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Identifying water and climate related topics for research

Workshop organised by Danish Water Forum, Danish Research Platform – Water and ViVa, to discuss impacts of climate change in relation to water and experiences with this – and with adaptation measures in Denmark and in developing countries.

Date: March 13, 2009 - 09:00–15:00
Venue: KU- Life, Bülowsvej 17, 1.st floor, 1870 Frederiksberg C.
For more information, please download the workshop announcement [pdf, 124kB].


First International Conference On Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclones & Climate Change

International Conference Co-Sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization. The conference will bring together leading experts, both from research and operational meteorological  environments.

Date: March 8-11, 2009
Venue: Muscat - Sultanate of Oman
For more information, please visit the website of the event


Beyond Kyoto: Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change - Science Meets Industry, Policy and the Public

The objective of the Conference, organised by the University of Århus, is to contribute to advanced use of knowledge as the basis for regulatory frameworks, innovation and the development of new technologies for sustainable development and eco-efficiency.

Date: March 5-7, 2009
Venue: Aarhus, Denmark
For more information, please follow this link.


Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions

International scientific congress organised by the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) in connection with the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP15) at the end of 2009.

The focus of the conference is on providing a picture of the "big issues" that the scientific community feels it is necessary that policy makers are aware of in order to make enlightened decisions with respect to the balancing of adaptation and mitigation in the societal response to climate change. 

Date: March 10-12, 2009
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark
For more information, please visit the website of the conference.


Hunger & Climate Change: Some Practical Answers?

In this event, hosted by Practical Action, John Vidal, Enviroment Editor of The Guardian will chair a discussion focussing on the new policies and technologies for agriculture that will be needed, what the climate change agreement will need to say about food and poverty reduction, and how development practitioners will need to respond.

Date: Please note changed date - April 7, 2009
Venue: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, UK
For more information, please follow this link.


Call for papers: Gendering Climate and Sustainability

The aim of the conference is to focus on cutting edge questions of climate and sustainability from a gender perspective as well as contributing to the making of new and more inclusive visions of sustainability in accordance with definitions and strategies set out by the EU and other international foras aiming at “a better quality of life for everyone”.

Date: March 13-14, 2009
Venue: University of Copenhagen, Bispetorv 1-3, Copenhagen K.
Submission deadline: February 16, 2009. For more information, please visit the website of the University of Copenhagen.


3rd International Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change

The 3 International Conference will be held in Dhaka, two years after the second conference. The conference will consist of a two day field visit to community based adaptation projects in different ecosystems, and three days of interactive discussions on different thematic areas.

Date: February 22-26, 2009
Venue: Dhaka, Bangladesh
For more information, please follow this link.


The challenge of development in energy-related projects and climate change adaptation strategies in the cold regions of Asia

Seminar organised to: 1) share strategies, expertise and field experience on energy and climate change issues; 2) formulate concrete recommendations in terms of policy and methodology; 3) initiate a community of practice among the key players of the Region.

Date: April 21-24 2009
Venue: Leh, India
For more information, please follow this link.


Climate change: New challenges for humanitarian aid and health systems

Seminar organised by Organised by: Copenhagen School of Global Health, Danish Society for Tropical Medicine & International Health, ENRECA Health - Danish Research Network for International Health, Master in International Health, and Master of Disaster Management.

Date: March 5, 2009 - 13:00-15:30
Venue: University of Copenhagen
For more information, please read the seminar announcement [pdf, 264kB].


Frontline knowledge explorer
Current topic: Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change

When: 19 February to 27 March 2009

Where: http://tinyurl.com/frontlineknowledge

The frontline knowledge explorer is a collaborative initiative by four leading climate change knowledge service providers committed to developing new ways of working together and with others to meet the challenges of climate change.


Meeting on New GDN Global Research Project - The Climate Challenge: Sustaining Development Progress in a Warming World

Joint meeting organised by DDRN and the Global Development Network (GDN) to present and discuss research themes for the new GDN research project on climate change.

Date: March 9, 2009 - 14.00-17.00
Venue: University of Copenhagen, Department of Geography and Geology, Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 Copenhagen K. Meeting Room 06.0.613
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Online Survey: IGES White Paper "Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific: Re-uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development"

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) welcomes your comments and suggestions on its White Paper, Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific: Re-uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development, which was published in June 2008.

This White Paper is a summary of current climate change policies in the Asia-Pacific region and new recommendations, based on strategic research carried out at IGES so far.

Closing Date: March  31, 2009. To contribute your comments, please follow this link.


Strategic Research, 2009 - Climate and Climate Adaptation

The Danish Council for Strategic Research has recently issued a call for applications for funding of research activities within Climate and Climate Adaptation. In 2009 the Council is offering a total of DKK 38 million. The research theme is earmarked for the following two areas and two instruments:
• Climate (Strategic research centre)
• Climate Adaptation (Strategic research projects)

Application deadline: April 23, 2009. For more information, please follow this link.


Climate Impact Summit I: Challenges of Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Ghana’s Development

Conference convened by the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) and the Department of Geography & Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon.

Date: August 12-14, 2009
Venue: Accra, Ghana
For more information, please visit the website of the conference.


Global Change in Africa - Projections, Mitigation and Adaptation

The aim of this IMPETUS Africa conference is to bring together scientists that may substantially contribute with disciplinary and trans-disciplinary knowledge to develop solutions for consequences of a rapid global change.

Date: June 2-5, 2009
Venue: University of Cologne, Germany
For more information, please follow this link.


Poverty, Forests and Climate Change – Practical Strategies for Ensuring Pro-Poor Approaches to REDD

Seminar organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and the Poverty and Environment Working Group, financed by DDRN.

Date: April 21, 2009 - 10:00-16:00
Venue: DIIS, Strandgade 71, ground floor, Copenhagen K.
For more information and registration, please visit the website of DIIS.


Development Marketplace Grant Competition on Climate Adaptation

The Development Marketplace is a competitive grant program administered by the World Bank. The 2009 global competition is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and additional DM partners. It aims to identify 20 to 25 innovative, early-stage projects addressing climate adaptation. The competition on climate adaptation focuses on three sub-themes:
1. Resilience of Indigenous Peoples Communities to Climate Risks; 
2. Climate Risk Management with Multiple Benefits; 
3. Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management.

Application deadline:  May 18, 2009. For more information, please follow this link.


NEW: Finance and Technology Needs to Address the Climate Challenges

The UNEP Risø Centre is in collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs convening an international seminar with the objective to discuss technology and finance needs from a developing country perspective and improve the understanding of how these needs are differentiated between different countries and climate change priorities.

Date: May 5, 2009 - 9:00–17:00
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2G, Copenhagen K
For more information, please read the seminar invitation [pdf, 141kB].


High Level Dialogue: Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific - A Development Challenge

Organised by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the Dialogue seeks to catalyze national and regional actions and contribute to global response to climate change.

Date: June 15-19, 2009
Venue: ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines
For more information, please visit the website of ADB.


NEW: Civil Society Towards COP 15 - Public Meeting

Public meeting that concludes the international NGO conference on Climate Change held in Copenhagen on May 12-15, 2009, which gathered 100 NGO-representatives from more than 35 countries to discuss climate negotiations towards COP 15. The programme of the public meeting also includes dialogues with representatives from several Danish Ministries.

Date: May 15, 2009 - 9:00-15:00
Venue: University of Copenhagen, GEO Center, Øster Voldgade 10, Copenhagen K.
For more information and registration, please follow this link.


NEW: Winter School 2009: Using climate information for adaptation and policy development

The Climate Systems Analysis Group at the University of Cape Town and the Stockholm Environment Institute, partners in weADAPT and the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership, are offering a 2-week 'winter school' in the use of climate information for developing adaptation strategies, plans and policies.

Date: July 13-26, 2009
Venue: Cape Town, South Africa
There is no fee for the course, but participants will need to cover their own travel and living expenses. For more information, please follow this link.


Globale klimaforandringer - lokal mobilitet [in Danish]

Seminar organiseret af Center for Antropologisk Klimaforskning og Det Tværfakultære Migrationsinitiativ, Københavns Universitet.

Tid: 11. juni 2009, kl. 13.15-16.00
Sted: lokale 18.1.08, Antropologi, Københavns Universitet
For tilemling og information læs her


NEW: Globale klimaforandringer - lokal mobilitet [in Danish]

Seminar organiseret af Center for Antropologisk Klimaforskning og Det Tværfakultære Migrationsinitiativ, Københavns Universitet.

Tid: 11. juni 2009, kl. 13.15-16.00
Sted: lokale 18.1.08, Antropologi, Københavns Universitet
For tilemling og information læs her


Debatdag om fødevarer, klima og etik [in Danish]

Debatdag arrangeret af Det Etiske Råd og Forbrugerrådet, hvor der vil sættes fokus på de etiske konsekvenser af vores fødevarevalg i en klima- og fordelings­sammenhæng forud for FN’s klimakonference i København.

