International Conference
Climate Change and Regional Response – Impacts and adaptation strategies for public, commercial and private actors

Climate Change and Regional Response 2013 (CCRR-2013)

May 27-29, 2013, Dresden, Germany

The CCRR-2013 conference, held in Dresden (Germany), brings together international experts to discuss the state-of-the art and future directions in regional responses to climate change impacts on natural, social and economic systems. The event includes contributions from national and international climate change and adaptation research as well as from practitioners and policy makers. Current research findings and local/regional experience and results will be presented. Suitable conference papers shall be published as special issues or a refereed anthology. Abstracts are welcome for oral presentations and posters.

A Young Researchers Forum, held as part of the conference, focuses on "How to adapt to regional climate change? Perspectives from different disciplines." The forum will provide opportunity for young researchers to share and discuss their work.

The conference addresses

  • Challenges of regional climate change impacts and adaptation in various sectors of private and public action,
  • Theory and practice of developing sectorial and integrated adaptation programs,
  • Implementation-related issues of programs and options.

Conference Topics
(for more Information see Call for Abstracts)

  • Modeling climate change – downscaling and uncertainty
  • Human-biometeorological impacts and public health
  • Changing climate – changing air quality?
  • Development and maintenance of the built environment
  • Development and maintenance of urban green infrastructure and open space
  • Integrated assessment and management strategies in agriculture and forestry
  • Urban water systems
  • Regional water balance
  • Nature conservation
  • Adaptation strategies for industry sectors and companies
  • Regional adaptation strategies and planning
  • Economics and Politics of adaptation measures
  • Implementing adaptation programs and options – good practice

  • Young Research Forum: "How to adapt to regional climate change? Perspectives from different disciplines."

CCRR-2013 will be held in Dresden. Located in the southeast of Germany, close to Berlin and Prague. After the downfall of the iron curtain the city of Dresden has become an economic centre in Central Europe with numerous research institutions. Furthermore it has an outstandig cultural heritage which draws millions of visitors every year including the Frauenkirche, the Semperoper and the Old Masters Picture Gallery. For more information about the city of Dresden click here.

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