The Regional Forum on Climate Change (RFCC 2015) – Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Societies: Bridging Science, Practice, and Policy will be held on 1-3 July 2015 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) to provide a channel of communication among the stakeholders in ASEAN countries that would influence climate policy in the region and inspire ASEAN position for climate change negotiations at the global scale.
RFCC 2015 will serve as a prelude for this year’s United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 21) to be held in France that aims to finalize the new international climate agreement applicable to all countries after 2020. COP21 is the continuation of the Warsaw Conference (COP 19) for a broader framework of dialogue among the vast array of stakeholders: scientists, civil societies, governments, private sector, to lay the foundation for more meaningful global level talks between countries.
The two and a half day forum invites papers in both climate change mitigation and adaptation sectors. These papers shall present topics based on three broad categories: contemporary scientific research on climate change related topics (Category A); on-the-ground evidence (case studies) of climate change mitigation and adaptation endeavors (Category B); and current and proposed national (or regional and international) policy initiatives (Category C).
RFCC 2015 will also feature the following:
Science and Climate Change – Call for Proposals. There will be a Call for Proposal at the end of the forum on topics linked to the thematic areas of the forum.
ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change (AWGCC). The ASEAN policy makers and scientific advisers will meet in closed sessions to discuss their positions, concern, and prospects for COP 21
ASEAN Scholars Program (ASP). Selected scholars will be awarded a grant through an open call to visit AIT for 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.
Side Events and Exhibition Booths. There are a number of side events during the forum that include exhibition booths hosted by leading national and international organizations to address and promote relevant climate change agenda in a different setting.
Registration open: 20 February 2015
Deadline for receiving extended abstracts: 31 March 2015
Notify authors of selection by: 21 May 2015
Early registration deadline: 31 May 2015
Full details of the conference can be found at their website: www.rfcc2015.ait.asia
For inquiries, please contact:
Mukand S. Babel
Chair, Organizing Committee,
Asian Institute of Technology
Tel: 66-2)-524 5790