Tid: 1. oktober 2009, kl. 09.00 - 16.30
Sted: Landstingssalen på Christiansborg, København K.
For mere information se Det Etiske Råds hjemmeside.


Climate 2009 / Klima 2009

Online Scientific Climate Conference that focuses on presentation of the latest scientific findings and information on the social, economic and political aspects of climate change worldwide.

Date: November 2-6, 2009
Venue: Online
For registration and information, please visit the website of the event.


NEW: Call for project proposals: Frontlines of Climate Change

With assistance from the Government of Denmark, the Frontlines Forum is now calling for community-level projects focusing on local experiences with climate change impacts and adaptation. These could involve field research, interviews with community members, workshops, photo projects, film projects etc.

Proposals should reach UNESCO on or before July 15, 2009.


Food security in a climate of change - The CABI Global Summit

The CABI Global Summit will bring together environment and agriculture ministers and other senior government officials from around the world.  Also attending will be major funding organizations and representatives from international development and corporate organizations. Together, they will consider policies, practices and technologies that can help improve food security against this background of change.

Date: October 19-21, 2009
Venue: Royal Garden Hotel, London, UK
For more information, please visit the website of CABI.


AfricaAdapt's Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund

AfricaAdapt is an independent bilingual network (French/English) focused exclusively on Africa. The Network’s aim is to facilitate the flow of climate change adaptation knowledge for sustainable livelihoods between researchers, policy makers, civil society organisations and communities, who are vulnerable to climate variability and change across Africa.

To help achieve this, we offer innovation grants to African-based initiatives that seek to address the barriers to knowledge sharing faced by marginalised or “hard to reach” communities affected by climate change.

The AfricaAdapt Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund is accepting expressions of interest (deadline August 1st 2009) for grants of up to US$10,000.


NEW: Climate and Disaster Governance's Student research bursary.

The Climate and Disaster Governance Programme is offering research bursaries of up to US$1000 to support research at the national or sub-national level in developing countries on topics that fall under the four themes:

- Citizen engagement and accountability in climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction policy processes
- What role for social protection in reducing climate and disaster risk?
- Opportunities for climate and disaster institution building in fragile states
- Implications of international climate and disaster risk reduction policy frameworks
- Research topics that investigate cross-cutting issues related to Climate and Disaster Governance will also be considered.

The deadline for the current round of applications is 31st July 2009.


Interessetilkendegivelse til pilotforskningsprojekter med Vietnam [in Danish].

Danmark indgik i 2008 en forskningsaftale med programsamarbejdslandet Vietnam, med henblik på at styrke 1) opbygningen af forskningskapacitet i Vietnam og 2) det langsigtede samarbejde mellem danske institutioner og institutioner i Vietnam. Der sigtes mod at anvende 10 mio. kr. årligt i Vietnam over en 3-årig periode.
I Vietnam er klimaforandring, inkl. anvendt teknologi valgt som forskningstema for hele den 3-årige periode.

Deadline for indsendelse af interessetilkendegivelser er onsdag den 2. september 2009, kl. 12.00.


Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change (APN) research grants

APN is calling for proposals under the ARCP programme for regional global change research, and the Capable programme for capacity development. APN supports activities with focus on the Asia-Pacific region in relation to climate; ecosystems, biodiversity and land use; changes in the atmospheric, terrestrial and marine domains; use of resources; cross-cutting issues and science-policy linkages. The call is for nationals of the Asia-Pacific region.

Deadline for applications: August 14, 2009.


Climate Change Technologies Conference - How to accelerate development and deployment. 

The conference offers an opportunity to get an overview of forefront climate technology and to debate how industry, public authorities and science should link up to make green economy become a reality.

Date: September 17, 2009.
Venue: Technical University of Denmark.


Call for applications: Increasing African participation in adaptation events

The Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) research and capacity development program supports activities that strengthen the capacities of African stakeholders with regard to climate change adaptation.

Deadline for application: September 15, 2009.


4th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation

Community-based adaptation (CBA) recognizes that communities already possess much of the knowledge and skills required to cope with the expected impacts of climate change. This conference, partly organised by the the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) will consist of a field visit to CBA projects in Tanzania and interactive discussions on a.o. adaptation planning and practice, CBA practices in different sectors and ecosystems and building awareness for mainstreaming CBA.

Date: February 21-27, 2010
Venue: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


NEW: World Climate Conference 3 (WCC3) - Better Climate Information for a Better Future

The overarching theme of the Conference is "Climate prediction and information for decision-making: focusing on scientific advances in seasonal to interannual timescales, taking into account multi-decadal prediction".

Date: August 31 - September 4, 2009
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland


Job: IIED Senior Researcher - Forests and Climate Change, UK

IIED is looking for a senior researcher to drive the development and implementation of a programme of research and partnership building in several countries like Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Vietnam and Brazil on forest-based climate strategies. This new post will also develop and run other initiatives aimed at better decision making for sustainable forest-linked local livelihoods.

Closing date is September 21, 2009 at 12 midday (UK time).


NEW: Low Carbon Development and Poverty Alleviation: Options for Development Cooperation

This seminar, hosted by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), will discuss the practical and strategic opportunities and constraints for supporting pro-poor low carbon development in development cooperation.

Date: September 23, 2009 - 10:00-12:00
Venue: DIIS, Main Auditorium, Strandgade 71, 1401 Copenhagen K


KFT DialoK-møde om klima og klimatilpasning [in Danish]

Koordineringsenhed for forskning i klimatilpasning (KFT) inviterer til møde om klima og klimatilpasning. Formålet med møderne er at fremme tværgående og inter-institutionel koordinering og samarbejde på klimaområdet, tiltrække forskningsmidler og styrke omsætning af forskning til implementering af værktøjer og løsninger på klimatilpas-ningsområdet.

Tid og sted: 
18. november 2009 - 10:00-12:00 - Københavns Universitet (KU)


NEW: International Seminar on Climate Change and International Security - The Middle Eastern and African Cases

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark is hosting an international seminar on climate change and security. The seminar will discuss linkages between climate change and security and look at how foreign, security and climate change policy instruments can interact in order to achieve potential synergy effects.

Date: September 17, 2009 - 10:00-15:00
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2, Copenhagen


Climate action beyond the nation state: can local governments, businesses, NGOs and individuals make a difference?

Professor Diana Liverman, Director of the Environmental Change Institute at the Oxford University Centre for the Environment, will be giving a lecture on the roles and effectiveness of actors other than national governments in reducing the risks of climate change.

Date: October 1, 2009 - 15:00-16:30
Venue: University of Copenhagen, Ceremonial Hall, Vor Frue Square, 1017 Copenhagen K.


Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change - Integrating Marine Biodiversity Datasets for Improved Understanding of Climate Change Effects on Marine Biodiversity

The 7th annual science symposium of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) held in conjunction with Geocenter Denmark at the University of Copenhagen will focus on the impact of climate change on marine biodiversity and opportunities for adaptation.
For more information on the symposium and other events please visit the website of GBIF.

Date: October 7, 2009
Venue: Geocenter Denmark, Festsalen, Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 Copenhagen K


Climate Wednesdays at the Centre of African Studies

The Centre of African Studies (CAS) is hosting a range of open seminars around climate change and Africa, from september to december 2009.

Date: November 11 and 18, 2009
Venue: Centre of African Studies, Købmagergade 46 - 4th, 1150 Copenhagen K.


The Road to Copenhagen - Climate Lecture with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will give a lecture on "the road to Copenhagen" and how the world deals with climate change related issues.

Date: October 3, 2009 - 16:00-17:00
Venue: University of Copenhagen, Ceremonial Hall, Vor Frue Square, 1017 Copenhagen K.


Danish Research Themes 2010

Within the framework of Danish development assistance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hereby announces the following strategic themes for development research in 2010:

  1. Climate, Energy and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
  2. Agriculture, Growth and Sustainable Development
  3. Fragile States Conflict and Civil Society

Applicants have the opportunity to apply for support for two types of projects: 1) Larger strategic projects above DKK 5 mill. and; 2) Individual PhD and post-doc projects. Deadlines: i)Prequalification applications for larger strategic projects: December 9, 2009; ii) Larger strategic prequalified projects: March 19, 2010; iii) Individual PhD and postdoc applications: February 12, 2010


NEW: Vestafrika - vandressourcer i et vadested? [in Danish]

Møde med lektor Inge Sandholt, Institut for Geografi og Geologi, Københavns Universitet, arrangeret af Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab.

Tid: Tirsdag den 6. oktober 2009 kl. 19.30
Sted: Institut for Geografi og Geologi, Københavns Universitet


Workshop on the Role of Higher Education in Africa: ’Triple Helix’ Responses to Climate Change

This one-day workshop session seeks to explore the potentials for collaborative public-private-academic partnership approaches in climate change adaptation and mitigation, with the knowledge that assumptions on the functioning of such approaches might need a revised look in the African context.

