2014 Symposium on Extreme Weather: Impacts, Challenges and Adaptations

April 22-24, 2014

Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel

1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Organized by the Canadian Climate Forum (www.climateforum.ca), this timely Symposium examined the incidence and impact of severe weather, the challenges it raises – and how we can prepare for, or adapt to it, to minimize its often devastating effects.  The symposium, held on Wednesday April 23 and Thursday April 24, brought together experts from a range of fields, with stakeholders, media and the public.  It stimulated insights into extreme weather events and considered the economic, infrastructural and health challenges they raise. Delegates also discussed measures to develop resilience, and to safeguard people and businesses.  The Symposium was held at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa.  See the  program:  FINAL agenda CCF Symp. A report on the event will be available later this year.

 A free information session was also held for the public and media, from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday April 22.  A panel of experts provided information on the IPCC’s* October 2013 report on The Physical Sciences Basis; its March 2014 report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability  and its April 2014 report on Mitigation of Climate Change.  The session was held at the University of Ottawa. 

For more information contact conway@climateforum.ca.

 




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*IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change