Climate change is the major challenge of our planet of the 21st century, with inherent negative impacts and risks, but also opportunities.
It is a fact that the impacts of climate change are inevitable and will involve a process of adaptation of natural and human systems on a global scale in order to increase their resilience.
Researchers, NGOs, policy makers, corporates, entrepreneurs and experts will come together at ISOC 2019 to share the state-of-the-art knowledge, discuss latest scientific innovations, discoveries and practices on climate change adaptation, its impacts on the economy and the opportunities that may arise from climate change mitigation and adaptation.
In this first edition, ISOC 2019 conference will host plenary sessions and workshops divided into three main topics: Marine Ecosystems, Sustainable Buildings Construction and Environmental Quality.
Over three days of conference sessions, workshops, networking activities, trade fair and exhibitions, participants from all over the world will explore the opportunities of climate change for innovation and sustainable economic growth.
Mayor of Figueira da Foz
Rector of University of Coimbra
State Secretary for Environment
President of ACIFF
Researcher at Euro-Mediterranean Centre of Climate Change
Assistant Professor, University of Coimbra
João Carlos MARQUES
Director of MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre
Luis SIMÕES DA SILVA
Vice-Dean University of Coimbra
Vice President of ADAI
Maria João BEBIANO
Member of UN Expert Group for Assessment of Marine Environmental State
Assistant Professor, University of Porto
Marcelo REBELO DE SOUSA *
President Portuguese Republic
* speaker to be confirmed