The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is co-organizing an upcoming international workshop on Cryospheric Change and Sustainable Development to be held in Lanzhou, China. The workshop will focus on existing capabilities to model and assess these changes, mitigation and adaptability strategies in a rapidly changing cryosphere, eco-social sustainability, and the role of the cryosphere in the earth’s future.
Cryospheric processes and dynamics
The goals for discussing this topic include:
Attributions and impacts of cryospheric changes
This session will focus on:
Mitigation and adaptive countermeasures in relation to cryospheric changes
The session attempts to establish mitigation and adaptive countermeasures related to cryospheric changes, such as optimal water resources utilization, ecosystem protection, Arctic shipping, disaster risk (GLOF) assessment, etc.
Cryosphere services and their functions for sustainable development
The session aims to assess the cryosphere service function (CSF), such as resources, ecosystem services, culture services, tourism values and related factors.
Interested authors are invited to submit abstract on aforementioned topics by 1 June, 2017
Kindly submit your abstract (in Microsoft Word format) and application form by email to email@example.com by 1 June 2017.
The workshop will provide limited financial support to cover participation expenses, such as international air ticket, local accommodation and domestic travel expenses within China. Please fill in the financial application section in the Participation Form (Annex I) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 June 2017. Support will be awarded on the basis of needs subject to fund availability and total the number of applications.
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