Joint Expert Meeting of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) WGII and WGIII on Human Settlement, Water, Energy and Transport Infrastructure - Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies, 22nd to 24th March 2011, Calcutta

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeOrganizer: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Venue: Calcutta, West Bengal


Cities and other human settlements are at the forefront of climate change. As large emitters of GHG emissions, they significantly contribute to climate change. Simultaneously, due to their concentration of population and infrastructure assets, cities are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Infrastructure investments in the near future will determine the emission paths of cities in the long-run. Hence, cities are a point where adaptation is necessary and mitigation is possible, in a context of sustainable development.

This expert meeting will further explore issues related to human settlements and infrastructure as an input to the AR5 process.

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Contact Details:
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) WG II
Technical Support Unit
c/o Carnegie Institution for Science
260 Panama Street
Stanford, CA 94305,
Phone: (+1) 650-223-6929

March 22, 2011 12:00AM - March 24, 2011 12:00AM