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Scope // Sessions  //  Keynote Speakers  // Scientific Committee  // Organizing Committee // Venue  // Contact

We will to open the Vietnam Chapter of the conference in ICISE, Quy Nhon from October 11 to 15, 2021
Note that all our keynote speakers will participate.


IMPORTANT : Last update

March 8, 2021. Vietnam, whose borders remain virtually closed, is just beginning its vaccination campaign, which is scheduled to run throughout 2021. It is therefore difficult to predict the future conditions of entry into the country in October, the month scheduled for the organization of the Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific Region conference. Knowing that the conference was aimed at exchanging information, meeting and building a multidisciplinary network of researchers, the organizing committee prefers to postpone it to a later date, when the health situation allows it.
Nevertheless, in order to start writing together this great regional book, and knowing that about sixty abstracts had been submitted by Vietnamese teams in 2019, we will to open the Vietnam Chapter of the conference in Quy Nhon from October 11 to 15, 2021 in the form of an international workshop; we will gather on site the Vietnamese participants and will also welcome online keynote speakers and international participants working more specifically on Vietnam.

Scope

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the main regional climate systems of the world and is subjected to many climatic hazards (monsoon, El Niño, typhoons, flooding, drought, sea level rise, coastal erosion …). A large part of the Asia-Pacific populations lives in low altitude coastal regions and is thus strongly vulnerable to those hazards. Understanding how the Asia-Pacific regional system will be affected by climate change, from the environmental impacts to the socioeconomic aspects, is thus an important scientific issue. IRD, USTH and Rencontres du Vietnam, with the support of several institutions (AFD, French Embassy in Vietnam …), will jointly organize at ICISE (Quy Nhon, Vietnam) the international conference about “Climate change in the Asia-Pacific region: from environmental aspects to socioeconomic impacts”, from October 11 to 15, 2021.

Southeast Asia has 9% of the world population and is undergoing rapid economic and urban development, accompanied by a growing dependency on environmental resources and a strong human pressure on those resources. The conference host country Vietnam is the third most populated country in southeast Asia and is particularly vulnerable to climatic hazards.

The conference will focus on interdisciplinary studies, and will regroup specialists from all of the disciplines involved in the study of climate change impacts. Indeed, the components of the regional socio-environmental system are strongly interconnected, with interactions within the climate system, as well as between environment and society. An interdisciplinary approach is therefore fundamental to tackle the numerous issues raised by climate change.

Sessions

The program will be based on 5 main sessions :

  • S1 : The climate system
    Atmosphere, ocean, continents. Including extreme events to long term and large scale changes, marine heatwaves, changes of ENSO, changes in hydroclimate…
  • S2 : Socio-ecological systems and biodiversity
    Carbon and nutrient cycles, biogeochemical cycles, living organisms, species migrations…
  • S3 : Impacts on society
    Health, economy, demography, migrations, vulnerability, food security, water supply …
  • S4 : Adaptation, mitigation and resilience
    Gouvernance, political, social, and cultural implications; nature-based solutions; opportunities and risks…
  • S5 : From climate projections to impacts and solutions: case studies in Asia-Pacific
    Including in particular interdisciplinary approaches

Keynote Speakers

    • Kathryn Bowen, IAAS, Germany / ANU, Australia
    • Jean-Pierre Gattuso, CNRS, Sorbonne Univ., Iddri, France
    • Stephane Hallegatte, World Bank, USA
    • Jochen Hinkel, Global Climate Forum, Germany
    • Zelina Zaiton Ibrahim, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
    • Gemma Narisma, Manila Observatory, Philippines
    • Dang Kieu Nhan, Can Tho University, Vietnam
    • Taikan Oki, University of Tokyo, Japan
    • Janet Sprintall, Scripps Institution of OceanographyUC San Diego, USA
    • Yongyut Trisurat, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Scientific Committee

Marine Herrmann, IRD, France. Coordinator
Ngo Duc Thanh, USTH, Vietnam. Coordinator
Mukand S. Babel, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Kathryn Bowen, IAAS, Germany / ANU, Australia
Laura David, Univ. Philippines, Philippines
Alexis Drogoul, IRD, France/Vietnam
Etienne Espagne, AFD, France
Jean-Pierre Gattuso, CNRS, Sorbonne Univ., Iddri, France
Stéphane Hallegatte, World Bank, USA
Le Toan Thuy, CNRS, France
Benoit Meyssignac, CNES, France
Nguyen Trung Viet, Thuy Loi University, Vietnam
Sylvain Ouillon, IRD, France
Pascal Perez, Univ. of Wollongong, Australia
Janet Sprintall, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA
Annick Suzor-Weiner, Univ. Paris-Sud, France and Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie
Fredolin Tangang, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Santosh Kumar Sarkar, Univ. of Calcutta, India

Organizing Committee

Tran Thanh Van, RDV – ICISE, coordinator, France/Vietnam
Marine Herrmann, IRD, co-coordinator, France
Ngo Duc Thanh, USTH, Vietnam
Alexis Drogoul, IRD, Vietnam
Sylvain Ouillon, IRD, France
Virginie Bleitrach, AFD, Vietnam
Nguyen Huong-Hue, AFD, Vietnam
Tran Thanh Son, Rencontres du Vietnam, Vietnam
Etienne Rolland-Piegue, Ambassade de France au Vietnam

Venue

Since 1993 the “Rencontres du Vietnam“, which is an official partner of UNESCO, has organized international scientific conferences and schools to foster exchanges between Vietnamese or Asia-Pacific scientists and colleagues from other parts of the world. In order to give even more scope to this North-South cooperation, “Rencontres du Vietnam” has created The International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE), in the city of Quy Nhon (Central Vietnam).

ICISE has the ambitious objective to focus on developing Science and Education, helping young Asian students and scientists to meet with the International Science community, bringing the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge from attending lectures and sharing ideas with overseas high-level counterparts.

Contact

For questions regarding the scientific program, please contact:

Marine Herrmann ([email protected]) or Ngo Duc Thanh ([email protected])

For any administrative information, including requests for invitation letters for visa applications, please contact:
Aimie Fong ([email protected])
Secretary of the Rencontres du Vietnam
BP 33, F-91192, Gif sur Yvette, France
Tel: 33 (0)1 69 28 51 35 / 33(0)7 81 29 44 15

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