Latin America and the Caribbean: Developing, linking, and applying climate knowledge

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
Date:
17-21 Mar 2014
Location:
Uruguay (Montevideo)

The climate research community is facing a complex challenge that includes improving current knowledge on the climate system, the interactions among its components and the limits of predictability. The challenge also involves enhancing its ability to interact with other disciplines, particularly decision makers (including those who elaborate policy) and social scientists in order to translate climate knowledge into actionable information. This challenge exhibits important regional characteristics, including different socio-economic levels of exposition, vulnerability and adaptability to a variable and changing climate.

In view of that the WCRP Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean: Developing, linking, and applying climate knowledge (WRCP-LAC) is aimed at identifying gaps and ways to overcome limitations in the chain of knowledge going from basic to applied climate science and to informing policy and decisions that are particularly relevant for LAC. This will imply building interdisciplinary capacity, fostering the participation of decision and policy makers, climate and social scientists, and key intermediary institutions. Moreover, it is also expected that the WCRP-LAC could contribute to the discussions on the emerging provision of regional Climate Services.

Conference goals

  • Address critical knowledge challenges gaps in understanding, simulating and predicting climate variability and change in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
  • Identify gaps and ways to overcome limitations in the knowledge networks that include basic to applied climate science and processes to inform policy and decisions relevant for the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Conference themes

  • Water and energy
  • Agriculture and ecosystems, climate risk management approaches, methods, and experiences
  • Human health
  • Urban environments
  • Climate monitoring, prediction, and predictability


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Event fee

Early registration: Standard - $275, Student - $175; Regular registration: Standard - $375, Student - $275

What is included in the event fee

Fees for all Congress Participants include

  • Participation in all Scientific Sessions
  • Congress materials
  • Coffee breaks


Target audience

Climate scientists, social scientists, policy makers, practitioners, and key boundary institutions.

How to register

Please apply online.

All interested researchers and practitioners are invited to select a conference theme and submit a relevant abstract no longer than 500 words online by 30 September 2013.

Early registration ends 30 November 2013.


Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Health & Health Facilities, Urban Risk & Planning, Governance, Water, Food Security & Agriculture
Countries:
Uruguay
Regions:
Americas
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