United Kingdom, October 2008 - Emerald Group Publishing Limited, the world’s leading publisher of management research, based in Bingley, UK, is proud to be the main publishing partner of the world’s first global, purely virtual climate conference, "Klima 2008 / Climate 2008". The event takes place online at www.klima2008.net from 3 - 7 November 2008. Registration is free, allowing participants to interact, access, comment and discuss a wide range of scientific papers focusing on climate change from environmental, social, economic and policy aspects.
“Klima 2008 / Climate 2008” is expected to attract around 70,000 registered users from universities, research agencies, government offices, NGOs and over 1 million users who will click in to access the latest information on climate change. 72 nations are currently represented in the conference.
The online event is organised by the Faculty of Life Sciences of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany, under the leadership of Professor Walter Leal Filho, Head of Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences".
Professor Walter Leal Filho is also the Editor of the International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management which Emerald will be launching in early 2009. He comments, “We are grateful to Emerald’s support since it will allow us to strengthen the academic relevance of the event".
In collaboration with Emerald, a “Best Paper Award” will be selected by the organisers and the scientific committee, taking into account the votes of users, among the scientific papers submitted to “Klima 2008 / Climate 2008”.
John Peters, Chief Executive of Emerald, adds: "We are delighted to support this innovative event. Climate change is a matter of concern to us all and by awarding a Best Paper Award we hope to motivate more scientific works in this field and encourage more scientists and doctoral students to publish the results of their research.”
Other partners to the Conference include the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Moreover, UNESCO declared the event to be a project of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005 to 2014).
Further details on "Klima 2008 / Climate 2008" can be seen at www.klima2008.net
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