Sixth (6 th ) International Climate Change and Population Conference on Africa
23 – 25 July 2018
Venue & Location
The Future We Do Not Want
The International Climate Change and Population Conference on Africa [CCPOP-Ghana] is University of Ghana grown conference that harmonises ideas and lessons by scientists globally to benefit the African continent. The home of the conference is the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), a centre of excellence in demography, population health and environment.
Climatic hazards are increasingly becoming common features of society globally amidst heightened demographic and social change, as well as spatial development. These have resulted in tensions in human-dominated landscapes because climate change policy regimes failed to relevantly integrate climate change actions into local governance, putting several populations at risk of disease, hunger, migration and poverty to mention a few. The United Nations estimates that the world’s population that will live in urban landscapes will hit 2.4 billion people in cities alone by the year 2040.
Recent milestones of the environment attest to the urgent need to address climate change, population and development related nuances, for which the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction Framework, and the Paris Climate Agreement have brought momentum to the discussions. As the conference theme “The Future We Do Not Want” depicts, we are gathering in Accra, Ghana again to deliberate lessons for African states to provide adaptation solutions to slow down or avoid the most damaging effects of climate change. It is noteworthy that such solutions are not only found on the African continent but are also “held in trust” especially by scientists, policymakers, industrialists, globally for which we are inviting you to support this international conference in ways that can motivate Africans to take additional actions.
This conference is an open meeting and NOT compulsory to present an abstract to attend. For those who wish to make presentation(s) kindly follow the stringent abstract submission guidelines. It is being convened by the Climate
Change Resource Centre – Ghana [CCRC-Ghana], a multidisciplinary subsidiary centre of RIPS.
We look forward to welcoming you to Ghana.
Delali B. Dovie, PhD
Chair of Local Organising Committee & Convener