Date: October 30, 2009 - 08:30-17:00
Venue: Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University, Fibigerstræde 10, Auditorium (Room 8)
Registration deadline: October 26, 2009


Roskilde Development Day 2009

This event organised by the Centre for International Development Studies (CIDES) and co-funded by DDRN, will address three of the global crises confronting the developing world that have a significant impact upon growth prospects, poverty and life itself – the climate crisis, the global economic crisis and the AIDS crisis.

Date: November 3, 2009 - 9:30-16:00
Venue: Roskilde University, Building 25,1 Auditorium, Roskilde, Denmark


10th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium - Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Livelihoods

The purpose of this year's symposium will broadly focus on facilitating the sharing and dissemination of research results in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) within the context of Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Livelihoods.

Date: October 28-30, 2009
Venue: Entebbe, Uganda


Better visual communication for climate change

A full-day training workshop addressing effective charts, maps and diagrams for communication of climate change issues. The workshop consists of a full-day intensive program split into separate sessions. Rather than focusing on technical proficiency in software handling, the workshop focuses on background and theory as well as what to achieve (and why).

Date: December 4, 2009
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark


Copenhagen Coffee Climate Conference

CBS Climate Strategies for Business (CBS-CSB) is in collaboration with Danish Coffee Network, Develop and WELL, arranging a conference regarding global value chains and climate change, looking at the coffee value chain and possible solutions related to sustainable global trade. 

Date: November 5, 2009 - 08:30-12:30
Venue: Copenhagen Business School, Porcelænshaven 16A / 16B, Room PH110, 2000 Frederiksberg


ICIMOD Competition for Journalists: Media Reports on Climate Change in the Himalayas

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is organising a competition for journalists with a thematic focus on climate change in the Himalayas. The aim is to capture published media reports and to encourage journalists to write on mountain, and especially Himalayan, issues.

Closing date for submission: December 15, 2009


FP7-AFRICA-2010

The aim of this Call is to address some of the Science & Technology objectives of the "Africa - EU Strategic Partnership" putting emphasis on 'Water and Food Security' and 'Better Health for Africa'. The Call includes a budget of EUR 17 500 000 from Theme 6 - Environment (including climate change).

Deadline for submission of applications: January 14, 2010


IAIA 2010: The Role of Impact Assessment in Transitioning to the Green Economy

The objective of IAIA10 is to take advantage of the opportunity to provide policy makers with materials to help address the global crises. IAIA10 will focus on the following sectors that have the potential for sustainable green investment: Agriculture; Industry; Cities; Tourism ; Transport.

Date: April 6-11, 2010
Venue: International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), Switzerland


Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) Call for Innovative Project Proposals

The Nordic Climate Facility, which is financed by the Nordic Development Fund and implemented jointly with NEFCO, provides funding for projects that have a potential to combat climate change and reduce poverty in low-income countries.

Financing can be granted to Nordic institutions, organizations, companies, authorities and municipalities, which have established cooperation with a partner organization in an eligible low-income country.

The deadline for submitting prequalification applications for the first call for project proposals is: January 29, 2010


RETHINK our energy future

International workshop organised by the University of Copenhagen and the student organization Energy Crossroads as run-up to the COP15 where Danish and international students will work in groups to create an energy scenario for 2030 in a negotiation game.

Date: November 17-18, 2009
Venue: Ceremonial Hall, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen K.


Dialogue between Europe and its Southern partners on agricultural research and climate change

International conference organised by ERA-ARD, SCAR and EIARD, with a special support of CIRAD, aimed at facilitating the identification and initiating coordination of European agricultural research programmes for mitigation and adaptation actions to climate change for mutual benefit of Europe and its Southern partners.

Date: December 17, 2009
Venue: Brussels, Belgium


Call for Applications: International Developmnet Research Centre (IDRC) International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change.

This Initiative will support the formation of multinational teams from Canada and from low and middle income countries, who will develop networks and programs of research. Successful applicants will initiate interdisciplinary and multisectoral collaborations with researchers, communities, practitioners and policy-makers in Canada and around the globe.

Closing Date: January 7, 2010


Resilient cities 2010 - 1st World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change

Resilient Cities 2010 is the annual forum for exchange, learning, networking, debating and policy development on climate change, adaptation and resilience building for cities and municipalities.

Date: May 28-30, 2010
Venue: Bonn, Germany


Copenhagen Climate Exchange 2009

Before COP 15, Local Governments, NGOs and innovative enterprises from across the World will meet with the objective to share ideas on how to reduce CO2-emissions, improve ecological conditions and favour sustainable energy and show the leaders of the World at COP15 that it is possible. The programme will host a range of activities, workshops, debates and speeches.

Date: December 3-6, 2009
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark


Integrating Approaches: Sustainable Livelihoods, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

As part of an international series, Practical Action is hosting a seminar bringing together academics, practitioners and policy-makers to explore the links between Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches (SLA) and approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation.

Date: December 3, 2009
Venue: London, UK


Developing and engaging community participation on urban air pollution and climate change

After work meeting organised by Community Enterprise Forum International (CEFI) and the DDRN Working Group on “Air Quality and Air Pollution Management in Urban Areas in Less Developing Countries”.

Date: November 30, 2009 - 15:30-17:30
Venue: Institute of Geography and Geology, University of Copenhagen, Classroom 13 (Area 6, second floor)
Fore registration please send an email to Peter Vangsbo no later than November 27, 2009.


Countdown to Copenhagen: Scientific Essentials of a COP15 deal

International seminar organised by the University of Copenhagen in occasion of the opening of COP15 conference on climate.

Date: December 7, 2009 - 9:15-15:30
Venue: University of Copenhagen, Festsalen, Vor Frue Plads, Copenhagen


Climate Wednesdays at Center for African Studies (CAS)

Centre for African Studies (CAS) will this autumn pay special attention to issues around climate change and Africa. Upcoming seminars:

Low Carbon development and poverty alleviation in Africa: The facts, the options and the critique (Seminar with Mikkel Funder, DIIS  ) - December 2, 2009 - 13:15-15:00

To be Hungry and Negotiate Climate Change (Special Seminar in cooperation with Climate Sustainability PLATFORM) - December 9, 2009

Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) with perspectives on Africa (Seminar with Dr. Sven Wunder, Senior Researcher CIFOR, Brazil (t.b.c.) - December 19, 2009

Venue: CAS, University of Copenhagen, Købmagergade 46, Copenhagen K.


Oceans Day at Copenhagen: The Importance of Oceans, Coasts, and Small Island Developing States in the Climate Regime

Oceans Day provides an opportunity for Parties and Observer States, intergovernmental organizations, non-government organizations, and members of civil society to address the implications of the emerging Copenhagen agreement for oceans, coasts, and coastal communities around the globe.

Date: December 14, 2009
Venue: European Environment Agency, Copenhagen


Developing and engaging community participation in climate change initiative - PROGRAMME CHANGED!

After-work meeting organised by the DDRN Working Group on “Air Quality and Air Pollution Management in Urban Areas in Less Developing Countries” to develop a picture of the state of affairs on climate change in South Asia.

Date: December 18, 2009 - 15:00-17:00
Venue: COWI, Parallelvej 2, Lyngby, Denmark
Registration deadline: December 16, 2009 by email to Peter Vangsbo.


Climate Lecture with Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri

Lecture by the chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri.

Date: December 15, 2009 - 19.30-20.30
Venue: University of Copenhagen


International Student Workshop ”Greening Universities”

Organised by Yale University and the University of Copenhagen. Students from all over the world will discuss and share experiences on best practises on greening universities.

Date: December 13-14, 2009
Venue: University of Copenhagen


Session of the Copenhagen Climate Summit for Mayors:“Cities & Climate Change”

Participants can meet mayors from all over the world participating in the Copenhagen Climate Summit and hear about the UCCRN’s 1st Assessment Report on Climate Change in Cities (ARC3).

Date: December 16, 2009
Venue: University of Copenhagen


Can education change the climate?

Overcoming the barriers to action by re-thinking education and communication in times of climate change.

Date: December 11, 2009
Venue: The Danish School of Education, Copenhagen
Registration deadline: December 10, 2009


Climate University Day at the Technical University of Denmark

The three themes for the conference are: Uncertainty and risk, Low stabilization scenarios in Asian countries, Low stabilization scenarios and energy systems.

Date: December 14, 2009
Venue: Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen
Registration deadline: December 11, 2009


Climate Change and Development: The role of Development Cooperation in the follow-up to Copenhagen?

Public debate jointly organised by Ms. Ulla Tørnæs, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Ms. Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish Minister for Development Cooperation to highlight the important links between climate change and development.

Date: December 14, 2009 - 14:00-15:00
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2G, Copenhagen K. 
Participation is free of charge. COP15 accreditation not needed. For logistical purposes, registration is preferred to mek@um.dk no later than December 11, 2009 at 14:00.


