards in the context of a changing climate” to be held at the University of Padova, Italy on 25th-26th February 2019, has been extended to 30th September 2018.