International Congress on Climate Change and its Impacts

Huaraz, Peru
From: 29.11.2017 to: 01.12.2017

Evidence shows that Earth’s climate is rapidly changing and its impacts are affecting the whole planet. Nonetheless, the mechanisms and processes of such changes, as well as the planet´s future perspectives remain largely elusive. Several questions regarding the climate trends and variability need further debate.

For instance, how much of the present-day warming can be related to natural forcing? Is the warming influenced by human-driven processes, and if so, how much impact do we have? How well are we measuring the progress of environmental changes affecting our daily activities? What are the most successful strategies for adaptation at national and international levels?

Thus, the Sociedad Geológica del Perú (SGP) announces the organization of its first International Congress on Climate Change. The event will be held in Huaraz, Peru on 29 November-1 December 2017.

This conference aims to promote a space where these and other related topics can be discussed from diverse perspectives, including scientific, economical and societal standpoints. Hence, SGP encourages short-papers from colleagues working on modern or past climate changes using observational or theoretical data, as well as those addressing directly climate change effects and impacts.

The scientific programme has been organized into three broad groups: technical sessions of specific interest, five keynote conferences and three round tables for open discussion. Keynote speaker Bernard Francou, a geomorphology and glaciology specialist, will give a talk on the “Retreat of mountain glaciers in the world, with a special focus on the tropical Andes”, which will include a brief overview on the magnitude of glacier recession by region and an analysis of the link between glacier evolution and atmospheric warming at global scale.

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Photo: FAO/Richard Slaby

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