The third edition of World Conference on Climate Change & Sustainability will provide an opportunity to focus attention on the opportunities, challenges and solutions towards net zero worldwide. It will follow up on the first and second edition, held in 2022 and 2023 in Frankfurt and Rome respectively. Climate Week 2024 aims to accelerate collaboration and integrate climate action into global pandemic recovery. Building forward opens an opportunity to address social inequalities and invest in sustainability development that is good for humanity and nature.
Joining this year’s Climate Week 2024 Barcelona event you’ll learn how people are affected by climate change – from Midwest farmers to coastal residents and urban dwellers. Everyone is a climate stakeholder. You’ll also learn about the people who are finding solutions to climate change, and you’ll get ideas of how to take action to help address climate change.
You’ll have the chance to meet other Climate Leaders and build a network of fellow activists to support you in the work ahead. Because we’re all in this fight together – and that’s how we’ll win. Together
The stated goal of the conference is to “to provide a discussion forum for global leaders undertaking research on climate and climate change in an array of disciplines, including atmospheric, biological, earth and ocean sciences, social sciences and environment.”
As Vice President Gore likes to say, “We must, we can, and we will solve the climate crisis.” At the conference, you’ll learn how acting now to swiftly transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy can dramatically limit global warming.
Discover the compelling scientific evidence confirming that today’s climate change is a result of human actions. While the climate has naturally evolved throughout Earth’s history, the current warming trend is unprecedented and poses significant vulnerabilities. The conference delves into actionable strategies to decelerate this rapid climate change, emphasizing that both global initiatives and individual efforts can make a meaningful impact.
Climate Week 2024 is meticulously designed to assemble a diverse array of exploration and case studies from across the globe. It offers contemporaneous sessions, providing numerous networking opportunities to engage with leading experts, including organizations, agencies, business leaders, scientists, global and regional companies, investors, academia, entrepreneurs, and more. The focus is on fostering discussions and collaborative efforts to address the climate crisis through sustainable business solutions, disruptive technology, and advanced knowledge.
By participating in Climate Week Barcelona, you are not only catalyzing change but also shaping the future and leading the charge toward a sustainable world. This global event provides a unique platform for professionals to actively engage in the forefront of global conversations on climate change. Don’t miss the chance to sign up and contribute to the collective efforts aimed at creating a more sustainable and resilient future.
Province of Livorno, Italy
Irene Nicotra is the responsible of the special project unit “ELBA Island” and deputy member of the monitoring committee - European cooperation pro-gramme IT-FR maritime 2021-2027 with Province of Livorno. Her responsibilities include strategic development, local public transport and development functions, coordinating the technical committee of the intercommunal coordination on European Policies (SAPE - European Policy Associated Service) and the provincial territorial office for the management of local public transport.
Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
Eeva Kuntsi-Reunanen works as a senior researcher in the Weather and Climate Change Impact Research unit at Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). She is currently acting as a head of Climate Change and Innovation Research group at FMI. The focus of the group is on reconciling climate change and innovation-oriented research with predictions and views of the future foresight studies. The group examines impacts of weather and climate change for mitigation and adaptation policies and efforts, with emphasis on the economic dimension. Kuntsi-Reunanen has a PhD in Economic Geography. Before her career in FMI, Kuntsi-Reunanen used to work at the Finland Futures Research Centre on energy and climate policy related issues. Her fields of expertise are CO2 emissions and intensity development, scenario and model development and burden sharing as well as future emission targets. Currently she works on issues related on economics and impacts of climate change.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA
Jia-Zhong Zhang is a principal Investigator working at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Miami, Florida, USA. He developed novel analytical techniques to quantify nutrient content in natural environments. He study the land source of plant nutrient (N, P, Si) input to the coastal waters and biogeochemical cycles of nutrient in coupled with carbon and oxygen in the ocean. He has published 80 scientific papers on nutrient biogeochemistry. He currently serves as an editorial board member for Scientific Reports.
George Mason University, USA
John J. Qu is Professor, Geography and GeoInformation Science, George Mason University, USA. His research projects include land, water and atmosphere environmental remote sensing, and will involve collaborations with international partners. His major research focus is already underway to develop integrated early warning and decision-support systems for sustainable Water-Energy-Food-Health (WEFH) Nexus.