NEW: Opening Session, Development and Climate Days

Opening Session of the Development and Climate Days – the main event during COP15 focusing on development and climate change – organised by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). This session is hosted by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

Date: December 11, 2009 - 9:00-10:45
Venue: DR-Byen’s Concert House, Studie 2, Copenhagen


Climate Change Adaptation, Indigenous Peoples' Rights and the Value Chain Approach

Seminar organised by the Technical Advisory Services (TAS) of Danida to share experiences from the Danida-supported Regional Environment Programme in Central America (PREMACA).

Date: December 11, 2009 - 12:30-15:00
Venue: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asiatisk Plads 2, Copenhagen K.


Beyond Copenhagen: new pathways to sustainable development - Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) 2010

The DSDS 2010 will provide a global forum for analysis of and debate on some of the most crucial environmental and climate change challenges being faced by humanity at large. It aims to foster informed discussions among participants from corporates, governments, international agencies, and institutes for formulation and delineation of strategies to take the sustainable development agenda forward.

Date: February 5-7, 2010
Venue: Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi, India


Kathryn Fuller Doctoral and Post-doctoral Fellowships (WWF-US)

This year the Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund under WWF-US will support doctoral and post-doctoral research in ecosystem services, measuring and monitoring carbon stocks in forests, climate change impacts on and adaptation of freshwater resources.

Deadline for submission of application: January 31, 2010


International Conference on Climate Change and Human Mobility

The aim of the conference is to focus on emerging patterns of human mobility in relation to environmental change. The general ambition is to identify the complex patterns of causality inhering in human migration, and to highlight the range of human capacities for responding to environmental challenge.

Date: April 12-14, 2010
Venue: University of Copenhagen
Deadline for registration: March 26, 2010


Upcoming call for systematic review groups: Systematic Reviews for International Development. The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is piloting a systematic review project that aims to strengthen evidence-informed decision making.
DFID will commission 25 systematic reviews on February 1, 2010 focusing on 5 thematic areas: Agriculture and Food, Climate and the Environment, Governance in Challenging Environments, Growth and Human Development.


Climate 2010 / Klima 2010

This worldwide scientific online climate conference takes place for the third time, focusing on "Climate Change and the Sustainable Management of Water Resources". CLIMATE 2010 is being organized in cooperation with UNEP, UNESCO, WMO, IPCC, FAO and other world bodies.

Date: November 1-7, 2010
Venue: online


117th EAAE Seminar on Climate change, food security and resilience of food and agricultural systems in developing countries

The University of Hohenheim will be hosting the 117th European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) seminar in November 2010 and has in relation hereto launched a call for papers and poster papers on climate change, agriculture and vulnerability and resilience of food systems.

Date: November 25-27, 2010
Venue: University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany


ESEA's 3rd Scientifc Conference - Climate Change and Natural Resource use in Eastern Africa: Impacts, adaptations and mitigation

The Ecological Society for Eastern Africa (ESEA) proposes a forum to bring scientists, climate change experts, policy makers and implementers, communication agents, vulnerable communities and the general public together. The meeting will address a wide range of climate change topics with the aim of increasing awareness of vulnerabilities, impacts and targeted adaptation measures that can be applied in the region.

Date: May 19-21, 2010
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya


International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) Davos 2010

The 3rd International Disaster and Risk Conference, organised by Global Risk Forum Davos, will focus on risks and hazards related to climate change and other environmental emergencies, as well as urban risks, megacities and infrastructure.

Date: May 30 - June 3, 2010
Venue: Davos, Switzerland
Registration deadline: May 21, 2010


Call for papers: Special issue on forced migration and mobilities research

Submissions are invited for a special issue of an academic journal looking at Forced Migration and Mobilities Research. Potential contributors must write a theoretically informed and empirically rich paper analysing environmentally induced migration from a mobilities perspective.

Deadline for submission of contributions: First draft must be sent by May 2010 and the final draft by early August 2010.


COP15: Flopenhagen or still Hopenhagen? [in Danish]

Debatarrangement organiseret af Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke (MS) om resultatet (eller mangel på samme) af COP15 med indlæg fra:
* Martin Lidegaard, Formand for Concito – Danmarks grønne tænketank
* John Nordbo, Klima og Miljøfaglig chef WWF
* Trine Pertou Mach, Forkvinde i Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke
* Ellen Ø. Andersen, Politiken, debatmødets ordstyrer

Tid: 23. februar 2010 kl. 16.00-18.00
Sted: MS, Fælledvej 12, Møderiet 1. sal, Indgang B, 2200 Kbh. N. 


Fellowships at the Technische Universität Dresden in climate change, conservation and environmental and urban management

The Technische Universität Dresden together with UNEP/UNESCO/BMU is offering six month postgraduate training courses in the field of climate change, conservation and environmental and urban management. The courses target decision-makers from developing and emerging countries.

Application date: June 1, 2010


Job: Social Scientist for research on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security - World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

ICRAF is looking for a social scientist to build research synergies between ICRAF's Global Research Project on Climate Change (GRP5) and CGIAR's Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), and undertake research on climate change, agriculture and food security.

Application deadline: March 15, 2010


NEW: Det Strategiske Forskningsråd: Møde om bæredygtig energi og miljø [in Danish]

Det Strategiske Forskningsråd uddeler i alt ca. 340 mio. kr. til forskning i fremtidens energisystemer og klima- og klimatilpasning. På informationsmødet vil såvel faglige temaer i opslaget som mere formelle krav til ansøgningen blive gennemgået. Derudover vil en bevillingshaver inden for temaet bæredygtig energi og miljø fortælle om sine erfaringer med ansøgningsproceduren og udmøntningen af sin bevilling.

Tid: 16. marts 2010 - kl. 13-16
Sted: Nationalmuseet, Frederiksholms Kanal 12, København K
Tilmelding senest: 11. marts 2010


Strategisk forskning 2010 - Bæredygtig energi og miljø [in Danish]

Det Strategiske Forskningsråd indkalder fase-1 ansøgninger om støtte til forskning til fremtidens energisystemer, herunder bæredygtig energi, transport og markedsmæssige forhold, og til klima, påvirkning og klimatilpasning, i dansk så vel som international kontekst.

Ansøgningsfrist: 23. april 2010


Job: Head of Climate Change - Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

The IDS at the University of Sussex is seeking a new Head of Climate Change to lead the Climate Change and Development Group and play a strategic role in making climate change a key thematic issue in the future work of the institute. The position includes contributing to the Group's research, teaching and communications work.

Deadline for application: April 6, 2010 - 12:00 UK time


Building Food Security in the Face of Climate Change – CCFAS Launch Conference

The Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Launch Conference is a one day event that will bring together the research and development community, policy makers, public and private research organizations, donors, and development agencies, both governmental and non-governmental.

Date: May 4, 2010
Venue: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya


NEW: Brown Bag Lunch with Professor Finn Tarp: The Triple Crisis

Finance, food and climate constitute a ‘triple crisis’, and are the focus of the new research programme of the United Nations University’s World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), a UN organization with a global network, based in Helsinki, and of which Finn Tarp became Director in September 2009.

Date: March 19, 2010 - 12:15–14:00
Venue: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Meeting Room M.3, Asiatisk Plads 2, Copenhagen K.


Job: Postdoc til økonomiske og organisatoriske analyser af virksomheders energi- og klimastrategier [in Danish]

DTU Klima Center på Risø søger en postdoc til at foretage økonomiske og organisatoriske analyser af virksomheders strategier indenfor klima og vedvarende energi. Dette vil omfatte vurderinger af omkostningseffektivitet, og af påvirkninger af sociale, økonomiske og miljømæssige bæredygtighedsaspekter på privatøkonomisk- og samfundsøkonomisk niveau for drivhusgasreduktion og brug af vedvarende energi. Arbejdet vil foregå i et tværfagligt miljø og vil bidrage til forskningsalliancen ”Enabling and governing transitions to a low carbon society” (2010 – 2013) der støttes af Det Strategiske Forskningsråd.

Ansøgningsfrist: 23. april 2010


2nd International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions (ICID 2010)

The 2nd International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions (ICID 2010) will convene concerned parties from around the world to identify and focus action on challenges and opportunities concerning the semi-arid regions such as environmental and climate variability and change, vulnerabilities, social-economic-environmental impacts, responses of adaptation and sustainable development.

Date: August 16-20, 2010
Venue: Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil


Call for manuscripts - UNECA-ICSU ROA climate change science book project

The United Nations Commission for Africa and ICSU Regional Office for Africa have issued a call for manuscripts for an upcoming book on climate change in Africa. All contributions to the book should focus on the science of climate change, mitigation and adaptation in Africa.

Deadline for submission: July 30, 2010


ICCAFFE 2011 - Climate change, agri-food, fisheries and ecosystems

The ICCAFFE 2011 conference hosted by the North-South Research Center for Social Sciences (NRCS) will focus on issues related to climate change, agriculture, food security and ecosystems from an interdisciplinary approach and a developing country perspective. It intends to bring together scientists, policy-makers, practitioners, and non-state actors from different regions to share updated research outcomes and relevant experiences and set future research and policy agendas. A call has been issued for presentations, posters and papers relating to conference themes.

