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Upcoming Events at Climate Service Center

June 2, 2015, Brussels

Growing opportunities in climate change adaptation

EUFIWACC climate risk information day for consultants

Development banks increasingly need to assess the risks posed by a changing climate, in order to safeguard adaptation investment decisions.

Within this context the Climate Service Center 2.0 in cooperation with the European Financing Institutions Working Group on Climate Change Adaptation (EUFIWACC) are holding an information day. Consultants, who carry out climate risk assessments for EUFIWACC members, are increasingly required to make concrete statements about climate risks.

This information day is intended to provide a forum for dialogue and exchange, to further strengthen the process of delivering climate risk assessments. To this end, EUFIWACC members will report on the current requirements and expectations of the banks.

More information about the EUFIWACC climate risk information day for consultants

April 08-10, 2015, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

GLACINDIA: Stakeholder WORKSHOP ON IDENTIFYING CLIMATE CHANGE INFORMATION NEEDS and Training on Climate modeling and Climate Change Research, innovation and Services (Indo-European Initiative)

Within the frame work of GLACINDIA project a one day stakeholder workshop will be organized combined with two day training course from 8th to 10th April 2015 at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. The workshop is a good opportunity for policy makers dealing with climate change and adaptation in various sectors to get the latest information about the project activities and to interact with experts from these fields in order to tailor the dissemination of the project results towards their needs and expectations.

The training program is designed for scientific community from various government sectors, and equally interesting for Master's-level, Ph. D. applicants as well as Postdoctoral researchers involved in the earth sciences, primarily studying or conducting research within the area of water and climate change in the Himalayan region. The course will be conducted in English. Conference is for Indian nationals only.

More information about the GLACINDIA Stakeholder Workshop

May 12-14, 2015

European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) 2015 in Copenhagen

The Climate Service Center will attend the ECCA 2015 Conference in Copenhagen. Two session will be chaired by Climate Service Center director Dr. Daniela Jacob.

Session 50: Climate Services and Communication - A framework for regional modeling- supporting adaptation to climate change

At this workshop, possible settings of modelling frameworks, which help steering the development of regional systems, will be identified by multidisciplinary teams of practitioners, scientists and stakeholders. The available knowledge should be used and gaps in the model chains should be identified. First experience, as well as some open questions, gathered from the Roundtable discussion on the occasion of the conference ”Deltas in times of climate change” will be integrated.

Link to the session

Session 63: Dealing with Risks - Quantifying impacts of +2°C global warming for Europe

The initial findings of the IMPACT2C project will be discussed around the key questions that are relevant in the context of 2°C goal for Europe:
- What does +2°C global warming mean for Europe?
- How do the new Representative Concentrations Pathways (RCPs) of AR5 IPCC change our understanding of +2°C impacts?
- What is the speed and possible limits of adaptation ?

Link too the session

Link to IMPACT2C project

Link to ECCA 2015 conference