The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) invites scientists, practitioners, and policy makers working in the area of climate change mitigation and adaptation to submit an extended abstract before 30 April 2015 for the Regional Forum on Climate Change (RFCC 2015) – Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Societies: Bridging Science, Practice, and Policy to be held from 1-3 July 2015 at the AIT Conference Center.

Being organized by AIT in collaboration with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, ASEAN Secretary General, and the European Union, RFCC 2015 seeks to propose interventions that would influence climate policy in the region, and inspire ASEAN position for climate change negotiations at the global scale.

The submitted papers should present topics that will fall under one of the five thematic areas: climate science; climate and disasters; governance and policy; climate financing and business opportunities; and cross-cutting studies.

The template for the extended abstract can be downloaded at this link:

According to H.E. Thierry Viteau, Ambassador of France to the Kingdom of Thailand, “this regional forum will be considered as a step on the road to Paris, where all eyes will be focused in December as France will host the COP 21 (Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) where a new agreement on Climate Change that will shape the future of our planet will be signed.” He further added, “This agreement will pave the way for a common future that we are trying to build together, an opportunity to create a brand new framework for greener, stronger and more sustainable development and economic growth.”

In his message for RFCC 2015, Prof Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, AIT President is hopeful that “through the interactions, and discussions among scientists, practitioners, and policy makers, it is expected that this Forum would be yet another stepping stone to help the translation of the advances made in climate science into practical and implementable policy, while at the same time catalyze a network of like-minded actors into being instruments of change to institute a climate-secure future.”

The following special contents will also be featured in the forum:

Science and Climate Change – Call for Proposals. In order to enhance long term scientific cooperation among the forum partners, a Call for Proposals will be issued at the end of the forum on topics linked to the thematic areas.

ASEAN Scholars Program (ASP). Selected scholars will be awarded a grant through an open call to visit AIT for two months to develop a relevant position paper, detailing the science, practice, and policy implications in ASEAN in the context of climate change.

COP 21 Media Training. Ten (one from each ASEAN member state) young professionals and civil society candidates from the media community will be selected to be trained to report on COP 21 and climate change during the forum.

Key Dates:

Registration open: 20 February 2015

Deadline for receiving extended abstracts: 30 April 2015

Notify authors of selection by: 21 May 2015

Early registration deadline: 31 May 2015

Full details of the conference can be found on the website: