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The first preliminary programme has now been completed.

You can download a final programme here

You can download a list of posters here

Programme at a glance:

Wednesday October 2nd


Reception and early registration, Town Hall

Thursday October 3rd



Auditorium 1

Auditorium 2

Auditorium 3

Auditorium 4

 Auditorium 5


Opening session




Key note speakers




Adaptation - Economy

Mitigation - 1

Resource Efficiency

Green Economy - 1



Coffee break


Adaptation - BASE FP7


Bio resources

Rebound effects



Poster session


Conference Dinner

Friday October 4th 


Auditorium 1

Auditorium 2

Auditorium 3

Auditorium 4

 Auditorium 5


Key note speaker


Adaptation - Policy


Ecosystem services - 1

Gender, energy and climate change

JPI Climate 


Coffee break


Adaptation - Humanities

Mitigation - 2

Ecosystem services - 2

Green Economy - 2



Lunch, coffee and workshops


Summary of workshops and closing





Plenary sessions

The first conference day will begin with an opening and a plenary session with invited key note speakers.

Speakers in the opening session:

Key-note speakers:

Contributed sessions

Individually submitted abstracts within the conference themes have been organised into the following sessions:

  • Climate Action - Mitigation 1+2
  • Climate Action - Adaptation 1, 2 and 3
  • Resource efficiency
  • Bio-resources
  • Ecosystem services 1+2
  • Green Economy 1+2

Special sessions

In addition to the contributed sessions, a number of special sessions has been proposed, including bot scientific sessions as well as round-table discussions. These special sessions have been selected. A more detailed description is available here.

BASE FP7: Models and case studies in support of adaptation policy development in Europe.
Chair: Hans Sanderson, Aarhus University, Denmark
The session consists of 5 scientfic presentations

LIAISE FP7: NoE for an improved use of impact assessment in policy development 
Chair: Jacques Jansen, Alterra, The Netherlands
The session include presentations as well as a roundtable discussion. See more on the website www.liaise-noe.eu

Joint Programming Initiative on Climate:  Providing scientific knowledge for the benefit of society
Chair: Silvio Gualdi, Head of the Climate SERVICE division at CMCC-Euro Mediterranean Center on Climate Change.
The session includes presentation of JPI Climate as well as a discussion on knowledge gaps

Gender, energy and climate change: Advancing research & practice in gender, energy and climate change across and beyond Europe.
Chairs: Susan Buckingham and Ines de Sanchez Madariaga
This is a roundtable discussion. Further details about the project can be found at:www.cost.eu/about_cost/governance/genderste

Rebound effects: New perspectives on a phenomenon known for almost 150 years
Chairs: Martin Soland, Universität Zürich and Anja Peters, Fraunhofer ISI.
The session consists of 5 scientfic presentations

Afromaison: Strategies for integrated natural resources management in Africa in order to adapt to the consequences of climate change.

Workshops on research needs

The last part of the conference will include facilitated topical workshops, where proposals will be formed for future research needs in an open process. Here researchers will discuss how the input from the scientific sessions can be organised, prioritised and worded in order to be used as input to the future work programme of Horizon 2020. Representatives of PEER institutes will lead the writing process after the conference, but workshop participants will be consulted in the process, before the final position papers are delivered to the European Commission by PEER in November 2013.

Reception and dinner

The conference will begin with an optional welcoming session and early registration in the evening of Wednesday October 2nd. (Venue tbd)

The conference dinner will be held on Thursday October 3rd at 19:30 h. at the venue Turbinehallen, Kalkværksvej 12, Aarhus C.


Presenting authors can find more information on the practical details in our Guide for presenting authors