Researchers´ Day: Climate Change Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation

November 15th, 2011 at KU Life, Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C., 09:00 - 15:00



The Core Group of the Climate Change Task Force has decided to organize the second Researchers' Day with the following two purposes:


A one-day seminar with plenary presentations and discussions followed by sessions comprising of presentations of ongoing research projects (also PhD) on climate change focusing on global challenges and issues for developing countries. The seminar will be structured according to themes of abstracts received.

Examples of topics to cover are:

Organizing Committee:

The Climate Change Task Force (CCTF) is a joint initiative established be the three Danish Danida supported research networks: Danish Development Research Network (DDRN), Danish Water Forum (DWF), and the Danish Research Network for International Health (Enreca Health). The aim is to address issues of common interest related to climate change research and knowledge management.


Registration to (or tel.: +45 4516 9038). Deadline for registrations is November 9th, 2011.



Abstracts and presentations:

Climate Change negotiations towards Rio+20
Introduction by John Christensen, UNEP-Risoe Centre

Different ways in decreasing vulnerability to increased climate variability and extremes
Mogens Buch-Hansen, Roskilde University, International Development Studies
Abstract                Presentation

The Economic Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case of Eastern Africa
Goytom Abraha Katsay
Abstract                Presentation

Effect of Climate Change on the Disease Biology of Vector Borne Helminth Diseases in Africa
Ulrik Bo Pedersen, Life - University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Veterinary Disease Biology
Abstract                Presentation

Climate change mitigation by bio-ethanol production in Mali: feasible & sustainable?
Kjeld Rasmussen, University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Geography & Geology
Abstract                Presentation

The relationship between desertification and climate change
Kjeld Rasmussen, University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Geography & Geology
Abstract                Presentation not available for publication. For further information, please contact Kjeld Rasmussen (

Sustainable food production through irrigated intensive farming systems in West Africa (SIFA)
Søren Thorndal Jørgensen, Life - University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Agriculture and Ecology
Abstract                Presentation

Measuring animal methane production
Jørgen Madsen, Life - University of Copenhagen
Abstract                Presentation

Understanding local water conflict and cooperation - evidence from Zambia
Mikkel Funder, Danish Institute for International Studies - DIIS
Abstract                Presentation

Developing a GIS-tool for integrated mapping and management of groundwater drought vulnerability and insecurity in the SADC region
Karen G. Villholth, National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland - GEUS
Abstract                Presentation

Temperature trends - an alternative analysis that challenges the "consensus view"
Jens Raunsø Jensen, Life - University of Copenhage, Dept. of Basic Sciences and Environment
Abstract                Presentation

Social capital as an element of adaptive capacity. A case study of two rural villages of Nepal
Marina Korzenevica and Linda Romanovska, Aalborg University
Abstract                Presentation

Climate Change and the Psychosocial Consequences of Flooding: Reexamining Vulnerability and Risk
Andrew Crabtree, Copenhagen Business School
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