CLIMATE 2010/KLIMA 2010 comprises the combination of a scientific symposium per se - for information exchange and knowledge transfer among the relevant stakeholders on the one hand - and accompanying interactive sections, participating researchers, policy-makers and further interested people, encouraging them to jointly discuss ways on how to overcome existing barriers towards global efforts in dealing with climate change.
At the heart of the on-line conference are four main categories of papers:
Moreover, CLIMATE 2010/KLIMA 2010 will also pay special emphasis to research linking climate change with one or more of the Millennium Development Goals categories: poverty and hunger; universal primary education; gender equality and women's empowerment; child mortality; maternal health; HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases; as well as environmental sustainability.
Special interactive features such as discussion fori, virtual blackboards for project and partner search, expert live chats and video podcasts will be available throughout the conference week, complemented by information on climate project financing.
A designated discussion section offers participants the opportunity to interact with the authors and have first hand insights into the latest research and project findings on matters related with water and climate change.
A dedicated conference section entitled “Climate Change at your fingertips” contains learning information and teaching modules for use by schoolchildren, hence catering for the specific information needs seen at the secondary level.
While many participants will mainly use the conference for information purposes, direct scientific exchanges and cooperation possibilities will be encouraged for joint activities and projects between the participants.