Date: May 20-22, 2011
Venue: Agadir, Morocco


Poverty, Environment and Climate Change 

The CLACSO-CROP Programme on Studies of Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean, with the Centre for Psychological and Sociological Research, and the Antonio Núñez Jimenez Foundation for Nature and Man, is organizing an international workshop on Poverty, Environment and Climate Change.

Dates: November 10-13, 2010
Venue: Havana, Cuba


United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and World Trade Institute (WTI) e-learning course on Trade and Climate Change

The course explores key legal and economic issues arising from the climate change debate, including the relationship between the WTO Agreement and multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) that address climate change.

Duration: May 31 - June 25, 2010
Closing date: June 4, 2010


2nd United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)/Yale 2010 Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy: Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy

The Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy will take place at Yale University in the margins of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal Summit held in New York on 20-22 September. The event will take stock of and examine the role of institutional structures and decision-making procedures in fostering (or impeding) low carbon and climate resilient development.

Date: September 17 - 19, 2010
Venue: New Haven, USA


MILEN International Conference: Visions and strategies to address sustainable energy and climate change

Environmental change and sustainable energy (MILEN) is a new interfaculty research area at the University of Oslo.
The conference will bring together international scholars working across disciplines on sustainable energy and climate change. The ultimate goal of the conference will be setting the agenda for further inter-disciplinary collaboration among social and natural scientists researching these critical topics.

Date: November 25-26, 2010
Venue: Oslo, Norway


NEW: COP15 - fra ord til handling [in Danish]

Udviklingsminister Søren Pind og klima- og energiminister Lykke Friis lancerer onsdag en klimapakke på i alt 1,2 milliarder kroner til klimaindsatser i udviklingslandene. Dermed sætter Danmark som et af de første lande i verden handling bag Københavnsaftalen fra klimatopmødet (COP15). Pengene er en del af de 30 milliarder us-dollars, som i-landene i København gav tilsagn om til en hurtig indsats mod klimaforandringerne i udviklingslandene.

Dato: 28. april 2010 - 16.30
Sted: Københavns Universitet Life, Bülowsvej 17, 1870 Frederiksberg


Job: Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences

The Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) has a 1-year position available as an Associate Professor in International Environment and Development Studies with focus on climate change and development.

Deadline for application: May 18, 2010


Job: Latin America against Poverty (LAPI) søger politikmedarbejder [in Danish]

IBIS er ved at udvikle et nyt regionalt program i Latinamerika kaldet Latin America against Poverty and Inequality – LAPI. Til det formål søger IBIS en politikmedarbejder til IBIS’ hovedkontor i København.

Closing date: May 30, 2010. Thanks to DDRN member Larch Koch for sharing.


NEW: Efter COP15 – hvad nu Danmark? [in Danish]

92-gruppen inviterer til konference om Danmarks rolle og indsats efter klimatopmødet med oplæg af Klima- og energiminister Lykke Friis, danske udviklings- og miljøorganisationer samt erhvervslivet.

Tid: 20. maj 2010 - kl. 9.00-15.00
Sted: Fællessalen på Christiansborg, København K.
Tilmeldingsfrist: 17. maj 2010. Du kan også downloade programmet her.


NEW: Doctoral fellowship at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences - Vulnerability, resilience and adaptation of rural livelihood to climate change

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) invites applications for a doctoral fellowship in international environment and development studies. Research would focus on the political economy of vulnerabilities, resilience and adaptive capacities of rural households and communities and the impact of climate and environmental change on these. Preference will be given to qualified candidates with research interest in South Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa.

Application deadline: May 21, 2010


Job: Climate Change Research Fellows at IDS

The Climate Change and Development Group at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is seeking to appoint two Research Fellows to contribute to an expanding programme of research on climate change. The Climate Change and Development Group works to reduce poverty, vulnerability and support social justice in a changing climate through research, teaching, communications and knowledge sharing on climate change, disasters and development issues.

Closing date: June 29, 2010


Global Environmental Leadership Fellows - University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) is searching for  postdoctoral candidates to fill four new Global Environmental Leadership Fellows positions for research on global issues such as land use and ecosystem management and change, agriculture and food security, freshwater resources and water security, climate change adaptation, links between population & development.

Application deadline: August 1, 2010


Gender, Sustainability & Climate Change

The Gender, Sustainability and Climate Change symposia aims at problematizing current positions and in developing knowledge about the gendered processes and motivations regarding societal climate change adaptation and mitigation, with a special focus on first world settings. The session aims at scholars as well as a practitioners and policy makers.

Date: November 25-26, 2010
Venue: Linköping, Sweden


Interessetilkendegivelse 2010 til pilotforskningsprojekter med Vietnam [in Danish]

Danmark indgik i 2008 en forskningsaftale med Vietnam og klimaforandring, inkl. anvendt teknologi, er valgt som forskningstema for hele den 3-årige periode.

Der er i 2010 tale om projekterne “Impacts of climate change and adapting bio-security measurers for Northern Viet Nam’s aquaculture” og “Investigation on adaptation technology of water treatment and recycle for mitigation the impacts of climate change”

Danske forskningsinstitutioner har nu mulighed for at tilkendegive deres interesse i at indgå i et samarbejde med de tanzanianske forskningsinstitutioner om de pågældende projekter.

Deadline for interessetilkendegivelse: August 20, 2010


Climate Change and Impact Assessment - IAIA Special Symposium

The IAIA Special Symposium is a two-day symposium bringing together international experts and practitioners in impact assessment and climate change where the latest studies and work linking impact assessment and climate change will be reviewed. Furthermore it will be explored how collaborative work among experts in climate change and IA professionals can be advanced.

Date: October 25-26, 2010
Venue: Aalborg, Denmark


Carbon Footprints, Trade and Development

Carbon footprint labels and border measures are at the centre of current debates cutting across climate change, trade and development policies. This seminar brings together three contributions to this debate that focus on: (1) proposals aiming at taxing carbon emissions at the border with the aim of leveling the playing field between countries with different carbon emission limits; (2) plans to use product carbon footprint (PCF) labels to encourage climate-friendly consumption; (3) emerging carbon footprint standards and their possible trade impacts.

Date: August 11, 2010
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark


International Greening Education Event

The 3 day event is an occasion for various stakeholders to get together and discuss issues that are vital for successfully positioning of education and training institutions as the centers of knowledge creation that cater to the needs of society, economy as well as the environment.

Date: October 27-28, 2010
Venue: Karlsruhe, Germany


Climate Change: Spatial Concerns and Mitigation Strategies

For exchanging innovative ideas and research for mitigating imbalances to maintain climatic equilibrium, and suggesting development approaches, this seminar, inter-alia, will provide a common platform to scholars from such varied disciplines as Geography, Geology, Meteorology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Human Settlement Planning and Development, Forestry, Soil Sciences, Hydrology, Remote Sensing-GIS to name a few.

Date: December 16-18, 2010
Venue: Institute For Spatial Planning and Environment Research, Panchkula, India


Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2010

Meeting organised by Alliance of the CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) Centers, Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Date: December 4, 2010
Venue: Cancún, Mexico


Benefit-sharing Fund: Call for Proposals 2010 ´

The Call for Proposals 2010 under the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty, which will invest more than USD 10 million in projects globally, is now opened for its biennial cycle 2010-2011. The thematic focus of the Fund is helping ensure sustainable food security by assisting farmers to adapt to climate change through a targeted set of high impact activities on the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

Application deadline: September 8, 2010


NEW: AfricaAdapt’s Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund

This fund seeks to support small-scale projects that offer innovative and practical ideas and strategies for communicating and sharing between different stakeholder groups, opinions concerning vulnerability to climate change, impacts and adaptation responses. It is aimed at initiatives proposed by African research groups, community-based organisations, co-operatives, networks and other local institutions in either urban or rural locations.

Expression of interest can be submitted from August 9 to 20, 2010.


International Graduate Conference on Climate Change and People

The conference, organized by The Small Earth Nepal and the Consortium for Capacity Building (University of Colorado) in collaboration with the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Government of Nepal, Centre of Research for Environment Energy and Water (Nepal), Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand) and International Research Center for River Basin Environment, University of Yamanashi (Japan), is mainly focused on the multidisciplinary capacity building of graduate students of various disciplines through the sharing of knowledge and experience by experts and participants on Climate Affairs, from climate-related science to impacts to policy & economics to ethics & equity.

Date: November 15-19, 2010
Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal


The Hague Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change

The Hague Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change aims to develop a roadmap with concrete actions linking agriculture-related investments, policies, and measures with the transition to climate smart growth.

Date: October 31 - November 5, 2010
Venue: World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands


Call for Proposals: Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) Mekong - Renewable Energy, Waste-to-Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) with Mekong region countries is a grant offering program to promote the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies, financed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF). Its objective is to combat climate change while providing sustainable energy services to those who lack them.

Eligible countries are Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
Deadline for submission of proposals: September 10, 2010. Brochure [pdf].
Thanks to DDRN member Aage Jørgensen for sharing this news!


