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News Conference announcement and call for abstracts: are there limits to adaptation to climate change?

Living with climate change: are there limits to adaptation?

The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the University of Oslo, with the support of the Global Environmental Change and Human Security (GECHS) project, announce a two day international conference to be held on 7 and 8 of February 2008 at the Royal Geographical Society in London on the subject of “Living with climate change: are there limits to adaptation?”

The overall objective of this conference is to consider strategies for adapting to climate change, in particular to explore the potential barriers to adaptation that may limit the ability of societies to adapt to climate change and to identify opportunities for overcoming these barriers. The conference is aimed at researchers and practitioners with an interest in understanding how societies adapt to climate change.

Abstracts are invited to be submitted by 10th August 2007 under one of following three themes:

Theme 1: Adapting to thresholds in physical and ecological systems (Keynote speaker: Garry Peterson, McGill University)

Theme 2: The role of values and culture in adaptation (Keynote speaker: Benjamin Orlove, University of California)

Theme 3: Governance, knowledge and technologies for adaptation (Keynote speaker: Susanne Moser, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR))

Contact information Goulden Marisa Dr (ODG) (email:
News type CallForPaper
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Source of information Goulden Marisa Dr (ODG)
Geographical coverage United Kingdom
News date 21/06/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH