The Global Land Project third Open Science Meeting (GLP 3rd OSM 2016), to be held from 24-27th October 2016 at China National Convention Center in Beijing aims at bringing together the Land System Science community to present, discuss and foster progress towards a sustainable land use future.
Our guest editor of special issue "Dynamics of Land-Use/Cover Change under a Changing Climate"(http://www.mdpi.com/journal/climate/special_issues/climate_land-cover_impact), Dr. Maoyi Huang is the organizer of the following session:
T1 S18-Progress in quantifying impacts of land use and land cover change in a changing climate using an Earth system modeling approach
In this session, we seek contributions on quantifying the effects of LULCC on water/carbon/nutrient cycling, water-food-energy nexus, ecosystem health and services, and regional and global climate through applying ESMs or its components at local, regional, and global scales. Studies on ESM development, including efforts on developing individual modules, coupling among modules to better understand feedbacks, and assembling datasets for parameterizing and benchmarking ESMs, are also welcome.
Climate change is one of the most important environmental, social and economic issues facing the world. Some impacts such as higher temperatures, more intense floods, and droughts have now become inevitable. The impacts are most severe for the global poor, and South Asia is one of the regions most affected. We must plan for and adapt to minimize the negative impacts and enhance natural systems and human well-being. Maintaining crop production to feed a growing population during a period of climate change is a great challenge. Climate-smart agriculture seeks to achieve short- and-long-term agricultural development priorities in the face of climate change and serve as a bridge to other development priorities.
This three-day international conference will focus on innovative approaches from the physical and social sciences to support human development, particularly in South Asia, which faces serious climate hazards along with food, water, and soil management and environmental justice challenges. This conference will bring together world experts and provide a synthesis of the current state of knowledge in order to deliver a set of findings for best practices in climate-smart agriculture based on multi-disciplinary science. This conference will take stock of the global science and best practices concerning climate-smart agriculture and identify key priorities for further study and government and private-sector action in dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders.
The conference will stress innovative applications of scientific and technical research and development to promote rural enterprise and broad-based improvements in health, nutrition, and living standards. We invite scientists, government officials, and development workers in nonprofit and for-profit enterprises, and all other stakeholders to learn about and discuss promising new approaches for integrating science, technology, policy, and action.
Submission of abstract: 31st Aug 2016
Communication of acceptance of abstract: 15th Sept 2016
Early bird registration: 30th November 2016
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An international scientific conference of the journal Sustainability under the patronage of the University of Basel, University of the Western Cape, University of Cape Town and the National Research Foundation of the Republic of South Africa.