30-03-2018: After popular request, the  Early Registration and Abstract Submission deadlines have been extended to April 15, 2018!

23-02-2018:  Registration is NOW OPEN!

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Under the Aegis of the President of the Republic of Cyprus

Supported by

European Commision

Context

The International Summit-Conference “Climate Change in the Mediterranean and the Middle East: Challenges and Solutions”, on the 18th and 19th May 2018, will address the scientific basis of Climate Change in the region, its various impacts and challenges (Health, Water, Food, Tourism, Migration…), mitigation/adaptation strategies, policy challenges and governance.

This Conference will be preceded by two days of “more focused” scientific workshops (16th and 17th). The Pre-Conference workshops will examine in detail issues related to Air pollution and Climate Change, and interconnections with Energy and Agriculture in the region in view of the ongoing of Climate Change.

The overall goal of the Summit-Conference would be to launch a “Nicosia Declaration” regarding the scientific basis of Climate Change in the region, including the high-level propositions for mitigation/ adaptation strategies.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

Submissions Opened 26 February 2018
Deadline: April 15, 2018

THEMATIC AREAS
OF THE PROGRAM

  • Mitigation & Adaptation Solutions.

  • Climate Change & Pollution: Weather Extremes, Health Impacts, Migration and Security.

  • Energy, Water & Sustainability.

Speakers, Panelists, Conveners

1

Assia Alaoui Bensalah

Ambassador at Large, Morocco

2

Edouard Brezin

Former President Of The French Academy Of Sciences, Ens Paris, France

3

Refâat Chaabouni

Former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Tunisia

4

Loucas Christophorou

Academy Of Athens, Greece

5

Fadi Comair

General Director of Hydraulic & Electrical Resources (Ministry of Energy & Water), Lebanon

6

Richard Cooper

Former Under-Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, Harvard University, USA

7

Laurent Fabius

Former Prime Minister,  Chair of COP 21, France

8

Anastasios Giannitsis

Former Minister of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Greece

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Filippo Giorgi

 Head, Earth System Physics, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy

9

Joanna D. Haigh

CBE FRS Co-Director Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, UK

10

Hany Helal

Former Minister Of Research And Higher Education, Egypt

11

Massimo Inguscio

President Of National Research Council (CNR), Italy

12

Michel Jarraud

Former Secretary General Of The World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

13

Panos Kelamis

CEO, Cyprus Hydrocarbon Company, Cyprus

14

Rabi Mohtar

Dean School Of Agriculture American University Of Beirut, Lebanon

15

Abdallah Mokssit

Secretary (Executive Director) Of The IPCC

16

Maria Neira

Director, Public Health And The Environment Department, World Health Organization (WHO)

17

Taleb D. Rifai

Former Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

18

Vladimir Ryabinin

Executive Director Of Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Unesco

19

Jeffrey Sachs

Columbia University, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General, Director SDSN

20

Christos Stylianides

EC Commissioner Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management

21

Petteri Taalas

Secretary General Of The World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

22

Khaled Toukan

Director General SESAME, Jordan

23

Androulla Vasiliou

Former EU Commissioner for Health; Education, Culture, Multilingualism & Youth, Cyprus

Sponsors

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Programme

 

DAY 1 (18 ΜΑΥ 2018) | SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

Friday 18th May 2018

SESSION #1 – “The Issue & The Challenge”
COFFEE BREAK
SESSION #2 – “The Scientific Basis”
Panel Discussion: “The Scientific Basis”
LUNCH BREAK
SESSION #3 – “Impacts”
SESSION #4 – “Challenges”
COFFEE BREAK
Panel Discussion: “Impact and Challenges”
Conference Dinner

 

DAY 2 (19 ΜΑΥ 2018) | SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

Saturday 19th May 2018

SESSION #5 – “Strategy: Mitigation and Adaptation”
Panel Discussion: “Mitigation and Adaptation”
COFFEE BREAK
SESSION #6 – “Policy Challenges & Policy Options”
Panel Discussion: “Policy and Migration – Addressing the Challenges”
LUNCH BREAK
SESSION #7 – “Concluding Session”
End of the Conference