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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Climate 2008_Important Repository of Conf Papers_ Intuition - Foresight-Hindsight: Virtual Labs, Conferences Networks

Climate 2008 is an very important repository of conference papers following the virtual conference in Hamburg Nov 2008 and an important step in virtual conference organisation.

The papers presented are grouped in 4 Categories:

1. Scientific aspects of climate change including on modeling, forecasts and data analysis, generated by interdisciplinary teams. (15 papers)
2. Social aspects on climate change, including economics, policy-making and social impacts. (29 papers)
3. Education, communication and training on climate change. (12 papers)
4. Regional / international initiatives, projects and other efforts involving different groups and stakeholders. (18 papers)
HYPER LINKS Climate 2008

To quote from my post of 5 Jan.09; G8 University Summit conference focused on Global Sustainability, Concrete measures to take, International Co-operation by Academia in this "War":

"One can hope that more Universities may be able participate this year 2009 and in the future and that low carbon-footprint initiatives such as virtual labs, and conferences, networks follow say around a backbone of field work." ( I expect that I was influence by the increasing numbers of "Webinars" in the private sphere).

Well here is one "New Year 2009 Wish" satisfied.

Little did I know that the first global, purely virtual climate conference, "Klima 2008 / Climate 2008", took place from the 3 to 7 November 2008 (http://www.climate2008.net/) in Hamburg.

Within the framework of "Klima2008 / Climate 2008", at least one million users were expected to take part in the conference worldwide. Scientists, politicians, businessmen, associations and Non-Gov. Organisations-NGOs, as well as individuals are invited to submit papers for "Klima 2008 / Climate 2008" and/or participate in the event.

The online conference on climate change is under the patronage of three celebrities:
H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Dr. Annette Schavan, Federal Minister for Education and Research, and Dr. Achim Steiner, head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),

The conference was organised by the Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Applied Sciences of Hamburg, Germany, under the leadership of Professor Walter Leal from the research and transfer centre "Applications of Life Sciences".

Partners are:
The EC's Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability,
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
NB. Moreover, UNESCO declared the event to be a project of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (from 2005 to 2014).


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