Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES) 4th Edition
Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES) 4th Edition

IEREK Conference

  • 12, Jun / 13, Jun 2024
  • Online Conference
Conference Email
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Introduction

While climate change is unavoidable as some of the shifts in temperature and weather patterns may be natural and categorized as long-term, we cannot deny the role that humans have played in speeding up this inevitable process. Climate change has become a topic of focus where people have come to realize that future generations will suffer the consequences of our actions that are reflected onto the ongoing increase in intensity or frequency of natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, droughts, and wildfires.

The burning of fossil fuels is one of the main causes of said climate change where the burning of fossil fuels such as oil, coal, and gas generate greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions can be viewed as a blanket that covers the Earth, which in turn traps the sun’s heat and raises temperatures where according to the United Nations, the past decade has been the warmest decade on record. They also make it a point to clarify that while people may think that climate change only impacts temperatures, that it is not the case. While climate change does indeed cause an increase in temperatures, it is not the only thing impacted. Earth has a very complex system where everything is connected, like the butterfly effect, the tiniest wind in the East could cause a storm in the West.

Many countries and individuals are actively trying to play their part in hopes of getting a handle on this matter. Many have been switching their energy systems from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources like solar or wind in hopes of decreasing the produced emissions that are impacting the Earth. While that is a good start, it may not be enough. It is imperative that we take further steps to get a handle on this before it is too late.

In that regard, IEREK aims to do its part by planning its 4th international conference on Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES) in hopes of encouraging scientists, researchers, and environmental enthusiasts to come together to better understand the issue at hand and to discuss potential solutions to help us get a step closer to making substantial change and hopefully, save our planet for future generations to come.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

    1.1 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Measurements

    1.2 Climate Related Disasters and Reduction

    1.3 Visualization and Assessment of Risks and Vulnerabilities

    1.4 The Impact of Climate Change on Health and Well-being

    1.5 Ecosystem Service and Carbon Sequestration

    1.6 Sustainable Transport and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

    1.7 Sustainable Building and Construction

    1.8 Industry Decarbonization and Economic Growth

    1.9 Renewable and Clean Energy Potential and Implementation

    1.10 Environmental, Economic, and Social Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation

  • 2. Sustainable Urban-Rural Planning and Design

    2.1 Climate Change and Regional Economic Development

    2.2 Territorial Spatial Planning and Carbon Neutrality

    2.3 Urban Overheating Mitigation and Adaptation

    2.4 Water Sensitive Urban Design

    2.5 Smart Development for Urban Habitats

    2.6 Sustainable Land Use and Planning

    2.7 Low-carbon Cities and Communities

    2.8 Wind Sensitive Urban Planning and Design

    2.9 Nature-based Solutions

    2.10 Urban Morphology and Environmental Performance

    2.11 Innovative Technologies, Models, Methods, and Tools for Spatial Planning

  • 3. Decarbonization of Built Environments

    3.1 Climate Related Impacts on the Built Environment

    3.2 Health and Wellbeing of Occupants

    3.3 Energy, Materials, and Water Demand

    3.4 Assessment Methods, Systems, and Tools

    3.5 Sustainable Energy, Materials, and Water Systems

    3.6 Energy Efficiency Design Technologies and Appliances

    3.7 Smart Technology and Sustainable Operations

    3.8 Uptake and Integration of Clean Energy

    3.9 Innovative Materials for Carbon Reduction and Environmental Regulation

    3.10 Building Demolition and Material Recycling and Reusing

    3.11 Sustainable Building Retrofitting and Assessment

  • 4. Climate Related Governance and Challenges

    4.1 Targets, Pathways and Roadmaps Towards Carbon Neutrality

    4.2 Pathways for Climate Resilience and Future Sustainability

    4.3 Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions for Climate Resilience

    4.4 Climate Change Governance Coalitions (Networks) Development and Challenges

    4.5 Co-benefits and Synergies Between Adaptation and Mitigation Measures

    4.6 Conflicts and Trade-offs Between Adaptation and Mitigation Measures

    4.7 Mapping, Accounting, and Trading Carbon Emissions

    4.8 Governance Models, Policies, Regulations, and Programmes

    4.9 Financing Urban Climate Change Mitigation

    4.10 Education, Policy, and Advocacy of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

    4.11 Covid-19 and Similar Crisis Impacts and Lessons