Conference on the “Role of Higher Education for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation” in Indonesia

8-10th March 2010
The three-day event will be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and is organized by UNU‑ISP and Gadjah Mada University, with the support of the Integrated Research Systems for Sustainability Science (IR3S) of the University of Tokyo.
The aim of this conference is to discuss how higher education institutions in Indonesia, and the Asia-Pacific region more broadly, can strengthen climate and ecosystems change and adaptation research. Keynote speakers include Dr. (HC). Ir. Djoko Kirmanto, Indonesian Minister of Public Works, and Professor Emil Salim, Former Minister of Environment and Member of the Advisory Council to the President of Indonesia. The conference will cover three thematic sessions:

  1. the role of central government and higher
    education in adapting to climate change,
  2. climate change impacts and
    adaptation in tropical countries, and
  3. the University Network for Climate
    and Ecosystems Change Research (UN-CECAR).

A mini-expo will also be held during the conference to exhibit “University-Community Partnerships in Adapting to Climate Change and Variability: Success Stories.”
The conference will be followed by the 3rd Workshop of the UN-CECAR International Coordinating Committee. The workshop will review the work carried out by UN-CECAR task forces in relation to curriculum development, research development and higher education needs assessment, building on the decisions taken at the last meeting in Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam (23-24 August, 2009). The workshop will also explore and plan the Network’s activities for the coming year.


Post-Graduate Main Building (Gedung Pasca Sarjana UGM)
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia