About ICCCSDA 2017
Globally, there has been an upsurge in climate-induced hazards which threaten human life and property. This has necessitated an urgent response to support climate change mitigation and adaptation globally and Africa in particular. Efforts to address climate change issues date back to the Rio Earth conference in 1992 yet significant deficits still remain. Climate change has had substantial effects on sustainable development in Africa. Although the continent is the least contributor to greenhouse gases, it is the most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of global climatic change due to inadequate adaptive capacity. Therefore, Africa must have the highest interest in a functional climate governance framework which has the capability to improve mitigation and adaptation measures.
Against this background, the ICCCSDA seeks to create a platform for knowledge sharing which would lead to informed decision making in climate sensitive areas such as natural resources, agriculture, food and water security, energy, science and technology, and transport. The conference will assemble researchers, professionals, policymakers and development practitioners, civil society organisations and other stakeholders to deliberate on contemporary climate change and sustainable development issues that contribute towards appropriate responses, including providing support for mitigation, adaptation and technological innovations, among others. This conference is jointly organized by the Centre for Climate Change and Gender Studies (www.uenr.edu.gh/cccgs) and the Earth Observation Research and Innovation Centre (www.uenr.edu.gh/eoric) under the aegis of the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana.
The University of Energy and Natural Resources is a public university located in Sunyani, the capital of the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. Established by an Act of Parliament (ACT 830), the university has the mandate to promote the development of human resources and skills required to solve critical energy and natural resources challenges of society. It is also mandated to undertake interdisciplinary academic, research, and outreach programmes in engineering, science, economics and environmental policy. The nexus between Climate Change, Social Development and Human wellbeing is tangential to the mandate of UENR and therefore the University is proud to host such a conference.