The story of adaptation to climate change in the UNFCCC. Risk and Uncertainty lecture with Dr. Saleemul Huq

June 24, 2015 | 16:00 h - 17:00 h

We cordially invite you to our next lecture in the “Risk and Uncertainty for Sustainable Development“ series with

Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Independent University, Bangladesh,

onThe story of adaptation to climate change in the UNFCCC”.

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Venue: Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung / Center for Development Research (ZEF), Walter-Flex-Straße 3, 53113 Bonn (see <link>map). Right conference room.

Chair: Joachim von Braun, ZEF-Director

Discussant: Jakob Rhyner, Director UNU-EHS

Information about the speaker:

Dr Saleemul Huq is the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) and is also a Lead Author on Adaptation in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and an Adviser on Adaptation to the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group in the climate change negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He will relate about his involvement in both science and global policy making on Adaptation to Climate Change in the IPCC and UNFCCC, respectively.

This lecture is part of the joint seminar series "Risk and Uncertainty for Sustainable Development", of the Center for Development Research (ZEF), the United Nations University- Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC).


Background information on the “Risk and Uncertainty for Sustainable Development” series
In this seminar series we address opportunities, risks and uncertainties for development. Uncertainty, i.e. the unknown unknowns, is a particular challenge. Risk and uncertainty have become a focal topic among development researchers, policy makers and practitioners as worldwide, economy and ecology have been assailed by a series of global crises: financial crisis, high and volatile food and oil price, and/or climate change. These crises present threats to development and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The understanding, mitigating and controlling of risk and uncertainty is far from being understood. The seminar series provides a forum for agenda setting and discussion on related themes with leading experts in this field of research and policy.

We are looking forward to receiving you at ZEF.


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