OTTAWA, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Climate Forum will hold a symposium to examine the incidence and impact of extreme weather, the challenges it raises - and how we can prepare for, or adapt to it, to minimize its often-devastating effects.
|When:||April 23-24, 2014|
|Where:||Adam Room, Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel,|
|1 Rideau Street, Ottawa (April 23, 9am - 5 pm; April 24, 9 am - 3:30 pm)|
The Symposium will bring together experts from a range of fields, including scientists, agency executives, policy and decision makers from the public and private sectors. Presentations and discussions will provide insights into extreme events and address the economic, infrastructural and health challenges they raise. Participants will also discuss measures to develop resilience and to safeguard people and businesses. Please visit our website for a copy of the agenda.
A free information session for the public and the media will be held at the University of Ottawa on Tuesday April 22, 2014, to provide information on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change March 2014 report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability and its April 2014 report on Mitigation. Several of the authors who contributed to the IPPC reports will participate in the session.
|When:||April 22, 2014|
|Where:||Room 12102, Desmarais Building, University of Ottawa,|
|55 Laurier Ave. East (April 22, 5 - 7 pm)|
The Canadian Climate Forum is a non-governmental agency dedicated to improving understanding of weather and climate in the Earth System. It collaborates with partner agencies and individuals to accelerate the uptake and use of weather and climate knowledge to serve the needs of society and the economy.
SOURCE: Canadian Climate Forum
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