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UPDATE: Climate Change and Security Conferences 2012

Update: We have added a few more conferences to the list.
There are some interesting conferences on the horizon investigating the risks of climate change.  Many of these are either streaming the conference live or will post conference videos and materials at a later date, so even if you are not able to attend in person, you can check them out. We will update this list as we come across others.
  • 2nd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change
    Global leaders, practitioners, scientists, civil society and the private sector will demonstrate early action on climate-smart agriculture as a driver for green growth during a global conference will be held from 7-11 May 2012 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The second Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change includes a High Level Meeting and will be co-organized by Vietnam and The Netherlands, in close collaboration with other partners, including the World Bank and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
    Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
    Date: May 7-11, 2012
  • Global Conference on Oceans, Climate and Security: Making the Connection
    The Conference on Oceans, Climate and Security (GC ’12) will examine the conditions that are likely to be produced by climate change, how these conditions will affect coastal and ocean ecosystems and communities, and how they may affect human and national security interests. GC ’12 will focus on three specific themes examining the overall problem from different perspectives with a unified goal of understanding how to mitigate the effects that we can control and adapt to those that we cannot.
    Location: Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
    Date: May 21-23, 2012
  • Second Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation:  Adaptation Research meets Adaptation Decision-Making
    While there are certainly situations in which impacts of warming may be judged beneficial, the effects in most parts of the world are expected to be overwhelmingly adverse. Moreover, some of the more damaging impacts may already be emerging through extreme weather events, such as record heatwaves, heavy precipitation and high winds, possible harbingers of greater climatic variability and unpredictability to come. It is clear that effective adaptation will be essential for coping with inevitable climate change. But are societies sufficiently aware of and prepared for these accelerating and unprecedented changes? This is a central question being posed for participants at the Second Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation.
    Location: Helsinki, Finland
    Date: August 29 – 31, 2012
  • Climate Change: Security, Resilience and Diplomacy
    The 16th Annual Chatham House Conference on climate change will assess what national and international actions must be taken now to manage 21st century climate security challenges. Although disunity remains over how to manage the climate challenge, there is agreement that action is now needed to adapt to the impacts of climate change that can no longer be prevented and to build resilience against the impact of extreme climate events. The conference will examine the key economic, social and geo-political security threats caused by climate change and debate what national and international responses are required to manage these security challenges.
    Location: London, UK
    October 15 – 16, 2012
  • [CIRCLE-2] JI UNCERT: Workshop on Uncertainty and Climate Change Adaptation
    The main goals of this event are to promote discussion and contribute with scientific insight by calling for the submission of abstracts that respond to the following question: How do decision-making processes on climate change adaptation, at the multi-decadal timescale, envision the future and deal with related uncertainties?
    Location: Lisbon, Portugal
    Date: November 8-9, 2012

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