International conference towards climate adapted and resilient regions (CLARR 2014)

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Nordwest2050
Date:
24-25 Feb 2014
Location:
Germany (Bremen)
Venue:
Old Town Hall Bremen, House of Science
Language:
English, German

Dealing with climate change impacts is one of the great challenges of the 21st century and its importance is only just being discovered. The challenges arise from uncertainties in climate change and its impacts, from the long time-horizon, from regionally widely varying vulnerabilities, and from a lack in public awareness. Notwithstanding the challenges of adapting to climate change, the long time horizon and the inherent uncertainties suggest to adopt a wider frame of reference for adaptation. When systems are redesigned to be adaptive to climate change, it seems wise to design them better adapted to uncertainty and surprise in general: i.e. to make them more resilient. Therefore, the conference seeks to foster an exchange between the discourses on resilience and adaptation to climate impacts.

The scientific sessions will be arranged around four main topics:

  • Analysing impacts
  • Assessing vulnerabilities
  • Designing and testing solutions for climate adaptation and resilience
  • Implementing climate adaptation and paths to a resilient future

Conference objectives

Research findings from various projects, including:

  • Analytical methods for assessing vulnerabilities
  • Hands-on technical and social innovative solutions to cope with climate change
  • Long-term strategies and action plans for climate adaptation
  • Roadmaps towards a resilient future

Call for papers

We are looking for contributions from scientists of various backgrounds who can contribute to these three main topics:

  • analysing impacts and assessing vulnerabilities
  • designing and testing solutions for climate adaptation and resilience
  • Implementing climate adaptation and paths to a resilient future.


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Target audience

The conference is open to all relevant contributions. We are especially inviting contributions on successful socio-economic and socio-technical innovations from coastal regions. Scientists, business representatives, public administrators, politicians (local, regional and national), and representatives from non-governmental organizations are invited to attend.


How to register

Please contact the event organizer using the online form to pre-register or to receive more information regarding paper submission.


Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Risk Identification & Assessment, Social Impacts & Resilience
Countries:
Germany
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