03 June 2013 - 07 June 2013
Beijing, China

9th International Carbon Dioxide Conference

The global carbon cycle is a key biogeochemical cycle that controls Earth's climate and life. Since the beginning of direct high-precision atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) measurements on Mauna Loa and the South Pole more than 50 years ago, scientific interest into the study of the global carbon cycle and its perturbations by man and climate has increased dramatically. The recognition by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of carbon dioxide as a major driver behind the current and future warming of the world climate and the subsequent establishment of international initiatives to curb carbon dioxide emissions, such as the Kyoto protocol and the Copenhagen Accord, has further greatly intensified global carbon cycle research into understanding the changing carbon cycle in the past, present and future, as well as carbon management strategies for sustainable development. Since 1981 the worldwide scientific community meets every four years at an international conference for an exchange of the latest knowledge and to gain a better understanding on the multitude of interdisciplinary aspects of the global carbon cycle. After the previous conferences held in Bern, Switzerland (1981), Kandersteg, Switzerland (1985), Hinterzarten, Germany (1989), Carqueiranne, France (1993), Cairns, Australia (1997), Sendai, Japan (2001), Broomfield, USA (2005), Jena, Germany (2009), the 9th International Carbon Dioxide Conference will take place in Beijing, China, June 3-7, 2013.

Energy Program's Prof. Dr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic will speak at the conference.


1-2 June, 2013: Registration

Sunday  2 June, 2013: Ice Breaker, 17:00-19:00

Monday 3 June, 2013: Plenary session + Poster viewing; Conference banquet
Tuesday 4 June, 2013: Plenary session + Poster viewing;

Wednesday,  5 June: Morning: Parallel sessions; Afternoon: City Tours

Thursday, 6 June:  Morning: Plenary session; Afternoon: Parallel sessions

Friday, 7 June:  Plenary session 

Tentative side events:

Side events can be scheduled at lunch time (12-13:30) or evening after poster (17:00-). Monday eve (banquet) and Wednesday lunch/evening (City Tour) are not available for side events

Tuesday lunch time: Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT): Release of Version 2 and Science Highlights

Tuesday evening: Global Carbon Project: Open discussion on future research

Thursday evening: Shaping tomorrow's carbon cycle research: Knowledge gaps, international collaboration, and funding priorities.

Friday lunch time: Carbon Monitoring System

For more details visit the conference website.
Or download the brochure.

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