2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

Background

The Cities and Climate Change Science Conference is planned on March 5-­7, 2018 in Edmonton (Canada) and will bring together representatives from the academia, scientific bodies and agencies; concerned member states of the United Nations; city and regional governments; and urban and climate change practitioners. The main aim is to stimulate scientific research (including peer review publications) around cities and climate change to provide input to be assessed by the three Working Group Reports and three Special Reports (SRs1) of the sixth assessment cycle (AR6) and to establish the foundation for the SR on cities and climate change that will be undertaken during the seventh assessment cycle (AR7). 

Objectives

The overall objectives of the 2018 Conference on Cities and Climate Change Science are to: identify key research and knowledge gaps with regard to cities and climate change; inspire global and regional research that will lead to peer-­reviewed publications and scientific reports; and stimulate research in Cities and Climate Change over the AR6 cycle. 

Partner Organisations

To make maximum progress on these objectives, the conference is co-­organized by three main constituencies: the research community, represented by Future Earth and WCRP; the global urban community, represented by C40, ICLEI, UCLG Cities Alliance, and SDSN;  and  the  intergovernmental system represented by UN Environment, UN-­Habitat; and IPCC. This will create synergies with the three agreed intergovernmental processes: the SDGs, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Habitat III, and will facilitate engagement with Future Earth’s emerging research agenda on cities and sustainable urbanization currently being built around a growing international network of over 50,000 researchers.

Timing and Duration

The conference will be held on March 5-­‐7 2018 and to last three days.

Place

Edmonton, Canada

Conference participants

Expected participants’ constituencies: representatives from academia, scientific bodies and agencies; concerned member states of the United Nations; city and regional governments; and urban and climate change practitioners. A call for contributions and papers will be launched later in 2017.

For more information

Website under construction:  www.citiesipcc.org

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Date: 
March 5-7, 2018