ICARUS is delighted to invite your participation in the second ICARUS meeting to be held at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment on May 5 through 8, 2011. ICARUS-II follows on the highly successful ICARUS-I meeting organized in February 2010 at the University of Illinois. The theme of the ICARUS-II meeting is “Vulnerability and Adaptation: Focus - Marginal Peoples and Environments.” The ICARUS-II main conference will be accompanied by additional workshops on vulnerability and adaptation research methods, policy interventions, and state of adaptation research. The meeting and workshops are intended to expand and deepen dialogue and research on the subjects of climate vulnerability and adaptation. ICARUS is particularly interested to draw young scholars and advanced graduate students into the discussions at our meetings. Vulnerability and adaptation are key concepts in the social science literature on climate change. They have long inter-linked histories. Scholars of development, disaster management and mitigation, hunger, famine, and migration, and ecological systems have contributed insights on the meanings and drivers of vulnerability. Development of systematic ideas about adaptation continues to occur in a variety of fields – in both the ecological and the social sciences. The ways these writings are applicable to understanding and intervening in climate-related stresses, crises and responses remain vigorous arenas of query and debate. In recent years there have been many calls (by IPCC, NSF, Stern Review and others) for greater social science engagement in climate research. ICARUS responds to these calls.
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The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) held a training session on gender and climate change for Fiji officers from government ministries and NGOs. It aimed at strengthening participants' understanding of the gender analysis approach so that they could apply it in the context of climate change. According to SPC, understanding the different roles of women, men, youth and children, is critical to reducing vulnerability and enhancing resilience to the impacts of climate change. The workshop aimed to enhance understanding of these differing roles, enabling participants to identify effective interventions for the improved management of limited resources in the face of a changing climate. The workshop was organized by the SPC/German International Development Cooperation (GIZ) programme, Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Region.
The 24th Ph.D. Workshop on International ClimatePolicy will be held at Albert-Ludwigs-UniversityFreiburg (ALU) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems Freiburg (ISE), in Germanyfrom May 3 to May 4. The ICP workshops series isorganized twice a year under the auspices of theEuropean Ph.D. Network on International ClimatePolicy. It aims to offer doctoral candidates theopportunity to present their research ideas andresults, receive feedback, and exchange informationand assistance in an informal setting. PhD studentsfrom all disciplines working on topics relevant toclimate policy are invited to submit applications. The24th ICP workshop will cover topics of relevance forclimate change mitigation and adaptation, such aspolicy instruments, carbon markets, science-policyinterface, climate and development, renewableenergy and forests in a changing climate, as wellas climate change negotiations and post-Kyotogovernance architectures. Participation is free ofcharge, but workshop participants are expected tocover their travel and accommodation expenses.