Symposium on Climate Change in collaboration with the City of Hasselt
Mar 23, 2017 14.00 uur - 21.00 uur
Symposium on Climate Change and Climate Adaptation. The consequences of climate changes in the South. How do we protect our (development) projects?
By the end of 2016, the United Nations confirmed 2016 as the hottest year on record. Global climate is changing and we must deal with that in two ways. On one hand we need to reduce our carbon emissions on a global scale, and on the other hand we need to adapt to the impacts of climate change on a local scale.
It is known that there are major climate changes in the South as well, and therefore it is important that 4th pillar organisations, active in development cooperation in the South, intensify their efforts in the fight against climate change. The city of Hasselt wants to support its 4th pillar organisations by integrating climate adaptation within their projects. This creates interesting results which we want to share and discuss with other communities in Flanders and various actors in the field of development cooperation.
On Thursday 23th of March the city of Hasselt and Hasselt University are organising a symposium. The symposium includes a series of presentations during which experts clarify their view based on a range of interesting examples.