|APCC to hold APEC Climate Symposium 2012 on 8~ 11 Oct, in St. Petersburg, Russia|
APCC to hold APEC Climate Symposium 2012 on 8~ 11 Oct, in St. Petersburg, Russia
The APEC Climate Symposium 2012 will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia from October 8-11, 2012. The APEC Climate Symposium(APCS) is an annual event, held since 2005, that brings together around 100 scientists, representatives of National Hydrological and Meteorological Services, academics, policy-makers and students from around the world to discuss emerging issues in climate prediction and its applications.
The theme of this year’s symposium is Harnessing and Using Climate Information for Decision Making, with a focus on the agriculture sector. As the APEC Climate Center strives to be more responsive to the needs of the APEC member economies, we have begun to expand activities past climate prediction to climate applications. As a progression of the last symposium, APCS 2012 highlights climate applications to agriculture in order to satisfy participants’ needs for a more in-depth exploration of this sector that is especially critical to the Asia-Pacific region.
Additionally, a Climate Information Toolkit (CLIK) Tutorial Session will be conducted to provide relevant capacity building and training, targeted to developing economies. The event is organized by the APEC Climate Center in cooperation with the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (RosHydroMet).
More information may be found in the Second Announcement.