Climate-fit.city partner VITO will take part in the CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, organised on 5-7 March in Edmonton, Canada.
The conference aims are to improve scientific knowledge and to stimulate research underpinning effective and efficient urban responses to climate change, as well as to provide inputs to the products of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The conference will bring together representatives from academia, scientific bodies, other research organisations and agencies; member states of the United Nations; city and regional governments; and urban and climate change practitioners and policy-makers.
This working conference responds to the IPCC’s decision to increase the consideration of cities during the sixth IPCC assessment cycle and to undertake a Special Report on climate change and cities during the seventh assessment cycle.
Climate-fit.city and the project's coordinating organisation VITO are contributing to a correct inclusion of cities inside the next cycle of IPCC assessment reports. Hans Hooyberghs from the Urban Climate Team at VITO will give a presentation at a session on the urban heat island effect on Day 3 of the Conference, on 6 March. At this session, he will present an assessment of urban heat islands and urban heat stress based on the UrbClim high-resolution urban climate modelling for current and future climates. Urban climate modelling allows to take into account the influence of buildings, roads and other non-natural elements.
Find here the full conference programme: https://citiesipcc.org/programme/
When | From 05/03/2018 to 07/03/2018
Where | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Organized by | CitiesIPCC