Climate Change Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation - Researchers' Day

This event aims to present an overview of Danish knowledge within climate change research related to international challenges and developing countries, increase cooperation between climate change researchers from different disciplines including natural, social, health and economic sciences and provide room for networking and discussion between climate change researchers.

Date: October 7, 2010
Venue: GEUS, Copenhagen, Denmark


Job: One World Trust seeks Researcher – Global Climate and Environmental Governance, London. This post involves developing, coordinating and implementing research with policy relevant outcomes in the field of accountability in global climate change and environmental governance.

Deadline for applications: August 27, 2010
Location: London, England


Call for proposals - Adaptation H2O. The International Development Research Centre's (IDRC) Climate Change and Water programme has recently launched a call for proposals for its new graduate research awards entitled "Adaptation H2O". 

Deadline for submission of proposals: October 15, 2010


Green Summit on Climate Change - Issues and Concerns

The summit aims to bring together global participants representing environment and climate change experts, scientists, policy makers, research scholars, consultants, corporates, entrepreneurs, government and non-government organizations, faculty and students.

Date: November 12-13, 2010
Venue: Hyderabad, India


Clean Development Mechanism Africa

Clean Development Mechanism Africa will consider the current legislative environment in the run up to 2012 and the complex dynamic required to achieve successful CDM project results. The event will provide the opportunity to define and explore the key challenges, opportunities and processes associated with CDM, by examining project case studies, best practice and innovative examples.

Date: September 27-30, 2010
Venue: Cape Town, South Africa


NEW: Climate Change Adaptation - linking policies and practice

A workshop on climate change challenges and options for Danish development assistance organised by the Climate Change Task Force in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Issues to be discussed:
• How will climate change affect economic growth in developing countries?´
• What are key lessons from and recommendations to climate change adaptation in developing countries?
• Which tools, methods and policies are recommended for Danish development assistance to improve adaptation to climate change in developing countries?

Date: November 22-23, 2010
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2, Copenhagen
Deadline for registration, November 1, 2010


2010 Pilot International Conference on Global Sustainable Development: Climate Change, A challenge to Businesses  in the 21st Century

The conference will bring together leading experts from a wide range of disciplines to discuss the impact realities of climate change and sustainable development. It also serves as an important international platform for stakeholders to enter into dialogue on policies and as an opportunity for decision and policy makers and their direct reports to hear the latest developments on climate change as well as to exchange opinions and ideas to help establish practical frameworks on how businesses can develop sustainably.

Date: November 19-21, 2010
Venue: Commonwealth Resort Hotel, Munyonyo, Uganda 


International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2010

Annual Symposium organized by Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. This symposium is a forum for researchers in the fields of Natural Resources Management, to present their research findings, and networking with policy makers and industry.

Date: November 26-27, 2010
Venue: University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka


Job: Senior Scientist on Climate Change and Environmental Services Policy (Re-advertisement), World Agroforestry Centre

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is searching for a senior scientist for ICRAF's Vietnam program. The program focuses on climate change adaptation and mitigation through agroforestry and also supports multi-functional landscapes with trees for environmental services. The senior scientist will, during 2010-2011conduct research and gradually take up the leadership of ICRAF Vietnam program in October, 2011. Applications will be considered until October 15, 2010.


WWF/Novozymes Forskningslegat: Afskovning, klima og mennesker – effekter af REDD på udvikling og CO2-emissioner [in Danish]

WWF Verdensnaturfonden og Novozymes har oprettet et forskningslegat, hvis formål er at styrke dansk forskning inden for natur og miljø. Legatet uddeles til en højt kvalificeret forsker eller PhD studerende, som ønsker at forske inden for emnet.

Ansøgningsfrist: 8. november 2010.


Climate Change and Impact Assessment - IAIA Special Symposium

The symposium will emphasize practical examples and guidance useful for project design and operational management of hydroelectric and other energy facilities, irrigation projects, water supply and waste water treatment projects, roads and other transport, coastal projects, tourism facilities and other infrastructure likely to be affected by changes in water availability or extreme weather events as a result of climate change. The symposium will also explore the application of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and cumulative effects assessment (CEA).

Date: November 15-16, 2010
Venue: Washington D.C., United States


Forest Day 4

The theme for Forest Day 4 is "Time to Act", highlighting the urgency of ensuring the survival of the world's forests, the biodiversity they embrace and the hundreds of millions of people who depend on them. The event will serve as a bridge between the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity and the 2011 International Year of Forests.

Date: December 5, 2010
Venue: Cancún Centre, Cancún, Mexico


Call for applications 2011 - Development Research

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark invites applications for research grants related to development research. The objective of the support is to generate knowledge in order to promote the overall objective of the Danish development assistance to reduce poverty and support sustainable development. Grants will be awarded to research projects generating new knowledge relevant to the needs and strategies of the developing countries and relevant to Denmark’s development assistance. Furthermore, it is important that the research contribute to the research capacity building in developing countries.

Applications are accepted within the following themes:
1) Climate, energy and sustainable use of natural resources;
2) Economic growth, employment and property rights;
3) Fragile states, conflict and civil society 

Deadline for individual PhD and post-doc applications: February 11, 2011


Climate Change Adaptation - linking policies and practice [updated programme]

A workshop on climate change challenges and options for Danish development assistance organised by the Climate Change Task Force in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Issues to be discussed:
• How will climate change affect economic growth in developing countries?´
• What are key lessons from and recommendations to climate change adaptation in developing countries?
• Which tools, methods and policies are recommended for Danish development assistance to improve adaptation to climate change in developing countries?

Date: November 22-23, 2010
Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2, Copenhagen


NEW: Nordic Climate Facility (NCF), Second Call for proposals

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) promotes the transfer of technology, know-how and innovative ideas between the Nordic countries and low-income countries on climate change. This exchange is expected to increase low-income countries’ abilities to mitigate and adapt to climate change and contribute to sustainable development and the reduction of poverty. A call for Proposals for pre-qualification is now open.

Deadline for submission of prequalification proposals: January 14, 2010
Thanks to DDRN member Aage Jørgensen for sharing this news!


Job: Senior Research Fellow - Energy and Climate Public Policies, IDDRI

The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) has three objectives: informing policy decisions; identifying emerging issues; and providing a platform for dialogue between various stakeholders, including research institutes, public agencies, private sectors and NGOs.i IDDRI is now seeking an outstanding candidate for the position of Senior Research Fellow on the Energy and Climate Public Policies.

Closing date: November 15, 2010.


Second call for proposals: Nordic Climate Facility (NCF)

Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) funding is intended for challenging and innovative climate change approaches. NCF facilitates the exchange of technology, know-how and innovative ideas between the Nordic countries and low-income countries in the sector of climate change. This will increase low-income countries’ abilities to mitigate and adapt to climate change and contribute to sustainable development and the reduction of poverty.

Deadline for submission of prequalification proposals: January 14, 2011


Reframing sustainability? Climate change and North-South dynamics

A central question for development studies, is how the multifaceted and multidimensional concept of development should be reframed in an increasingly climate constrained world, and how this new challenging phenomenon affects global North-South dynamics. This conference aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, civil society actors and policy makers from different backgrounds in order to rethink, debate and reframe development and sustainability.

Date: February 10-11, 2011
Venue: Helsinki, Finland
Thanks to DDRN member Irmeli Mustalahti for sharing the news!


NEW: A new global governance? Climate change negotiations and international development cooperation

The seminar will explore how climate change negotiations affect or may affect international development cooperation. It addresses the issue in relation to both institutions and resources. The seminar discusses recent trends and initiatives in the negotiations in an overall manner and further the implications for development cooperation are considered.

Date: November 19, 2010
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark


Development and Climate Days at COP16

This event will involve formal presentation of work on adaptation to climate change, and climate change as a development challenge, create a platform of networking opportunities, and provide opportunities to disseminate relevant literature and reports and to showcase videos of community based adaptation innovative work.

Date: December 4-5, 2010
Venue: Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand, Cancun, Mexico


Call for proposals: PhD research grants on climate change in smallholder agriculture

The Climate Food and Farming Research Network (CLIFF) is a new network initiated by the CGIAR Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in collaboration with the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The CLIFF PhD research grants have the purpose of building research capacity in developing countries by supporting existing doctoral students working within the three network themes: Mitigation potential, Monitoring and measuring and Incentive systems.

Deadline for application: December 6, 2010


Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2011

This  ICLEI Congress provides an ideal platform for local and sub-national authorities and their stakeholders to focus on local action, both on climate adaptation and resilience on the one side as well as on energy and mitigation – within a specific African urban context.

Date: February 27 - March 3, 2011
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa


Debatmøde - Hvad skete der på COP16? [in Danish]

Hvis du vil ha' en dugfrisk opdatering på hvad der sker med klima-aftalen, så kom forbi Mellemfolkelig Samvirkes lokaler og hør beretninger fra nogle af de danske deltagere ved topmødet i Mexico.

