Seventh International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

Country: Canada

City: Vancouver

Abstr. due: 10.03.2015

Dates: 10.04.15 — 11.04.15

Area Of Sciences: Geography;

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Organizers: Common Ground Publishing


The Climate Change Conference is for any person with an interest in, and concern for, scientific, policy and strategic perspectives in climate change. It will address a range of critically important themes relating to the vexing question of climate change. Plenary speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the fields of climatology and environmental science, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners.

It is now widely agreed that one of the principal obstacles to addressing climate change are structures of governance. A consensus is emerging in the form of a scientific analysis. And we have a growing sense of the kinds of technological transition and transformations in social practices that are needed. However, the largest problem is one of political will, particularly in an international regime where governance structures, despite globalization, are very weak. Within the broad range of themes addressed by this knowledge community, our area of special focus in 2015 will be structures of governance to address climate change, from local communities, to the nation state, to the national arena. What ways forward do we have given structural weaknesses in our systems of governance at every level?

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