Young Scientists' Summit on Climate Change and its impact on cities
20-25 November 2005 in Switzerland
In the climate debate there are two groups of key players: the scientists, who research meticulously and report their findigs to other specialists in the field, and the decision-makers, who feel that economic and political implications need to be at the centre of the debate.
The British Council Switzerland and partners are organising an exciting two-part summit for outstandig UK and Swiss young scientists (Post-docs, final year PhDs) to brain-storm across a wide field of disciplines about the impact and threat of Earth's climate change on cities and about approaches to plan ahead and adapt.
The "product" of the summit's first part is envisaged to be a manifesto. Invited participants will then lead discussion and workshop sessions during the second part, the Youth Summit, together with a group of young future decision makers. The results will then be presented to today's high-profile leaders during an event at the Stade de Suisse in Bern.