Tid: 16. december 2010, 17:00-19:00
Sted: MS, Fælledvej 12, 2200 Kbh. N.


AfricaAdapt Climate Change Symposium 2011

This three-day bilingual (French/English) symposium is a landmark event focusing on evolving approaches, tools, methods and philosophies addressing the links between increasing climate change and variability in Africa and sustainable development.

Date: March 9-11, 2011
Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change in Low-Income Countries

The conference focuses on two key issues relating to adaptation to climate change. First, understanding what households, firms, and local communities can be expected to do "autonomously" to adapt to climate change. Second, identifying and developing frameworks to improve policymaking toward adaptation given "deep uncertainty" about the types and magnitudes of climate-induced changes. 

Date: May 18-19, 2011
Venue: Washington, United States


Third International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

The conference is a multidisciplinary forum for the exploration of climate change. The conference's organisers welcome proposals on all relevant topics, including the special theme climate change and its global implications for people, ethics, and equity.

Date: July 21-22, 2011
Venue: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Internship: Adaptation Team, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - Summer 2011

The Adaptation Team of the Natural Resources Management Group, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), seeks an intern to work on application of survey methodologies in climate change adaptation research, Delphi technique in particular. The ideal candidate will have or be in the process of obtaining an advanced degree (Masters  or Ph.D.) in the field of social, political, agricultural, environmental sciences/management or any other related science.

Deadline for submission of applications: January 31, 2011


Internship: Climate Change, Employment and Social Policy

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is looking for a 2-months (with possibilities for extension) intern with experience in either environment and climate change and/or employment and social development. Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled in a Master’s degree; furthermore, the internship is not financially remunerated.

Deadline for submission of applications: January 19, 2011


2iE’s 2011 Science Week: Assessment and Adaptation to Climate Variation Challenges

The debates of this 6th edition of 2iE’s Science Week will focus on the “Assessment and Adaptation to Climate Variation Challenges in the Fields of Water, Environment, Energy and Infrastructure in Highly Vulnerable Areas”. Various sub-themes will be discussed: Latest Findings of Climate Science and Climate Model Scenarios: Applications to African Monsoon Vulnerability, Impact and Adaptation for Water and Environmental Management Adaptation Measures for Energy and Infrastructure Sectors.

Date: April 4-8, 2011
Venue: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


Call for Applications: Pilot Research Cooperation Program (PRCP) between Ghana and Denmark 2011-2013

Research institutes and universities in the private and public sectors throughout Ghana are invited to forward applications for joint research projects under the Ghana-Denmark 2011 Pilot Research Cooperation Program (PRCP). The topics of research are:
1) Growth and Employment
2) Climate Variability and Natural Resource Management
3) Governance
The specific topic selected for research must take as a point of departure, and be relevant for, the bilateral development cooperation between Ghana and Denmark.

Application deadline: March 15, 2011


NEW: Small Scale Initiatives Programme

The Small-Scale Initiatives Programme run by the French Global Environment Facility is designed to support civil society organisations in Africa which are actively working on biodiversity protection and climate change action. Available in French.

Application deadline: February 15, 2011


Job: Research Fellow - Climate Change Adaptation.

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is looking for an experienced research fellow who will partake in the Climate Change, Environment and Forests (CCEF) Programme, which forms the hub for the ODI’s cross-institute work on climate change.

Application deadline: March 2, 2011
Location: London, United Kingdom


Development of a Research Programme Consortium (RPC): Climate Impacts

Department for International Development (DFID) Research and Evidence Division wishes to establish a new Research Programme Consortium (RPC) on Climate Impacts on Agriculture in marginal and Conflict Affected Areas in South Asia. The goal of this RPC is to ensure the use of new and existing research on climate change and agriculture in marginal and conflict affected areas of South Asia by investment programmes and policy-makers. The successful RPC will need to demonstrate at bidding stage its experience in the region, in handling complex political relationships and in forging collaborations between countries and between researchers and end users.

Deadline for submission of bid: May 16, 2011


CDKN Research Call on Climate Compatible Development

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is launching a new research programme on climate compatible development (CCD). The first round of international funding invites applications for projects of £100-£200K in value, and of between 12 and 24 months’ duration.

The themes are:

1) Exploring Climate Compatible Development: principles and practices
2) Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Compatible Development

This call is open to all researchers, requiring South-South or North-South partnerships to be developed and strengthened through research institution collaboration and strong links with policy-makers in-country.

Application deadline: March 31, 2011


Pre-doctoral fellowship - CCAPS program

The Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program will offer up to three pre-doctoral fellowships for the 2011-2012 academic year. The CCAPS pre-doctoral fellowship program aims to stimulate the development of the next generation of researchers and thought leaders on the topic of climate change and political stability in Africa.

Application deadline: March 31, 2011


Workshop on 'intra-regional learning and adaptation to climate change in East Africa'

Climate change is expected to have detrimental effects on food production and livelihoods in East Africa. Improving the efficiency of external support is becoming increasingly vital. The overall objective of this workshop is to explore the social, cultural and institutional conditions for building adaptive capacities through intra-regional knowledge and technology transfer.

Date: March 24-25, 2011
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Thanks to DDRN member Serah Wambui Kiragu for sharing the news!


Call for papers: Sustainability Science, Volume 7, Number 1, January 2012 on Socio-technological Transitions

This special issue aims to provide insights on how configurations of technologies, institutions, and government and private actors can create conditions for a sustainable transition to a low carbon society that meets its emission targets, particularly in Asia. E.g. what kinds of governance systems are needed to accept the costs of mitigation?

Deadline for submission of papers: June 15, 2011


GAIA Climate, Climate Change, and Public Health Workshop

Our meeting will focus on exploring, in interactive workshops, the issues that decision-makers and researchers face in addressing climate and climate disruption issues. Three themes that will be explored in plenary sessions are: Climate and Climate Change: Lessons and Predictions, Public Health and Climate Disruption, and Adaptation Strategies and Issues.

Date: April 12-14, 2011
Venue: Baltimore, USA


Opstartsmøde, programmatisk klimaarbejde i udviklingslande [in Danish]

De fleste danske organisationer og institutioner har i dag en god forståelse for de udfordringer, som klimaforandringer udgør for deres virke. Men der er stadig udfordringer. Som opfølgning på workshoppen ”Introduktion til klimatilpasning i NGO’ers projekter og programmer” inviterer CARE med støtte fra NGO-forum derfor til et møde om hvordan vi i fremtiden kan gøre brug af hinandens erfaringer og viden på området.

Date: April 14, 2011
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark


International Conference on Climate Change & Social Issues

The theme of this conference is to highlight social issues of climate change, such as the impacts on communities including equity/ethical issues and gender inequality. It aims at offering a forum to stimulate empirical discussions from multi-sectoral stakeholder groups, in turn encouraging actions for climate change mitigation & adaptation.

Date: December 13-15, 2011
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka


Perspectives on global warming and livestock in developing countries of Latin America. Spanish.

Livestock contribute to global warming worldwide. As well, the negative impact of global warming will be more pronounced on livestock of small producers in developing countries. This situation requires mitigation and adaptation strategies that will consider biological, economic and social aspects. These topics will be included in this symposium.

Date: May 10-12, 2011
Venue: Auditorium of Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru


NEW: Informationsmøde om Joint Programming inden for landbrug, fødevareforsyningssikkerhed og klimaforandringer [in Danish]

Forsknings- og Innovationsstyrelsen inviterer sammen med Det Strategiske Forskningsråd til informationsmøde for alle, der er interesserede i FACCE JPI - Joint Programming inden for landbrug, fødevareforsyningssikkerhed og klimaforandringer, samt mulighederne for at søge midler i dette regi.

Date: April 11, 2011
Venue: Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Veterinary Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark


NEW: How can public climate finance most effectively leverage private capital?

Mobilizing the scale of investments needed in developing countries to build a low-carbon and climate-resilient future will require significant flows from the private sector. This public meeting aims to draw out the major lessons from current practices and proposals to leverage private finance through public sector interventions.

Date: April 7, 2011
Venue: London, United Kingdom and live screening online


NEW: South Asia Media Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation

The theme of the workshop will be climate change effects and adaptation practices in the areas of water and agriculture. The workshop is open to journalists from any media in eight South Asian countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Costs for participants that are selected will be borne by the organisers.

Date: May 18-20, 2011
Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal


Indigenous Peoples, Marginalized Populations and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Traditional Knowledge

This workshop is intended to redress the shortfall of available information on indigenous peoples and marginalized populations and climate change adaptation and mitigation in order to inform the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the IPCC, which will be published in 2014.

Date: July 19-21, 2011 - approx. 10:00-18:00
Venue: Mexico City, Mexico


Worldwide Online Climate Conference CLIMATE 2011/KLIMA 2011

The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is hosting this scientific online symposium with accompanying interactive virtual sections. At the heart of the online conference are four main categories of papers: climate-smart disaster risk management, climate-smart capacity-building, costs and benefits of climate-smart adaptation, and climate-smart methods, tools & technological solutions.

