2013 International Climate Change and Population Conference (CCPOP-Ghana2013) (CCPOP-GHANA 2013)
Organization: Regional Institute for Population Studies
Venue: University of Ghana
|Event Date/Time: Jun 03, 2013 / 12:00 pm - (GMT)||End Date/Time: Jun 07, 2013 / 8:00 pm - (GMT)|
|Registration Date: Apr 30, 2013|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 04, 2013|
|Abstract Submission Date: Mar 04, 2013|
The Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) at the University of Ghana have been at the fore-front of Development Training based on Population Studies across the African continent and beyond. In Ghana, our alumni occupy various positions across diverse institutions including industry and business.
Having identified through research that climate change poses severe risk to development, there was the need to convene a meeting of all key stakeholders from industry to policy to share lessons in breaking the huge barriers that have existed amongst potential stakeholders over the years hence this 2nd conference on climate change and population. The conference represents a call for state and non-state actors from industry including manufacturing and ICT, private businesses, and civil society to join researchers and policymakers in Accra to pursue a new agenda on threats posed to the economy by climate change.
- To bring closer the eminent threat of global warming to the doorsteps of key but forgotten stakeholders in development such as civil society, industry and business, to interact with researchers, policymakers and politicians on how to move forward.
- To share lessons of climate innovation with major stakeholders that demonstrates that scientific research if done well remains relevant to solving societal problems in the sub region.
- To contribute to bridging the research – policy – industry gaps on climate and knowledge mainstreaming into development and to encourage the participation of state and non-state actors such as private sector businesses.