climate change

Satellites show effects of long-term drought on the Congo rainforest

The studies analyzed the "greenness" of the Congo rainforest

A new analysis of data derived from various satellite sensors shows that Congo's rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has suffered from long-term drought over the past ten years.

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Tue, 29/04/2014 - 10:04

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5th Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM 2014)

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The theme of the conference is "Building Disaster Resilient Communities".

The focus of the conference builds on opportunities through science and technology, political will and behaviour change to address current crises and reduce risks for future generations. Whilst knowledge about the nature and context of disasters has proliferated, many potential actions for integrated disaster reduction remain far from realised.

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30/10/2014 to 01/11/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Sun, 31/08/2014

Venue: 

Western University

Venue City: 

London, Ontario

Event Organisers: 

Integrated Disaster Risk Management Society (IDRiM)

Language of event: 

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New GIS to be Launched by Vietnam in the Mekong Delta

Radar Image of Mekong Delta

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City National University is working in conjunction with southwestern provinces of Dong Thap, Soc Trang, Can Tho and Long An to integrate the region’s discrete  spatial databases into a unified platform designated as the Mekong Delta Geographic Information System (MDGIS).

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Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:59

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Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Expo

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Thailand will be the proud host of the first ever ASIAN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION EXPO (ADRE) which will be held in Bangkok at the IMPACT exhibition Center, from 4-7 November. ADRE is fully supported by the Bangkok Administration and Bangkok Fire. The exhibition will comprise an Expo, Conference and Networking Event focused on one of the most important areas in the world today – natural and man-made disasters.

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14

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04/11/2014 to 07/11/2014

Venue City: 

Bangkok

Venue: 

IMPACT Exhibition Center

Event Organisers: 

GML Exhibition Co., Ltd

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Climate Change and resilient cities

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This two-week course discusses how local authorities can respond and adapt to climate change, plan and implement solutions for environmental and natural resource challenges and promote more sustainable ways of development. Leading international experts and practitioners will share the latest insights on climate change adaptation and

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Tuition Remarks: 

This includes all training-related costs, as well as drinks, lunches, training materials and travel during the training programme. Travel to and from the Hague and accommodation is not included.

 

 

Date: 

29/09/2014 to 10/10/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 01/08/2014

Venue: 

The Hague Academy for Local Governance

Venue City: 

The Hague

Event Organisers: 

the Hague Academy for Local Governance

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International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

The mission of the IRI is to enhance society’s capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of climate in order to improve human welfare and the environment, especially in developing countries. The IRI conducts this mission through strategic and applied research, education, capacity building, and by providing forecasts and information products with an emphasis on practical and verifiable utility and partnership.

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2014 Symposium: Drought in the life, cultures, and landscapes of Great Plains

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2011 and 2012 witnessed two of the worst Great Plains droughts in recent memory, a tragic counterpoint to the damaging floods of 2011 and a return to the stressful times of 1998-2006. Drought is a recurring pattern in this semi-arid region, with severe droughts in the 1890s, 1930s, 1950s and 1980s. Indeed, using tree ring, lake sediment, and dune records, scientists have documented the periodic return of severe droughts. Based on such evidence, some scientists have observed that drought was the dominant feature of climate rather than the exception.

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41

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-97

Date: 

01/04/2014 to 04/04/2014

Venue City: 

Lincoln, Nebraska

Event Organisers: 

National Drought Mitigation Center NDMC

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute

Language of event: 

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8th International conference on community based adaptation

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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An international conference in Nepal next month aims to show how to unlock finance that can help communities in developing countries adapt to climate change.

The 8th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA8) on 24-30 April will explore ways to encourage the private sector to invest in adaptation and ensure that public finance reaches communities that need it.

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24/04/2014 to 30/04/2014

Venue City: 

Kathmandu

Event Organisers: 

International Institute for Environment and Development

Language of event: 

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MSc Sustainability: Climate Change

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Climate change is a central issue for environmental policy makers at the international, national and sub-national levels, as well as for environmental managers and experts in public, private and non profit making organisations.

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54

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Is a certificate Issued?: 

0

Training Requirements: 

A good first degree (with a classification of 2:1 or better), or equivalent qualification. 

Mature applicants without a first degree or with a lower degree classification may be considered on the basis of their relevant industry experience and their potential for benefiting from the programme.

Tuition Remarks: 

Students from the UK/EU: £6,000; International students: £14,800

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 05/09/2014

Venue: 

Leeds University

Venue City: 

Leeds

Event Organisers: 

Leeds University, United Kingdom

Language of event: 

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Water, food, energy, climate: Smart solutions for 2050

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The world’s population is exploding at a rate of 80 million a year. With all those mouths to feed we’re going to need a lot more food – and water and energy too. Growing food uses up 70% of the world’s freshwater, which requires pumping to our taps / pumping to where it’s needed, which in turn requires vast amounts of energy, which in turn affects the climate. Water, energy, food, climate: everything is connected.

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52

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Date: 

31/03/2014

Venue City: 

London

Venue: 

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Event Organisers: 

Intelligence Squared

Language of event: 

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