EVENTS 25.02.2019

Symposium "Climate Change and Natural Hazards: coping with and managing hazards in the context of a changing climate"

30 September 2018: Abstract Submission Deadline!
Due to climate change, the frequency and intensity of hazard events such as extreme weather events are increasing. Hazards may change exposure patterns, lead to substantial breakdowns of infrastructure, damages to property and ultimately  decrease the resilience of households and communities. Not to mention the links between climate hazards and health, which are incredibly impactful, with mortality and morbidity rates rising as a result of them. Hazards pose additonal pressures to both human and natural systems.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) outlined  on its 4th (2007) and 5th (2014) Assessment Reports the need to manage the risks of extreme events and the hazards they bring about, to advance climate change adaptation.
The goal of this symposium is to make its participants understanding of what climate change hazards are better, while taking into account how the diffrent components of climate change including frequency, intensity, variability and uncertainty work together and relate to ecosystems, and how a better understanding of vulnerability of people to climate change in terms  of sensitivity can be achieved.
Apart from the presentation of scientific research and studies, the Symposium will also provide a forum for the discussion on sustainable solutions to matters related to climate change and hazards. Ultimately, the Symposium will also serve the purpose of showcasing experiences from research, field projects and best practice to address climate hazards, which may be useful and/or widely implemented.

The Symposium will be a truly interdisciplinary event, mobilizing scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies, undertaking research and/or executing projects related to climate change and hazards, from across the world.

25th-26th February 2019


Padova, Italy