03/07/2017 - 15/07/2017, São Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Climate Change: Scientific basis, adaptation, vulnerability and mitigation

About
The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Climate Change: Scientific basis, adaptation, vulnerability and mitigation will take place from 03 to 15 July 2017 at the University de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil. The School is organized by the INterdisciplinary CLimate INvestigation cEnter (INCLINE) and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), and sponsored by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Pró Reitoria de Pesquisa/University of São Paulo (PRP/USP), IAI and Santander.
The IAI is an intergovernmental organization established by 19 countries of the Americas that pursues the principles of scientific excellence, multinational collaboration in global change research, and the full and open exchange of scientific information.

SPSAS Climate Change
The School aims to contribute to the training of graduate students in the area of climate change. The school will foster the exchange of knowledge from many disciplines and sectors, among the participants and with School lecturers and organizers. It will also promote the development of collaborative networks to gather a critical mass of young scientists interested in climate change and its impacts on ecosystems and society.

Background
Environmental research is complex and involves a variety of topics, such as water, land, biodiversity, pollution, food security. Climate change adds to the complexity and enhances the discussion of environmental problems. It requires more comprehensive and interdisciplinary studies to aid decision-making and actions needed for the benefit of the planet and society. Because of its overarching importance, climate change has been constantly in the public eye, especially since the creation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1988.
Programs have been established to foster climate change studies in many countries. Examples of research programs on climate change in Brazil are: FAPESP Research Program on Global Climate Change (RPGCC), the Brazilian Research Network on Global Climate Change (Rede Clima), the Brazilian Panel on Climate Change (PBMC), and the INCT for Climate Change (INCT-MC).
In the Brazilian academic field, research groups, such as INCLINE, have contributed to the discussion of climate change sciences with contributions from many scientists and universities in the country.

Goal
The goal is to provide graduate students and career scientists with advanced knowledge on climate change science and related topics as well as with the Paris Agreement. Participants will discuss with renowned scientists important themes of the three IPCC Assessment Report 5 Working Groups, in a multidisciplinary and multicultural context.

Program
The course is organized around five major themes:

  • Observations and future projections (scientific basis);
  • Impacts;
  • Vulnerability;
  • Adaptation and mitigation;
  • Paris Agreement: Are 1.5 degrees a reasonable limit?

The 2-week course will include theoretical classes, work in groups, a poster session, science-policy discussions, and visits to key institutions in the State of São Paulo conducting climate change research with policy applications.

Application information
This School is for graduate students and early career scientists. Priority will be given to candidates currently enrolled in graduate programs (Masters/MSc and Doctoral/PhD courses). We encourage applications from students from different academic disciplines (natural, social and human sciences, engineering) provided their academic work and study is related to the themes of the school and related topics.

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