Wednesday, 26 July 2017

International Conference on Climate Change Policy and Strategies

International Conference on Climate
Change Policy and Strategies Toward the
Implementation of COP21 Agreement in Developing Countries
Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
12-14 March, 2018

The Paris Agreement (COP21) for the first time engaged all nations into a common cause based on their historic, current and future responsibilities. The universal agreement’s main aim is to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The 1.5-degree Celsius limit is a significantly safer defense line against the worst impacts of a changing climate. The Paris conference identifies the opportunities and challenges that arise from a necessary global transformation to clean and sustainable development.

The Paris Agreement reached at COP21 has been declared as a key milestone in fighting climate change. But it also is widely recognized that much support is still needed to help Developing countries deliver on their pledges. Specifically, there is a need to explore new ideas and approaches to help countries implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The aim of this conference will be to discuss actionable ideas that can help advance the implementation of developing countries’ Paris pledges and to address other key issues in the climate arena. The conference will be focused on new economic, social and political ideas that could help with future negotiations and provide innovative options to remove obstacles for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
SQU has considerable experience through research and capacity building in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation, which has successfully worked with Ministries at the National level in the preparation of mitigation and adaptation strategies, National Communication (NATCOM) reports to UNFCCC. This conference expects significant number of papers from Oman and the region to be submitted for this conference

  •     Nationally Determined Contributions
  •     Green growth strategy as a tool to mitigate climate change
  •     Challenges and opportunities: Improving the policy framework for climate action
  •     Energy policy under conditions of economic and climate change towards development
  •     Understanding and responding to the technological challenges post-2015 Paris agenda
  •     Strategies for low-carbon and climate-resilient future
  •     Innovative Adaptation and Resilience
  •     Monitoring and Reporting
  •     Climate finance

Conference Important Dates
  • Deadline for abstract submission 30th September 2017
  • Acceptance and invitation to submit full paper 31st October 2017
  • Final date for submission of full papers 31st December 2017
  • Registration and hotel reservation 31 Jan 2018
  • Conference dates 12-14 March 2018
Questions regarding registration, administrative matters, and technical issues can be addressed to Dr. B.S Choudri, Co-Chair of Organizing Committee, Center for Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR), Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

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