Climate change policies are important tools in supporting the legislative and executive branches in promoting conditions for assertive action to advances the climate agenda. Sound policies are essential for the implementation of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. But even though climate change policies are a vital component for the implementation of climate action, including the implementation of SDG13, there is a perceived need to have in-depth discussions on how best they may designed, and implemented.
Against this background, the UK Consortium for Sustainability Research (UK-CSR), the Ecology and Environment Research Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University, the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, and the International Climate Change Information and Research Programme, in cooperation with various universities and research organizations, are organizing the “World Symposium on Climate Change Policies: Science and Technology in Support of Policy-Making in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation”.
The event will be held in Manchester, UK on 19th-20th September 2023.
Aims of the event
The main aim of the Symposium is to provide a platform for discussions on the role of science and technology in support of policy-making on climate change. In addition, the Symposium aims to identify, document and disseminate ideas, experiences and visions from scientists, decision-makers, educators, members of non-governmental organizations, and citizens, on how science and technology may contribute towards supporting the design and implementation of climate change policies, which is important in pursuing sustainable future scenarios.
The outcome of the discussions will be summarised and fed in the preparations for COP 28, to be held in Dubai on 30th November to 12th December 2023.
The Symposium will gather 100 or so delegates, who specialise on aspects of policy-making and/or policy implementation on climate change. It will be structured around plenary presentations and parallel sessions. A set of workshops will also be offered as part of the event.
Documentation of the Symposium
As an output and long-term documentation of the event, selected papers will be published in the book Climate Change Policies: Science and Technology in Support of Policy-Making in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation”, which will follow on the success of the Handbook of Climate Change Resilience and Handbook of Climate Change Management which, with 6 volumes and over 500 authors, is the largest non-publicly funded editorial project on climate change ever undertaken.
The book will be published as part of the Climate Change Management Series, which is the leading peer-reviewed book series on matters related to climate change. Over 3,000 authors from across all geographical regions have contributed to the series to date. The peer-reviewed nature of the series, which is fully indexed, means that publications have counted over the years for promotion and tenure purposes.
Abstracts now welcome
A call for abstracts is open until 30th March 2023.
Abstracts should consist of a 200 words outline of the paper, along with the names and full contact details of the authors. Abstracts should be sent to the coordinating team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full papers are due by 30th June 2023. Further details will be discussed with the authors whose abstracts have been accepted.