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Rome 2015: Science Symposium on Climate
November 19, 2015 - November 20, 2015
The Conference is hosted by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). FAO will provide its expertise to ensure that the Conference findings – which are sole responsibility of the organizers – are relevant to member countries goals of food security, sustainable natural resources management and rural development. The Conference will be held on November 19-20, 2015 at FAO Headquarter (Rome).
The Conference aims to involve scientists, researchers and policy makers to provide a focused summary of the key impacts of climate and climate change on natural and socio-economic environments, and highlight needed response actions and related policies on adaptation and mitigation activities, ahead of the UNFCCC Conference of Parties in Paris, COP21, on Dec 2015.
The main objectives of the Conference will be to summarize the Italian experience on climate research and policy action, within the international setting, and specifically:
- Highlight the most relevant results achieved by the scientific community in the field of climate research and policy
- Provide the scientific knowledge in support of evidence-based decision making in preparation of needed adaptation and mitigation strategies, with explicit linkages to food security and sustainable development goals of developing countries
- Explore future perspectives for research needs on climate change
- Provide a fruitful opportunity for dialogue, exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences within the scientific community towards policy-relevant knowledge
A statement from the Italian scientific community will be proposed during the Symposium in order to be presented at the XXI UNFCCC- Conference of the Parties in Paris.