Global Carbon Project : Opportunity for Asian Countries

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The Global Carbon Project (GCP), in collaboration with RMIT University, the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Project, the Urban Climate Change Research (UCCRN) Network and IR3S, is inviting early career researchers to participate in a workshop on ‘Tools and Indicators for Assessing Urban Resilience’ from 7th to 10th December 2015 at the University of Tokyo, Japan.

There are a wide range of climate-induced threats that cities face causing various socio-economic and environmental impacts. In addressing these issues, it is essential for cities to be fully equipped with appropriate knowledge for resilience thinking. An understanding of area specific vulnerabilities and development of risk management strategies is essential for the Asia-Pacific region as most parts of it experience high levels of intense risks and disturbances.

The workshop will develop a resilience assessment toolkit to be utilised by planners and decision makers to make more informed decisions based on local needs.

A funding opportunity to attend the workshop is available, to be eligible for funding, you have to be:

  • A citizen and resident of one of these countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam; and,
  • An early career researcher, under 40 years of age, who holds a PhD degree or is a graduate student with an equivalent level of research experience.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 30th September 2015. For more information regarding applications download the information brochure.

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