Climate Congress 
Copenhagen, Denmark
10 - 12. March 2009

Copenhagen Climate Conference 2009

As a run-up to the Governmntal Climate Conference in Copenhagen The University of Copenhagen organises a scientific Climate Congress about climate change in March 2009.

WindmillThe conference has the title: Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisionsis and is organised by The University of Copenhagen in Cooperation with 9 other universities in the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU).

The main aim of the congress is to provide a synthesis of existing and emerging scientific knowledge necessary in order to make intelligent societal decisions concerning application of mitigation and adaptation strategies in response to climate change.

After the congress a summary will be published.with the main findings of the congress a supplement to the results of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

According to the preliminary program the conference will face six themes:

1) Exploring the Risks: Understanding Climate Change.

2) Sharing the Burdens and Opportinities: Equity Issues

3) Reducing the Risks of Climate Change: Opportunities of Mitigation

4) Preparing for Impacts: Adapting to the Inevitable

5) Managing the Planet

6) Mobilising the Populace: Human Dimensions of Climate Change.

Connie Hedegaard, minister of Climate and Energy
Danish minister of Climate and Energy, Connie Hedegaard.

Among the keynote speakers are:

Lord Nicholas Stern. Chairman of the new Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC

Mr. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

Mrs. Connie Hedegaard, Danish minister of Climate and Energy

Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Prime Minister in Denmark

See full list of speakers

The congress will held a the Bella Center - the same venue as the Climate Conference in December.

Read more about the event at the homepage of the congress.

Host of the congress:

University of Copenhagen
Nørregade 10
Postbox 2177
1017 Copenhagen K
Contact:  The Climate Office

Other related conferences on climate change:

Second International Scientific and Business Congress on Protecting the Climate
3 - 4 February 2009
New Delhi, India

Klima 2008 / Climate 2008
Online congress
3 - 7 November 2008
Hamburg, Germany