International Conference Programme


1 General Session: The Issue & The Challenge
2 Climate Change: The Scientific Basis & Model Predictions
3 Impacts, (Health, Agriculture, Migration, Tourism, Economy, …)
4 Challenges (Energy systems, Water, Built Environment, city resilience)
5 Mitigation & Adaptation Strategies
6 Policy Challenges & Policy Options
7 Concluding Session


DAY 1 (18 ΜΑΥ 2018) | SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME (Tentative)

Friday 18th May 2018


08:30 – 10:00 | SESSION #1 – “The Issue & The Challenge”

Nikos ANASTASIADES, President of the Republic of Cyprus
Laurent FABIUS, Former Prime Minister, Chair of COP 21, France


10:30 – 13:15 | SESSION #2 – “The Scientific basis” + Panel discussion

Petteri TAALAS, Secretary General of The World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Abdallah MOKSSIT, Secretary (Executive Director) of the IPCC
Vladimir RYABININ, Executive Director of Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO
Joanna D. HAIGH, CBE FRS Co-Director Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, UK
Michel JARRAUD, former Secretary General of The World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Jos LELIEVELD, Director Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany


14:30 – 18:30 | SESSION #3 & #4 – “Impacts & Challenges” + Panel discussion

Maria NEIRA, Director, Public Health and the Environment Department, World Health Organization (WHO)
Taleb RIFAI, Former Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Loucas CHRISTOPHOROU, Academy of Athens, Greece
Fadi COMAIR, General Director Hydraulic & Electrical Resources (Ministry Energy & Water), Lebanon
Rabi MOHTAR, Dean School of Agriculture American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Panos KELAMIS, CEO, Cyprus Hydrocarbon Company, Cyprus

CONFERENCE DINNER – After Dinner Speech



DAY 2 (19 ΜΑΥ 2018) | SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME (Tentative)

Saturday 19th May 2018


08:30 – 10:30 | SESSION #5 – “Strategy: Mitigation and Adaptation” + Panel discussion

Wolfgang CRAMER, CNRS Research Director, MedECC coordinator, France
Charles ELLINAS, CEO at EC Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd, Cyprus
Amy LUERS, Executive Director Future Earth
Refâat CHAABOUNI, Former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Tunisia
Manuel BLANCO, Prof. ERA CHAIR Solar Thermal Technologies, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus


11:00 – 13:30 | SESSION #6 – “Policy Challenges & Policy Options” + Panel discussion

Massimo INGUSCIO, President of National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Anastasios GIANNITSIS, Former minister of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Greece
Richard COOPER, Former Under-Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, Harvard University, USA
Androulla VASSILIOU, Former EU Commissioner for Health; Education, Culture, Multilingualism & Youth, Cyprus
Hany HELAL, Former Minister of Research and Higher Education, Egypt
Assia ALAOUI BENSALAH, Ambassador at Large, Morocco


15:00 – 17:00 | SESSION #7 – Concluding Session

Jeffrey SACHS, Columbia Univ., Special adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General, Director SDSN
Christos STYLIANIDES, EC commissioner Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management
Costas KADIS, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Environment, Cyprus
Laurent FABIUS, Former Prime Minister, Chair of COP 21, France
Costas PAPANICOLAS, President of the Cyprus Institute, Cyprus

End of the Conference