Events in Germany 09.10.2019

Extreme Events - Building Climate Resilient Societies

28 March 2019: Application Deadline for Traveling Grants!

 

Development and transformation for achieving the SDGs can be severely threatened by catastrophic events triggered by climate extremes. Yet, at the same time development towards reaching the SDGs may enhance societal resilience against such extremes. There is an urgent need to discuss strategies to reach the Sustainable Development Goals and societal resilience, specifically considering changes of climate extremes which are likely to happen according to repeated reports by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Thus, the overall objective of the conference is to elucidate the relations between climate extremes, societal resilience, and sustainable development goals. In particular, with a global perspective, there will be a focus on identifying the major obstacles for building climate resilience across regions and sectors, and identifying priorities and means to address these obstacles. We aim to develop both strategic agendas for research and for best-practice design and implementation.

Researchers and professionals from business and administration with a link to climate extremes from all fields (e.g. history, climate science, data science, economics, ecology, health, mathematics, psychology, sociology, risk assessment, political sciences) are welcome to attend the conference. The conference is part of the Herrenhausen Conference Series initiated by the Volkswagen Foundation. 

There are travel grants available for early career researchers and young professionals with a link to climate extremes and resilient societies from all fields (e.g. history, climate science, data science, economics, ecology, geography, health, mathematics, psychology, sociology, risk assessment, political sciences).

9-11 October 2019

VENUE

Hanover, Germany

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