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date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 15:34:00 +0100
from: Merylyn McKenzie Hedger <merylyn.hedgeratXYZxyzip.org.uk>
subject: FW: Climate Change Communication - An International Conference
to: "Mike Hulme (E-mail)" <m.hulmeatXYZxyz.ac.uk>



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger.StreetatXYZxyzgc.ca [SMTP:Roger.Street@ec.gc.ca]
> Sent: 25 August 1999 15:29
> To: merylyn.hedgeratXYZxyzip.org.uk
> Subject: RE: Climate Change Communication - An International
> Conference
>
> I also enjoyed the discussions and look forward to some stronger
> cooperation
> between the UKCIP and our Group.
>
> In terms of the October 7th date, the conflicting meeting (I am a co-host)
> on extremes in the context of climate change (see attached
> pre-announcement), which I mentioned during our meeting in London, has
> been
> set for October 6-8 in Atlanta, Georgia. I have contacted Tony Socci to
> advise him of the conflict and he indicated that there may be some
> difficulties at his end also. He said that he would be contacting you
> shortly.
>
> In terms of the "Bristol" contact, I have just learned that David has
> moved
> to London. His contact information is:
>
> David Demeritt
> Dept. of Geography
> Kings College London
> Email (until 15 September 1999): david_demerittatXYZxyzt.maine.edu
> after that D.DemerittatXYZxyzstol.ac.uk
>
>
> Roger
> Director
> Adaptation and Impacts Research Group
> (formerly known as Environmental Adaptation Research Group)
> Atmospheric Environment Service
> 4905 Dufferin Street
> Downsview, Ontario M3H 5T4
> Telephone: 416 739-4271
> Fax: 416 739-4297
> e-mail: roger.streetatXYZxyzgc.ca
> website: www1.tor.ec.gc.ca/earg
>
> Attachment:
> ANNOUNCEMENT
>
> United States - Canada Symposium on
> North American Climate Change and Weather Extremes
>
> WHERE: Atlanta, Georgia
>
> WHEN: October 6-8, 1999
>
> SPONSORS: Global Change Research Program, Environmental Protection
> Agency
> National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
> Atmospheric Environment Service, Environment Canada
>
> PURPOSE. This symposium is designed to foster dialogue (1) between the
> impacts modeling and the climate modeling communities and (2) between the
> climate modeling and the computer hardware communities. The goal is to
> identify existing capabilities and additional needs in the modeling of
> weather extremes. The ultimate objective is to improve our ability to
> assess the impacts of extreme weather that affected stakeholders most care
> about. This symposium will (1) review current capacities for identifying
> weather extremes in the climate system; (2) assess current understandings
> of
> the relationship between weather extremes, climate variability, and
> climate
> change; (3) examine the vulnerabilities of American and Canadian societies
> to weather extremes; and (4) determine what steps are required to advance
> modeling and assessment of weather extremes.
>
> PARTICIPANTS. The symposium is designed to attract scientists and
> stakeholders who can move these issues forward within their respective
> communities. Scientists from a variety of fields and disciplines,
> including
> climate modeling, climatology, impacts assessment, and computer hardware
> development will meet alongside representatives from the insurance
> industry,
> public health officials and managers of water resources, air quality,
> transportation systems, and public utilities.
>
> PRODUCT. The symposium will develop an agenda for future actions for
> climate modelers, impacts modelers, and the computer industry.
> Proceedings
> of the meeting will include a synthesis of the research agenda identified
> by
> symposium participants, papers commissioned for the meeting, and summaries
> of discussions from each of the symposium working groups.
>
> CONTACTS
> Joel Scheraga
> U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
> 202/564-3385, fax 202/565-0075; scheraga.joelatXYZxyz.gov
>
> Janet Gamble
> U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
> 202/564-3387, fax 202/565-0075; gamble.janetatXYZxyz.gov
>
> Roger Street
> Atmospheric Environment Service, Environment Canada
> 416/739-4271, fax 416/739-4297; roger/street@ec.gc.ca
>
> William Bolhofer
> NOAA National Weather Service
> 301/713-1611, fax 301/587-4524; william.bolhoferatXYZxyza.gov
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Merylyn McKenzie Hedger [mailto:merylyn.hedger@ukcip.org.uk]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 1999 3:01 PM
> To: Roger.StreetatXYZxyzgc.ca
> Subject: RE: Climate Change Communication - An International Conference
>
>
> Thanks- good to see you, what about 7th October and the Bristol contact?
