TERRAenVISION 2019 Conference - Working towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Country: Spain

City: Barcelona

Abstr. due: 15.07.2019

Dates: 03.09.19 — 07.09.19

Area Of Sciences: Ecology; Geography;

Organizing comittee e-mail: organizing.committee@terraenvision.eu

Organizers: Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Barcelona

 

Our Planet suffers from human activities. As scientists, we know more and more about our environment, about processes, rates of change, new threats and risks. However, the challenges seem to grow quicker than the solutions we can create.

This conference aims to focus on the scientific research towards finding solutions for the societal issues of our time. TERRAenVISION promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and networking. To bring scientists and stakeholders that have the same goal, work on the same societal issue, but have different scientific backgrounds. By bringing the people and their knowledge together, we may be able to take the steps towards solutions that can bring our society to a more sustainable situation. In this conference, we want to link to International policies such as the sustainable Development Goals, the UN Climate conventions, CAP and COP.

Environmental issues we would like to highlight and discuss:

This conference is framed around themes. Each theme is kicked off by two plenary keynote speeches of 20 min, followed by a discussion. After the plenary session, a range of different parallel sessions will be organised.

We also want to stress that the conference is not only for scientists, but also warmly would like to invite people from outside the scientific world.

Themes

Climate change: Mitigation and Adaptation

Water Resources: Quality and Quantity

Land Degradation and Restoration

Nature-based solutions

Fire in the earth system, effects and prevention

Ecosystem services and nature conservation

Science interface: with policy and public

Conference Web-Site: https://terraenvision.eu/