The Success Story of the 6th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC 2022)

The 6th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC 2022) was held from 17th – 18th of February in Virtual Platform under the theme “Meeting Climate Challenges Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic.” The conference was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka and hosted by the Association for Environment Management and Sustainability (AEMS) with De La Salle University, Philippines. Academic Partners were School of Environmental Science and Management, University of the Philippines Los Banos, Philippine, Forestry Faculty, Mulawarman University, Indonesia, Kocaeli University, Turkey, and Department of Geography Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Nigeria.

The conference united diverse researches and case studies from all over the world, in parallel sessions while offering many networking and publishing opportunities. Moreover, the conference welcomed 60+ Academicians, Researchers, Scholars, Activists and Professionals from 25+ different countries across the globe.

ICCC 2022 Group Photo

Inauguration Ceremony and Keynote Speech

The opening remarks of ICCC 2022 were made by Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Co-Founder & Managing Director – The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka) and the Conference Chair, Prof. Erandathie Lokupitiya from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Representing the official Partner universities, representatives from De La Salle University, Philippines and Forestry Faculty, Mulawarman University, Indonesia addressed the gathering. The keynote speakers were Dr. Andrew Norton (Director, International Institute for Environment and Development, United Kingdom) and Dr. Pete Falloon (Change Manager – Science Directorate & Climate Service Lead – Food, Farming & Natural Environment Met Office, United Kingdom) and they spoke on the topics “Climate Action in the Late Pandemic” and “Climate Science for Resilient Food Systems” respectively.

Conference Co-Chair

Prof. Erandathie
Lokupitiya

Professor
University of Colombo
Sri Lanka

Conference Co-Chair

Prof. Fredolin
Tangang

Chairman & Professor
Universiti Kebangsaan
Malaysia

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Andrew
Norton

Director
International Institute for Environment & Development
United Kingdom

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Pete
Falloon

Change Manager
Food, Farming & Natural Environment Met Office
United Kingdom

Participants from more than 25+ Countries

ICCC 2022 consisted of over 60+ participants from 25 countries around the world, including United States, United Kingdom, Philippines, Indonesia, South Africa, Russia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Japan, Bangladesh, Peru, Sweden, Netherlands, Switzerland, Thailand, Malaysia, , Italy, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Lebanon, Poland, and Turkey. The Conference provided an opportunity for participants to share their valuable knowledge from various perspectives. This conference had representation from almost every continent and regions across the world, to share views and ideas on Climate Change and network with international colleagues.

Technical Sessions

ICCC 2021 comprised of Five (05) Technical Sessions and One Poster Session. The Technical Sessions were under the below themes:

Climate Change Mitigation and Effective Adaptation

Climate Change Impacts, Education, and Social Responsibility

Climate Change and Carbon Management

Agriculture, Water and Food Security

Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Humans and Ecosystems

Special Features of
ICCC 2022

ICCC 2022 and Center for Natural Sciences and Environmental Research (CENSER), De La Salle University Philippines in collaboration with the Association for Environment Management and Sustainability (AEMS) was organized SYMPOSIUM under the theme of “Smart Technologies for Addressing Climate Change for a Future-proof Society.”

Symposium Included two technical sessions under the main area of Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Environment and Health. There were 10+ speakers and two keynote speeches from Dr. Raymond Girard Tan (Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation De La Salle University, Philippines) under the title of “Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Environment” and Dr. Thaddeus Carvajal (Ehime University, Japan) under the title of Climate Change and Dengue. Opening remarks were done by Dr. Jose Isagani Janairo, Head of Biological Control Research Unit CENSER, De La Salle University, Philippines). Closing remarks of the symposium were given by Dr. Divina M. Amalin (Director, CENSER De La Salle University, Philippines) and moderated by Dr. Billy Joel Almarinez (Department of Biology, De La Salle Unviersity, Manila Philippines).