Date: November 7-12, 2011
Venue: Online


Job: Regular researcher position

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Natural Resources Management (NRM) Group calls for applicants for a researcher position with a  focus on forests and climate link in developing countries, conducting strategic policy research and developing policy recommendations.

Application deadline: April 20, 2011


NEW: Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change to Tourism in Africa and the Developing World

The aim of the 5th IIPT (International Institute of Peace Through Tourism) African Conference is to showcase models of ‘best practice’ in mitigating and addressing the anticipated impacts of climate change to tourism in Africa and the developing world.

Date: May 15-20, 2011
Venue: Lusaka, Zambia


Climate Change Task Force Meeting: IPCC reports and process

This meeting, arranged by the Climate Change Task Force, will focus on the status of ongoing Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) work. Presentations will be made on ongoing process of the Fifth Assessment Report, and the key findings of the upcoming special reports on a) Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change and b) Renewable Energy and Climate Change.

Date: May 30, 2011
Venue: Department of Geography & Geology, Copenhagen, Denmark


NEW: Call for submission of interest for the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) Sub regional node/thematic node

APAN is a key regional initiative to help vulnerable countries in Asia and the Pacific enhance their adaptive capacity to respond to the increasing impacts of climate change, by mobilizing knowledge and technology. APAN is now calling for submission of interest for its Sub regional nodes and thematic nodes. Sub regional nodes will lead the implementation of the sub-regional activities of APAN in collaboration with the Regional Hub, national governments and other institutes.

Deadline for submission of interest: May 16, 2011


International Student Conference: Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (CCIKS-2011)

This conference aims to create an international platform for students and youth to exchange ideas and experiences in the field of climate change research and the role of indigenous knowledge systems in climate change adaptation and mitigation. Interested students and youth should submit an abstract of at least 250 and not more than 300 words.

Date: August 15-17, 2011
Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa

Thanks to DDRN member Anke Weisheit for sharing this news!


Course: Science and Sense: Using knowledge effectively to address climate change

The aim of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of knowledge brokerage theory, applications and techniques, with a key focus on developing practical understanding of how knowledge brokerage can be used to facilitate improved communication, decision making and to stimulate innovation in the context of climate change.

Date: June 14-15, 2011 - 9:00-17:00
Venue: Imperial College, London, United Kingdom


European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) 2011 Congress: Change and Uncertainty; Challenges for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

The triennial EAAE congress will cover important topics such as Agriculture and Food Policies, Risk and Uncertainty, Market and Demand Analyses, Agriculture and Climate Change Risk Management, Environment and Sustainable Resource-use, Trade and Globalisation, Agriculture and Rural Development, Technology, Innovation and Communication.

Date: August 30-September 2, 2011
Venue: Zürich, Switzerland


Unesco/British Council East Asian Media Workshop on Reporting Climate Change and Sustainable Development

This four-day event aims to improve media coverage relating to climate change and sustainability. It will utilise the expertise of top scientists and journalists to offer advice, discussions and networking opportunities. Travel funding will be given to two Mongolian and two DPRK journalists.

Date: July 25-28, 2011
Venue: Fudan University, Shanghai, China


16th International Forestry and Environment Symposium

This symposium is a forum for researchers in the fields of Natural Resources Management, to present their research findings, and networking with policy makers and industry. Key objectives: Forest and Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity Conservation and  Management, Socio Economics of Natural Resources, Climate Change, Sustainable Energy, Waste Management and  Pollution Control.

Date: October 28-29, 2011
Venue: Nugegoda, Sri Lanka


NEW: Expression of Interest in Research Cooperation with Vietnam and Ghana [in Danish]

Danske forskningsinstitutioner har nu mulighed for at tilkendegive deres interesse i at indgå i et samarbejde med de ghanesiske/vietnamesiske forskningsinstitutioner om de pågældende projekter. Danida Fellowship Centre vil på anmodning udlevere konceptpapirerne til interesserede danske forskningsinstitutioner. Følgende temaer er omfattet:

Ghana: 1) Growth and Employment, 2) Climate Variability and Natural Resource Management, and 3) Governance.

Vietnam: Climate change, including applied technology.

Application deadline: August 26, 2011


NEW: CDKN funding for collaboration between knowledge brokers

The overall objective of this competition launched by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is to enable improved access to climate and development knowledge for developing country audiences by improving collaboration among knowledge brokers, and thus improving the services they offer.

Closing date: October 3, 2011


Job: Research Fellowship: Low-Carbon Development, IDS 

The Climate Change Team at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), university of Sussex, is seeking to recruit a Research Fellow with proven expertise in the relationships between low-carbon development, low-carbon energy and adaptation, proven expertise in securing research grants, awards and consultancies, and with experience of working on policy-related issues.

Application deadline: September 13, 2011.


Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum – Mainstreaming adaptation in development: Adaptation in Action

The Adaptation Forum 2011 will provide a unique opportunity to share frontline findings and innovations, opportunities and challenges in mainstreaming Climate Change adaptation into development. Building on from Adaptation Forum 2010, the Forum this year aims to focus on “Adaptation in Action” signifying a shift from deliberations to decisions, plans to policies and policies to practices.

Date: October 27-28, 2011
Venue: United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand


Climate Change Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation Researchers’ Day

A one-day seminar with plenary presentations and discussions followed by sessions comprising of presentations of ongoing research (also PhD) projects on climate change focusing on global challenges and issues for developing countries. The seminar will be structured according to themes of abstracts received.

Date: November 15, 2011
Venue: LIFE, Copenhagen University
Deadline for registration: November 9, 2011

Thanks to DDRN member Miriam Feilberg for sharing this news!


Course: Motivation and behaviour in relation to climate change. The aim of this course is to introduce PhD students to different theoretical approaches in the study of motivation and behaviour in relation to climate change.

Date: November 12-18, 2011
Venue: Department of Forest & Landscape, University of Copenhagen


2nd International Conference on Future Environment and Energy (ICFEE 2012)

ICFEE is an international forum for state-of-the-art research in Future Environment and Energy. It also serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving Environment and Energy related techniques.

Date: February 26-28, 2012
Venue: Singapore


Call for Papers: Climate Change and Agriculture in Africa. The African Crop Science Journal (ACSJ) has dedicated one Special Issue to climate change (CC) research and related works in an effort to promote dissemination of information to various stakeholders globally.

Deadline for submission of papers: December 31, 2011.


PAEPARD: ARD funding opportunities October 2011, overview of funding sources for agriculture, biodiversity and climate change blogpost.


Terra Viva Grants Update October 2011

This newsletter from Terra Viva contains a series of calls for funding. Application deadlines are from August 2011 to April 2012.


Planet Under Pressure

The London Planet Under Pressure conference will provide a comprehensive update of the knowledge of the Earth system and the pressure our planet is under. The London conference will focus the scientific community’s and the wider world’s attention on climate, ecological degradation, human well-being, planetary thresholds, food security, energy, governance across scales and poverty alleviation. The conference will discuss solutions, at all scales, to move societies on to a sustainable pathway. It will provide scientific leadership towards the 2012 UN Rio +20 conference, also in 2012.

Date: March 26-27, 2012
Venue: London, United Kingdom


6th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation

The conference aims to bring together stakeholders and practitioners to share and discuss knowledge of community-based adaptation (CBA) planning and practices from different parts of the developing world, particularly from Viet Nam; capture the latest learning and good practices in CBA from developing countries; integrate the lessons learnt into national and international development programmes to enhance ultimately the capacity and improve the livelihoods for some of the most vulnerable groups in developing countries; and disseminate lessons learnt at the Conference through daily communications, proceedings and an immediate conference summary.

Date: April 16-22, 2012
Venue: Hanoi, Vietnam


Climate Adaptation Futures

Co-hosted and convened by the University of Arizona in the southwestern United States and by UNEP’s Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA), the conference focuses on adaptation to climate variability and change.  It will showcase cutting-edge research from around the world, focusing on themes of equity and risk, learning, capacity building, methodology, adaptation finance and investment, and ecosystem based adaptation approaches. It will explore practical adaptation policies and approaches, and share strategies for decision making from the international to the local scale.

Date: May 29-31, 2012
Venue: Arizona, United States


NEW: Climate Risk Management through Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Paper, by Ephraim Nkonya et al., September 2011.


Africa Carbon Forum 2012: Promoting Green and Low-Carbon Development in Africa

The Africa Carbon Forum constitutes a unique platform for knowledge-sharing on carbon policy and practice developments and includes opportunities to enable potential CDM project participants and developers to showcase their projects to interested parties, including investors and carbon buyers.

Date: 18-20 April 2012
Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


NEW: International Climate Initiative 2013

Germany's BMU (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety) funds the International Climate Initiative (ICI) to support climate protection projects in developing and newly industrialising countries and in transition countries. They invite proposals for projects in the fields of climate protection and adaptation as well as biodiversity beginning in 2013.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 9 January, 2012

     
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