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International scientific conference "Problems of adaptation to climate change" 7-9 November, 2011, Moscow — Russia

Time and Venue: 7-9 November 2011, Moscow - Russia

PACC-2011 will provide a forum for in-depth discussion and scientific justification to actions towards adaptation to the current and projected climate change and aims at the exchange of experiences and plans concerning adaptation. All this is expected to make a contribution to establishing the Global Framework for Climate Services, initiated by the World Climate Conference-3 (2009), and to be an advancement in pooling together the world community efforts in adaptation to climate change, including anticipatory adaptation.

The PACC-2011 is organized by the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet) on the instruction of the Government of the Russian Federation. It will engage federal authorities and government bodies of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Sciences, science, industry and business communities and public organizations and will be supported by WMO, UNESCO, IOC of UNESCO, UNEP, UNFCCC, FAO, and other international organizations and the World Bank. The Organizing Committee will include representatives of international organizations, decision-makers, business and science communities, wide public and G8 stakeholders.

The topics of PACC-2011 will include: assessment of climate change impacts on sustainable development, vulnerability, risks, losses and benefits, capacity for adaptation to the current and anticipated climate change, large-scale weather anomalies and their consequences, including development of observation systems and early warning systems, and identifying new approaches to enable preservation of stable climate.

The PACC-2011 timetable

7 November
Plenary meeting - key note presentations

8 November

  • Section focusing on the conference topics - oral and poster presentation round tables
  • Section 1: Adaptation policies and measures
  • Section 2: Adaptation economics
  • Section 3: Research of opportunities for climate stabilization using new technologies
  • Round table 1: State and business interaction in addressing adaptation issues
  • Round table 2: Risks for indigenous people in regions vulnerable to climate change: adaptation perspective

9 November
Plenary meeting - reports of section chairs and round table moderators, overview of posters, discussion and adoption of summary documents.

The working languages of the conference are Russian and English.

Simultaneous interpretation will be available during the sessions and round tables.

First information letterhttp://pacc2011.ru/download/lett-eng_pdf.pdf.

Additional information will be available on the conference website soon: http://pacc2011.ru/en