Overall Best Presenters

Overall Best Presenters of ICCC 2022

Plenary Speakers and Roundtable Discussion

Ms. Marie-Claire, Youth Advocate for Sustainable Development and Climate Action from Switzerland, moderated the first roundtable on “Youth and Climate Change,” and Prof. Erandathie Lokupitiya from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, moderated the second roundtable on “Climate Change Education.” The majority of the international participants actively participated in the highly interactive session.

Round Table Discussion Moderator

Prof. Erandathie
Lokupitiya

Professor
University of Colombo
Sri Lanka

Round Table Discussion Moderator

Marie-
Claire

Youth advocate
Sustainable development & Climate Action
Switzerland

There were three plenary speakers namely, Zsolt Lengyel from Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy (IEECP), Netherlands, who spoke under the title “Some Lessons from the Pandemic to Address the Climate Crisis: Scale and Speed of Climate Action”, Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Policy and Translation from Grantham Institute, UK who spoke on the title “Universities Collaborating to Deliver Climate Change Action” and Joyce Coffee, President of Climate Resilience Consulting from United States who spoke under the title, “Improving Institutional Capacities to Increase City Resilience Under a Changing Climate.”

Plenary Speaker

Zsolt Lengyel

Co-founder
Institute for European Energy & Climate Policy (IEECP)
Netherlands

Plenary Speaker

Joyce Coffee

President
Climate Resilience Consulting
United States

Plenary Speaker

Alyssa Gilbert

Director of Policy and Translation
Grantham Institute
United Kingdom

Publication Workshop

The dissemination of research findings is a critical component of the scientific research process. The Publication Workshop on “Publishing in International Scientific Journals: Experiences as an Editor, Author, and Reviewer” was moderated by Dr. Henry Huntington, Editor-in-Chief of Weather, Climate, and Society Journal. All conference participants actively took part in this workshop.

Publication Workshop Moderator

Henry Huntington, Ph.D.

Editor-in-chief of Weather
Climate, and Society Journal

Digital Art Show

Selva Ozelli, An International Tax Expert and Environmentalist from USA has conducted the Digital Art Show on “Times of Corona.” She has exhibited Ghosts of Roses series of her paintings painted by her for a COVID-19 recovery. This Art show contains paintings that were acknowledged in 13 international art contests including United Nations Global Goals Art Competition.  This art show was registered events at  London Climate Action Week, United Nations World Environment, Oceans, Desertification, Clean Air for Blue Skies, International Mountain Days during 2020 (12 UN events).

Digital Art Show Moderator

Selva Ozelli

International Tax Expert and environmentalist
USA

Session Chairs of
ICCC 2022

Prof. Deepthi Wickramasinghe, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr. Germirli Babuna, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Sushil Kumar Dash, Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Prof. Nirmalie Pallewatta, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Evaluation Panel Members of ICCC 2022

Sardhanee Dias, National Building Research Organization, Sri Lanka

Dr. Yiu Fai Tsang, The Education University of Hong Kong

Reviewing Committee of ICCC 2022

Prof. Scott Denning, Colorado State University, USA

Prof. Keith Paustian, Colorado State University, USA

Dr. Catherine Stewart, USDA‐ ARS, USA

Dr. Bashir Ahmad, Climate Change, Alternate Energy and Water Resources Institute (CAEWRI), Pakistan

Prof. Md. Giashuddin Miah, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh

Dr. Tapas Bhattacharyya, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, India

Dr. Peter Kamoni, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO), Kenya

Dr. Prabir Patra, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan

Dr. Divya Pandey, Stockholm Environment Institute, UK

Dr. Sushil Kumar Dash, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Prof. Prem Chand Pandey, The Institutes of Technology Bhubaneswar, India

Dr. Sreekanth. K. J, Energy and Building Research Center (EBRC) at Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research (KISR), Kuwait

Prof. Sara Curran, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, USA

Prof. Mohamed Esham, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Dr. Yiu Fai Tsang, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dr. Lin Zhang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dr. Derrick Yuk Fo LAI, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dr. Atreyee Bhattacharya, Colorado State University, United States

Dr. Xianlai ZENG, Tsinghua University, China

Dr. XU Yuan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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