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Group Action on Climate Change Conference 11 (GACC Conference 11)
09.05.2011 - 13.5.2011 

Place: London, United Kingdom

Background
The financial, food, fuel and climate crises are individually seriousissues, but in combination their impact could be catastrophic for theglobal economy. Perhaps we stand at a crossroads. Even as we move intoa global economic downturn there are growing calls for an accelerated transformation towards low carbon and resource productive economies. To move forward will require new and more efficient solutions, technologies and products alongside behavioral change. Climate changeis now universally recognized as a significant global environmental challenge and as a consequence, debate over the measures needed totackle climate change has moved up to the top of the agenda amongst civil society, business and government. The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009 will highlight themajor challenges and opportunities associated with climate change as we move towards post 2012 carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction targets. In October 2008, the UK raised the bar by announcing a target of cutting CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. Innovation will be a core part of theway forward. The Stern Review underlined that increased investment in R&D and innovation could significantly reduce CO2 emissions and wehave seen more than $5 billion of venture capital invested in cleantech worldwide since January 2007 (Source: Ernst & Young). However, we need to create much better international, national and regional structures and systems to adapt to climate change as well those tostimulate, nurture and progress new low carbon ideas through R&D to commercialization and the marketplace. A new system is needed that fosters sustainable, low carbon and resource productive innovation - short, medium and long-term. Designers, innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, consumers and governments all have a role to play inthe change that is needed.
Concept
GACC Conference 11 themed “Impacts of High Resolution Climatology on Sustainable Development, Climate Change Policy and Markets willprovide a platform to discuss the future opportunities and challenges related to the design, development and commercialization of low carbon innovation, technologies, products and services. GACC Conference 11 will include invited and refereed papers from academics, consultants, entrepreneurs, investors, technology providers, designers, sustainability, environment and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) managers as well as other business functions. The event will be aunique learning experience, networking space and an opportunity to think. Delegates will come globally from companies, entrepreneurs, as well as academia, government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The conference is supported by an international Advisory Board.
Conference topics
GACC Conference 11 welcomes conceptual and research-based papers covering sustainable innovation, technology, product and servicedesign and development. Papers focused on low carbon solutions and sustainable innovations related to the following topics are particularly welcomed:
•Global Warming and Climate Change and the Oceans
•Sustainable Environment, Health and Development
•Carbon & GHG Management
•Extreme Events and Impacts Assessment
•Greenhouse Gas & Ecosystems
•Human Health in a Changing Climate
•Agricultural and Forestry Resources Management
•Clean Energy Technology
•Low GHG Transportation
•Education: Global Change & Sustainable Development
•Case studies
Submission details
Conference papers: please email to callforpapers@msn.com, fax or email up to 500 words describing your proposed paper by deadline 25th April, 2011. The paper will then be sent to the Advisory Board for evaluation and authors will be given feedback on or before 2nd May, 2011 the deadline for paper acceptance. Please only submit abstracts if you have registered for the conference. Registration is free of charge.
Contact
For more information on GACC Conference 11 please contact:
Dr John McGregor
Conference Chair
213 High Street North, London, E6 1JG
London , United Kingdom.
Ph: +44 702 405 4126
Fax: +44 845 114 5070
Email: callforpapers@msn.com




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