International Climate Change Information Programme Launch

Climate 2009 is the world´s second on-line research conference on climate
change. The event is being held on-line from 2 to 6 November 2009 and around
100 papers prepared by some of the leading researchers in the field discuss
this week the economic, social and political aspects of climate change.
Along the conference, a series of one-hour chats are discussing some topical
matters of current relevance.  Further details and registration (which is
free of any charges) are available at:
http://www.climate2009.net

During the opening of Climate 2009 in Hamburg on Monday the 2nd November
2009 the new “International Climate Change Information Programme” (ICCIP)
was launched.

The aims of the “International Climate Change Information Programme” are:

* to disseminate the latest findings from scientific research on climate
change, including elements related to its environmental, social, economic
and policy aspects in a way that allow them to be understood by the
non-specialist audience. This will take place by means of books, book
chapters, journal articles and information via the media;

* to undertake education, communication and awareness-raising projects
on matters related to climate change in both industrialised and developing
countries in cooperation with UN agencies, universities, scientific
institutions, government bodies, NGOs and other stakeholders;

* to network people and organisations ways to discuss the problems,
barriers, challenges and chances and potentials related to communication on
climate change.

Based on the fact that current internet technologies can provide a
substantial contribution in terms of disseminating information and the
latest scientific findings on climate change research in a fast and
efficient way, the “International Climate Change Information Programme” will
also strive to help to meet the demand for climate-friendly and
climate-neutral events. On-line events such as “Climate 2009” the “European
Climate Teach-In Days” will therefore be organized or a regular basis, not
as means to replace conventional, presence events, but as a complement to
them.

Last but not least, the “International Climate Change Information Programme”
will encourage more networking and information exchange and catalyse new
cooperation initiatives and possibly new projects. Further information is
available: http://www.iccip.net.

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