Adapting to Climate Change

Country: Portugal

City: Lisbon

Abstr. due: 15.05.2016

Dates: 21.01.16 — 22.06.16

Area Of Sciences: Geography;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: University of Lisbon


The International Conference on Adapting to Climate Change (ACC2016) will be held on June 21 - 22, 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. This conference will have Climate Change adaption as general theme with a focus on its requirements on water, waste and other local infrastructure. Top experts in this area were invited as keynote speakers!

This congress will be a great opportunity for networking, meeting and discussing with top academics, government administrators, private operators and decision makers.

The Major Topics:

I. Opportunities and constraints for service- and resource-based strategies to cope and adapt to climate changes.

II. Administrative, legal and institutional strategies to promote an improved preformance in climate change adaptation strategies.

III. Integrated strategies across levels (, national, regional and local), and scales (e.g. uran areas, catchments, regions).

IV. Risk management, risk reduction, and risk transfer. Importance of promoting the participation of public and private partners.

V. Investment priorities in infrastructures regarding (minimizing?) climate change impacts.

VI. Trends in anticipating, responding, and recovering from impacts of climate change.

VII. Continuous improved strategies to cope with risks and adapt to climate change.

VIII. Planning, community-based adaptation and risk sharing and transfer at the appropriate level and scale.

IX. Capacity building to fulfill existing gaps in the water supply, wastewater, drainage and other infrastructure sectors adapting to climate change.

X. Costs of managing risks from climate change and the ex post socio-economic losses.

XI. Equitable access to available resources and sustainable development.

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