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Graph from IPCC, 2014: Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Core Writing Team, R.K. Pachauri and L.A. Meyer (eds.)]. IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland, 151 pp.

Advance scientific knowledge on cities and climate change: Submit proposals for the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

The Cities and Climate Change Science Conference will take place in Edmonton, Canada 5-7 March 2018. The call for proposals and contributions on “fostering new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy” opens 1 September 2017.

Sound and robust scientific knowledge is crucial to helping cities tackle climate change and advance the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The Cities and Climate Change Science Conference aims to develop a new global research agenda for cities and climate change.

By bringing together research and experience on cities and climate change from academics, practitioners, policymakers and community stakeholders, the conference will consolidate existing knowledge and help identify gaps in the field. By connecting these stakeholders, the conference will help inspire much needed further research.

Partner organizations to the Cities and Climate Change Science Conference are calling for proposals for 90-minute sessions as well as abstracts for oral session contributions and posters. All submissions will be assessed by the Scientific Steering Committee based on the conference objectives. The deadline for submissions is 6 October 2017.

The conference is part of the International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) focus on cities. The IPCC has committed to a special report on cities and climate change, and the research presented at and inspired by the conference will contribute to the IPCC’s assessment.

The conference will focus on four themes:

  • Cities and climate change – imperative for action
  • Urban emissions, impacts and vulnerabilities – science and practice of cities
  • Solutions for the transition to low carbon and climate resilient cities – science and practice for cities
  • Enabling transformative climate action in cities – advancing science and advancing cities

Proposals for both sessions and abstracts can be submitted on the CitiesIPCC Conference website beginning 1 September 2017. Questions can be addressed to: info@remove-this.citiesipcc.org

Join the conversation on social media with #CitiesIPCC.


 
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