The Success Story of ICCC 2018

Conference Chair


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Dr. Erandathie (Erandi) Lokupitiya

Senior Lecturer
Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences
University of Colombo
Sri Lanka.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Keith Paustian

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences,
Senior Research Scientist,
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory,
Colorado State University,
USA.

Dr. Kevin Schaefer

National Snow and Ice Data Center,
University of Colorado, USA.

Hosting partner

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University of Colombo,
Sri Lanka

Supporting ministry

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Climate Change Secretariat
The Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment
Sri Lanka

Academic partner

Colorado State University

Colorado State University,
USA.

Strategic partner

Colombo Plan

Strategic Partner

Sri Lanka Convention Bureau

Official Airline Partner

SriLankan Airlines

The International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC) 2018 organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) Sri Lanka in collaboration with the University of Colombo as the hosting partner, Colarado State University as the academic partner and Colombo Plan as the strategic partner, was held on the 15th and 16th of February at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Sri Lanka. ICCC 2018 was held under the theme “Climate change and global sustainability: Action for bridging the gap”, and was chaired by Dr. Erandathie Lokupitiya, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences, University of Colombo. The opening remarks of ICCC 2018 were made by Conference Chair Dr. Erandathie Lokupitiya and Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Managing Director, The International Institute of Knowledge Management).

The highlight of the inauguration of ICCC 2018 was the keynote address by Dr. Kevin Schaefer (National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, USA) on “The Interaction between Arctic Permafrost and Global Climate”. On the second day of the conference the participants had the privilege of hearing from Prof. Keith Paustian (Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Senior Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, USA)

The conference consisted of seven technical sessions, during which researchers from around the world presented their research findings. The technical sessions were:

  1. Modeling And Detection of Changes in Recent And Future Climate
  2. Climate Change, Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development
  3. Climate Change and Agriculture
  4. Urbanization and Climate Risk Implications in Coastal and Other Areas
  5. Climate Change and Technology
  6. Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resource Management
  7. Climate Change: Impacts on Water and Sanitation and Health in The Developing World

Conference Tracks

  • Climate change and food security
  • Observations for Long-Term Climate Monitoring
  • Role of Renewable Energy Sources in a Warming World
  • Climate Change and Energy: Policies, Planning & Management
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Development
  • Urbanization and flood risk implications in coastal and other areas
  • Green growth and policy challenges in coastal zone management

Climate Change and Sustainability Forum 2018

A Forum on “Bridging the Gaps in Research, Policy and Industry” was organized in line with ICCC 2018. This segment featured 6 speakers who shared their industrial experience with the other participants and gave insight to measures taken by industries and policy makers to alleviate the impact of climate change on the environment and society.

The panel of the forum consisted of 5 panelists and the moderator.

  • Athula Senaratne, Research Fellow, Head- Environment Economics Policy of the Institute of the policy of Sri Lanka (Moderator)
  • Kevin Schaefer, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, USA.
  • B. M. S. Batagoda, Secretary Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy Sri Lanka
  • Nihal Sirisena Dinaratne, Deputy Director (Rice Research and Development), Rice Research and Development Institute, Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka
  • Lalithasiri Gunaruwan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics University of Colombo
  • Prof. Ajith de Alwis, Department of Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Publication Workshop

A workshop on “How to Survive the Scholarly Publication” was organized in line with ICCC 2018. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Erandathie (Erandi) Lokupitiya, Senior Lecturer, Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Dr. Kevin Schaefer, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, USA.

Publication In Progress

6Regional Environmental Change

  • ISSN: 1436-3798
  • ISSN (Online) :1436-378X
  • Impact Factor: 2.919 (2016), Journal Citation Reports
  • Journel link: Click Here

Abstract book – ICCC 2018

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Conference Proceeding Book

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More than 100 participants

ICCC 2018 provided a solid platform for over 100 researchers and policy makers from across the globe to share their research findings with one another and to discuss the policy implications. The conference provided a refreshing experience for all, especially for the young researchers who had the opportunity to share their research findings on an international platform and to gain a better understanding about how other individuals and organizations are meeting the Climate change challenges.

The conference was enlightened by international researchers representing following Nations.

Australia                                                                      Bangladesh

Finland                                                                        Germany

India                                                                               Indonesia

Iran                                                                                Ireland

Malaysia                                                                        Philippines

Russia                                                                          South Africa

Sri Lanka                                                                      Thailand

United Kingdom                                                           United States

Sessions Chairs

1. Dr. Salut Muhidin
Macquarie University
Austalia
2. Prof. Ashfaque Ahmed
University of Dhaka
Bangladesh
3. Dr. Bijoy Nandan
Cochin University of Science and Technology
India
4. Dr. Mery Biswas
Presidency University
India
5. Dr. Chaturangi Wickramaratne
Environmental Foundation Limites
Sri Lanka
6. Dr. Suranjana Banerji
Presidency University
India

7. Prof. Nebiye Musaoglu

ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
8. Dr. Carlo Montes
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Bangladesh
9. Prof. Janendra De Costa
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka
10. Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
Bangladesh
11. Dr. Md. Main Uddin Miah
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
Bangladesh

12. Dr. Monthira Yuttitham

Mahidol University
Thailand

Evaluation Panel Members

 

PSK Rajapakshe
Rajarata University
Sri Lanka

Dr. Jayasundara
Rajarata University
Sri Lanka

Prof. Deepthi Wickramasinghe
University of Colombo
Sri Lanka

Dr. Kevin Schaefer
University Of Colorado
United States

Past Conference Memories