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Prof. Dr. Akos Mesterhazy is a research professor and full memkber of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is working in the Cereal Research non-profit Ltd. since 1972, Szeged, a research unit of the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences Gödöllő, Hungary. His main research topic is the resistance of the cereals to the toxigenic fungi, with strong food safety aspects. The scientific results were published in 80 papers in international journals. In recent years the reorganization of the production chain is in the focus. The huge losses during production and storage should be significantly decreased and the production chain should be organized organized as a unit not to waste valuable grain. Even a total control is not possible, the reduction of total waste by 25% would make it possible to feed another 3-4 billion people.
National Research Council, Italy
Giuliana Quattrone is a senior researcher in Urban planning for the National Research Council. Architect, Doctor of research, Phd in Territorial Planning, enabled to the status of associate professor. She carries out an academic and professional activity in the field of environmental spatial planning. She attended international masters and postgraduate courses both in Italy and Europe (European Master in Environmental Management, at Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeise de Arlon, European Master in environmental engineering and management at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Master in Management and Evaluation of Integrated Territorial Systems at University of Reggio Calabria) She received several grants of research from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to carry out research at international scientific institutions. She did research activity at Czech Technical University of Praha, National Technology University of Athens, Polytechnic Fédérale School of Lausanne, University Savaria of Szombathey, Cyprus University of Nicosia.
University of California, USA
Isabella Velicogna is a Professor of Earth System Sciences at the University of California Irvine and a Faculty Part time at NASA/Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA. She uses novel geophysical methods and satellite remote sensing techniques to understand the physical processes governing ice sheet mass balance and the hydrologic cycle of high latitude regions, with an emphasis on time-variable gravity from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission, follow-on gravity missions, and other geophysical data (GPS, precipitation reanalysis, laser altimetry, regional climate models, and in situ observations).
University of Calabria, Italy
Prof. Patrizia Piro is a Full Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of University of Calabria (Italy). She is currently Vice-Rector of University of Calabria (Italy) and chair of the "Urban Hydraulic Center Studies (CSDU)" in Italy. Her research principally focuses on urban water management, with main focus on real time control of urban drainage networks and on LID (Low Impact Development) systems implementation. Her main interests are: combined sewer overflows, water pollution, flood risk mitigation, water saving, urban stormwater management, water treatment, urban drainage, low impact development, soil science, experimental analysis, and numerical modeling. She is currently: Guest Editor of Special Issue "Innovative, Smart and Sustainable Solutions for Urban Storm water Management" in Water (an Open Access Journal by MDPI); Guest Editor of Special Issue "Sustainable Urban Stormwater Management" in Sustainability (an Open Access Journal by MDPI); Guest Editor of Special Issue "Soil–Water–City Nexus in Urban Environment: Experimental Investigations and Numerical Analysis in Urban Hydrology Science" in Hydrology (an Open Access Journal by MDPI); Guest Editor of Special Issue "Climate Change Impacts on Urban Stormwater Management" in Atmosphere (an Open Access Journal by MDPI). Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende, Italy.
Maurizio Filippo Acciarri, is associate professor of Physics at UNIMIB. His research is mainly addressed to the study of photovoltaic cells and more generally to the physical aspects of energy efficiency and energy storage. In this area, he studied CO2 capture from industrial fumes and use. He is the coordinator of the GEM (Green Energy Management) Summer School and is president of the international network "SILKWAY - Energy, Connectivity, Environment, People" made up of universities, local and international stakeholders and other external partners from Europe and Central Asia.
He participates to the Network for the Sustainable Development of Universities energy working group as a contact for UNIMIB for the energy sector and he is the coordinator of the Energy Committee of the Milano-Bicocca University. Since 2019 he has been a member of the Institutional Research Committee of the National Energy Cluster as a representative of physicists (Physics for energy).
Conference starts will some guest talk followed by Keynote speeches by several renowned personalities.
The topics for this session, will be: Climate Change & Climatology and Climate Change Challenges
Here, discussion would be on Evidence of Climate Changes and Global Warming Effects & Causes
Presentation topics: Climate Change & Extreme Weather and Climate Change & Health
Climate Change: Biodiversity Scenarios
Day 2 starts with Keynote presentation from eminent people in the field of Climate Change and other related fields.
Carbon Cycle and CO2 Capture & Sequestration
CO2 Responsible Climate Change?
Risks of Climate Change and Climate Hazards
Energy Policy and Economics of Climate Change
Day 3 Starts with 5-7 Keynote Talks from multinational speakers.
Effective Adaptation and Sustainability & Climate Change
Ocean & Climate Change and Pollution & its Effects on Climate
Climate Change & Health and Renewable Energy to Mitigate Climate Change
Solutions for Climate Change
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