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International Conference on Regional Climate – CORDEX 2013

4th – 7th November 2013, Brussels, Belgium

The World Climate Research Program (WCRP), the European Commission (EC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will hold the International Conference on Regional Climate – CORDEX 2013 this November in Brussels. The four-day event will gather the international community of regional climate scientists to present and discuss latest results from WCRP regional climate studies, with a particular emphasis on the Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) initiative.

04.11.13 CORDEX 2013

The international conference will provide a platform to debate and assess the following key challenges: development of regional climate change projections; provision of reliable and actionable regional climate information; use of regional climate information in impact, adaptation and vulnerability studies; and, dissemination of regional climate knowledge to policy-makers and a wide range of stakeholders and decision-makers. Furthermore, the conference is timed with the release of WGI of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.

The full programme including a list of confirmed speakers and sessions is available here.

Climate Change and the European Green Capital Award

Local contribution to Climate Change is one of the 12 environmental indicators evaluated by the European Green Capital Expert Evaluation Panel when assessing cities that are applying for the Award.

The European Green Capital 2014 Copenhagen can be singled out in terms of contribution to Climate Change as it intends to be carbon-neutral by 2025. Wide-ranging actions in different sectors, such as increasing the use of renewable energies, and public education will be lead in order to achieve the objective.

Copenhagen is considered the world’s best city for cyclists; the large amount of people cycling greatly contributes to reducing emissions.

Copenhagen is considered the world’s best city for cyclists; the large amount of people cycling greatly contributes to reducing emissions.

For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.

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