World Symposium on Climate Change and Biodiversity
The impacts of climate change on biodiversity are manyfold. The Convention on Biodiversity acknowledges the fact that biodiversity is affected by climate change, and that biodiversity, through the ecosystem services it supports, also makes an important contribution to both climate-change mitigation and adaptation. At present, many individual governments, financial institutes and international donors are spending billions of dollars in projects around climate change and biodiversity, but with little coordination. Quite often, the emphasis is on adaptation efforts, with little emphasis on the connections between physio-ecological changes and the life cycles and metabolisms of fauna and flora, or the influence of poor governance on biodiversity. It is in order to address this need that the World Symposium on Climate Change and Biodiversity (WSCCB-2018) is being organized by the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP), the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” of the Hamburg University of
Applied Sciences (Germany) and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). The Symposium will be an interdisciplinary event, mobilizing scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies, undertaking research and/or executing projects on climate change and biodiversity across the world.