International Conference on Managing Protected Areas under Climate Change
Since climate change and anthropogenic activities are challenging European habitats there is a particular need for the management of protected areas in terms of monitoring changes, the development of adaptation management strategies and flexible responses to future developments. Hence, the international conference on 'Managing Protected Areas under Climate Change' (IMPACT) is set out to meet the growing need for knowledge and experience sharing and to bring together researchers, conservation managers and policy-makers in the realm of biodiviersty conservation and climate change.
The event is aiming to provide a platform for dialogue in order to develop a better understanding of the complex impacts of climate change on biodiversity on local level and the means to adapt management in protected areas. For the conference around 150 international participants are awaited. The programme of the event includes two days of technical sessions, workshops, poster exhibits and social activities, and one day of excursions.
- Monitoring and modelling of climate-induced impacts
- Assessing sensitivity to climate change
- Actual and future management practices
- Awareness raising and stakeholder involvement
- Legal aspects and policy recommendations