> Merylyn
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Roger.StreetatXYZxyzgc.ca [SMTP:Roger.Street@ec.gc.ca]
> > Sent: 24 August 1999 18:00
> > To: penny_Bramwell@detr.gsi.gov.uk; merylyn.hedgeratXYZxyz.ox.ac.uk
> > Subject: Climate Change Communication - An International Conference
> >
> > As promised.
> >
> > CALL FOR PAPERS
> > >
> > >'Climate Change Communication'
> > >An International Conference
> > >
> > >June 22 to 24, 2000
> > >Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
> > >
> > >Hosted by
> > >Environment Canada and the University of Waterloo
> > >
> > >Communication is an integral link in the science-policy process. There
> > has
> > >been little collaboration among those stakeholders involved in
> > >communicating
> > >climate change issues -- educators, business leaders, politicians,
> > >government agencies, non-governmental organizations, researchers, the
> > >general public, native communities and the media. The aim of this
> > >conference
> > >is to improve the capacity for climate change communication. It will
> > >provide
> > >a forum for experts and practitioners to:
> > >- Advance the current state of knowledge in climate change
> communication
> > >- Improve the effectiveness of climate change communication programs
> > >- Increase collaborations within the climate change community
> > >- Establish and maintain an international climate change communication
> > >network
> > >
> > >We invite you to submit abstracts for the following types of
> > presentations:
> > >(1) oral addresses, (2) workshop themes, and (3) poster displays.
> > >Particularly encouraged are those that address one or more of the
> > following
> > >themes.
> > >
> > >1. Stakeholder Perceptions / Understanding of Climate Change
> > >- Status of stakeholders' understanding, attitudes and perceptions of
> > >climate change
> > >- Comparison of stakeholders - locally, nationally, internationally
> > >
> > >2. Raising Awareness of Climate Change
> > >- Scientific uncertainty and the credibility of information sources
> > >- Temporal and spatial scales of climate change impacts
> > >-� Integration of climate change issues with other economic,
> > environmental,
> > >social and political initiatives
> > >-The media's role in shaping perceptions and awareness
> > >- The role of educators and academic curricula
> > >- Initiatives to increase community awareness and/or influence decision
>
> > >makers
> > >
> > >3. Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Action
> > >-� Environmental ethics and personal responsibility
> > >-� The role of effective communication in changing behaviour
> > >- Lessons learned from risk communication, environmental education, and
> > >social marketing
> > >- Strategies to engage the public
> > >
> > >Abstracts should be 200 to 500 words in length and must be submitted by
> > >December 15, 1999. Abstracts can be submitted by e-mail to
> > >c3confer@fes.uwaterloo.ca. Authors are encouraged however, to submit
> > their
> > >abstracts in electronic form through the World Wide Web using the
> > >submission
> > >form located at http://geognt.uwaterloo.ca/c3confer/. Please indicate
> > >whether the abstract is for an oral, workshop or poster presentation.
> > >Further details about the conference are available at the above web
> > >address.
> > >
> > >Authors will be notified by January 15, 2000 about acceptance for
> > >presentation. Final copies of papers -- not exceeding 4000 words --
> must
> >
> > >be
> > >submitted by April 15, 2000 to ensure publication in a symposium
> > >proceedings.
> > >
> > >On behalf of the organizing committee,I thank-you for your
> participation
> > >and
> > >look forward to seeing you at the conference.
> > >
> > >
> > >Sincerely,
> > >
> > >Brenda Jones
> > >c/o Organizing Committee
> > >University of Waterloo / Environment Canada
> >
> > Thank you for making and taking time with me while in London.
> >
> > Roger Street
> > Director
> > Adaptation and Impacts Research Group
> > (formerly known as Environmental Adaptation Research Group)
> > Atmospheric Environment Service
> > 4905 Dufferin Street
> > Downsview, Ontario M3H 5T4
> > Telephone: 416 739-4271
> > Fax: 416 739-4297
> > e-mail: roger.streetatXYZxyzgc.ca
> > website: www1.tor.ec.gc.ca/earg

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