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The International Conference on Climate Change 2017 is being organized under the theme “Climate Change: Facing the challenge beyond COP21” and will be held from 16- 17 February 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ICCC 2017 is hosted by the University of Colombo and organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management. The ICCC 2017 is believed to act as a center stage for raising such awareness among the stakeholders in the respective field to implement controls and measures preventing catastrophes.
JLanka the pioneers in the solar power industry are the co-organizers of International Conference on Climate Change 2017. As a company that revolves with nature we will be presenting a Special award for a Sri Lankan researcher for producing an outstanding paper addressing the issues in particular to Health and the Agriculture sectors due to adverse climate changes and practical solutions that will stand a chance for implementation. Subsequently, the research work will go through an evaluation process and upon fulfilling the criteria set by the company, a grant in monetary value will be awarded by JLanka Technologies (Pvt) Limited for implementation. The objective of this pursuit is to recognize the talent that exists locally and utilize the resources for the betterment of the country as a whole.
The workshop is believed to act as a center stage for knowledge expansion in the field of climate change and about ways to mitigate climate change led by industrial emissions and how it costs us and what measures can be taken. The event will be an ideal opportunity for industry experts, Engineers, Scientific officers, Researchers to widen their scope listening to the renowned person in the subject.
Dr. Erandathie (Erandi) Lokupitiya has a Ph.D. in Ecology, focusing on climate change, greenhouse gas inventorying, and regional and national scale carbon budgeting in agroecosystems. She obtained her Ph.D. from Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) of Colorado State University (CSU), USA, and served as a Research Scientist at the Department of Atmospheric Science of the same university for about four years until she returned to Sri Lanka in 2011.
Scott Denning is Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University in the United States where he leads a large research group studying the interaction of the global carbon cycle with our changing climate. Author of over 100 publications in the refereed climate literature, he is a former Editor of the Journal of Climate, and was Founding Science Chair of the North American Carbon Program.
Eleanor Milne has over 20 years of experience working on various aspects of environmental management in the agricultural and land management sectors in developing countries. For the past 13 years her work has focused on developing tools to estimate the climate change mitigation potential of land management activities in developing countries. She coordinated the Global Environment Facilities (GEF) GEFSOC project which developed a system to estimate changes in soil carbon stocks at national and sub national scale.