The Pacific region is affected by climate change at different levels. According to the 5th Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), current and future climate-related drivers of risk for small islands during the 21st century include sea-level rise, tropical and extra-tropical cyclones, increasing air and sea surface temperatures, as well changing rainfall patterns, among others.
The Symposium will be a truly interdisciplinary event, mobilizing scholars, practitioners and members of governmental agencies, undertaking research and/or executing climate change projects in the Pacific region.
The Symposium will focus on “fostering resilience and the regional capacity to adapt”, meaning that it will serve the purpose of showcasing experiences from research, field projects and best practice in climate change adaptation among countries in the region, which may be useful or implemented elsewhere.
|Veranstalter:||Universities of Fiji and of South Pacific, National University of Fiji, HAW Hamburg (Germany), International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP)|
|Veranstaltungsort:||Tanoa Hotel in Lautoka, Fiji|