Second global online conference on climate change / request for media partners

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The CLIMATE 2009 organizers kindly invite you to check out the conference site, find newest climate knowledge and interact with climate experts and participants:

Up to one million users from all over the world discuss climate change on the internet / Call for participation by Hamburg’s University of Applied Sciences

When scientists from all over the world talk about climate change, it often causes unnecessary CO2 emissions due to air travel and air-conditioned hotels. The Faculty of Life Sciences of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences therefore hosts “Climate 2009”, the second worldwide climate conference on the internet, which is guaranteed climate-friendly: http://www.climate2009.net/

The conference introduces you to the latest findings on scientific research on climate change and focuses on economic, social and political aspects of climate change. The hosts of the conference expect more than 100 papers to be submitted; photos and graphs will illustrate the texts. Special discussion fora and chat rooms will provide direct interaction with the contributing authors and participants. Short video podcasts feature the impacts of climate change in differente regions of the world. A climate studies library provides background information, and international climate projects will be showcased. The congress will be held in English and German, participation is free of charge.

Enter www.climate2009.net from 2nd to 6th November 2009 and read about new projects and innovative initiatives being undertaken in both industrialised and developing countries. Up to one million users from all over the world are expected to participate in “Climate 2009”. “Our climate conference is an important step into the future”, says Professor Walter Leal, chair of the congress. “We must use technology in order to preserve the climate.”

Patron of the conference is the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Dr. Michel Jarraud. Renowned partners of “Climate 2009” are the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and many more.

The success of last year’s conference encouraged the hosts to hold yet another worldwide event. In 2008, the conference was the world's first online scientific meeting on climate change and had more than one million page impressions with participants from over 162 countries. Like last year, the conference promises intriguing discussions: Santiago de Chile’s University presented its project on environmental education, Vietnamese scientists described the effects of forest clearance and German researchers introduced their estimations for future energy demand until 2050.

Contact:
Franziska Mannke
Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences", Faculty of Life Sciences
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Lohbruegger Kirchstraße 65, 21033 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49-40-42875-6324, Fax : +49-40-42875-6499
e-mail: franziska.mannke@haw-hamburg.de
www.haw-hamburg.de/ftz-als.html