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Climate Change, Facing the challenge beyond COP 21

The International Conference on Climate Change 2017 is being organized under the theme “Climate Change: Facing the challenge beyond COP21” and will be held from 16- 17 February 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ICCC 2017 is hosted by the University of Colombo and organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management. The ICCC 2017 is believed to act as a center stage for raising such awareness among the stakeholders in the respective field to implement controls and measures preventing catastrophes.

JLanka Co-organizers for ICCC 2017 presents a special award for a Sri Lankan researcher on Climate Change

JLanka the pioneers in the solar power industry are the co-organizers of International Conference on Climate Change 2017. As a company that revolves with nature we will be presenting a Special award for a Sri Lankan researcher for producing an outstanding paper addressing the issues in particular to Health and the Agriculture sectors due to adverse climate changes and practical solutions that will stand a chance for implementation. Subsequently, the research work will go through an evaluation process and upon fulfilling the criteria set by the company, a grant in monetary value will be awarded by JLanka Technologies (Pvt) Limited for implementation. The objective of this pursuit is to recognize the talent that exists locally and utilize the resources for the betterment of the country as a whole.

Have you done any research on Climate Change? Let us know more about it!

The Workshop on Role of Industry in Climate Change Mitigation

The workshop is believed to act as a center stage for knowledge expansion in the field of climate change and about ways to mitigate climate change led by industrial emissions and how it costs us and what measures can be taken. The event will be an ideal opportunity for industry experts, Engineers, Scientific officers, Researchers to widen their scope listening to the renowned person in the subject.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Erandathie (Erandi) Lokupitiya

Dr. Erandathie (Erandi) Lokupitiya has a Ph.D. in Ecology, focusing on climate change, greenhouse gas inventorying, and regional and national scale carbon budgeting in agroecosystems. She obtained her Ph.D. from Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) of Colorado State University (CSU), USA, and served as a Research Scientist at the Department of Atmospheric Science of the same university for about four years until she returned to Sri Lanka in 2011.

Scott Denning

Scott Denning is Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University in the United States where he leads a large research group studying the interaction of the global carbon cycle with our changing climate. Author of over 100 publications in the refereed climate literature, he is a former Editor of the Journal of Climate, and was Founding Science Chair of the North American Carbon Program.

Eleanor Milne

Eleanor Milne has over 20 years of experience working on various aspects of environmental management in the agricultural and land management sectors in developing countries. For the past 13 years her work has focused on developing tools to estimate the climate change mitigation potential of land management activities in developing countries. She coordinated the Global Environment Facilities (GEF) GEFSOC project which developed a system to estimate changes in soil carbon stocks at national and sub national scale.

Objectives of the Conference

  • To promote effective gathering and dialogue among those involved in research and development activities in Climate Change Mitigation, Vulnerability, and Adaptation, nationally and internationally.
  • To make a bridge between government & non-governmental organizations concerned in such activities.
  • To create and disseminate the knowledge about Climate Change and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.
  • To make a platform for scientists and other personnel to discuss issues and policies related to Climate Change.
  • To enhance contribution to new developments in the field of Environmental Sciences through the findings and discussion of the conference.
  • To enhance contribution to new developments in the field of Environmental Sciences through the findings and discussion of the conference.

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