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Event Developing Countries facing Global Warming: a Post-Kyoto Assessment: First announcement

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Period [12/06/2009 - 13/06/2009]
Host Koninklijke Academie voor Overzeese Wetenschappen, Verenigde Naties
Contact person Prof. Dr. Danielle Swinne
kaowarsom@skynet.be
02 538 02 11

Introduction

On 29 November, 1999, the “Environment and Development” Commission of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences organized an International Symposium on Developing Countries facing Global Warming: Kyoto 1997 and Beyond, focusing on the uncertainties of the causes of Global Warming — anthropogenic and/or natural. (Proceedings published in 2000: 199 pp., 25 figs.) Ten years later, and on the occasion of UNEP’s Environment Day, the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences, in collaboration with the United Nations, will organize a follow-up International Symposium Developing Countries facing Global Warming: a Post-Kyoto Assessment, focusing on the consequences of Global Warming and the Kyoto Protocol for Developing Countries and aiming at giving an updated state of the art.

Themes 1. Consequences of Global Warming

  • Political Consequences (climate refugees, conflicts, urban cities, world security, ...)
  • Economic Consequences
  • Climate Change (monsoon regime, droughts and floods, hurricanes,…)
  • Water Issues
  • Food Security
  • Vector-borne Diseases for Man (dengue, malaria,…)
  • Vector-borne Diseases for Animals ((tsetse,...)
  • Sea-level Rise Consequences for Deltas, Harbours and Coastal Zones
  • Ecological Consequences
  • Consequences for Tropical Forests
  •  Consequences for Soil
  • Coral Reefs


2. Consequences of the Present Kyoto Protocol

  • Biofuels
  • CO2 reduction and Emerging Economies (India, China,… + consequences for the North)
  • Carbon Storage by Reforestation
  • Transport
  • Clean Development Mechanisms
  • Emission Trading

Abstract English – 1 A4 page – 12 point font

Deadline: 15 March, 2009

Notification: 15 April, 2009

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Abstracts Book, which will be available at the symposium. Publication: posters can be included in the proceedings of the symposium, provided they are accepted by the peer reviewers. Registration: imperative, but no registration fee required.

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