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Seminar presents causes, impacts and solutions to climate change

The impacts of climate change in the state of São Paulo will be discussed by national and international experts at the seminar Climate Change in São Paulo: Causes, Impacts and Solutions, to be held on October 14-16, daily from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, in the auditorium of the Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin Library, at the USP. The event will be broadcast live on the IEA's website.

The meeting, sponsored by the ACIESP (São Paulo State Academy of Science), by the USP's Institute of Biosciences (IB) and by the INCLINE (Interdisciplinary Climate Investigation Center), and supported by the IEA, will be divided into thematic panels: Water, the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP-21), Biodiversity, Cities and Health, and Public Policies. USP researchers and science journalists will mediate the discussions.

In the late afternoon of the last day there will be the inauguration ceremony for the new members of the ACIESP.

 

Programme:

October 14 (morning)

Moderator: Marcos Buckeridge (President of ACIESP and professor at the IB)
Opening session
9.30 am Marco Antonio Zago (President of USP)
9.40 am José E. Krieger (Provost for Research at USP)
9.50 am Gilberto Xavier (IB)
10.00 am Marcos Buckeridge 
10.30 am – 12.00 pm Impacts of the global climate changes in São Paulo
With Jose Antonio Marengo Orsini (National Institute for Space Research)

October 14 (afternoon)

Moderator: Herton Scobar (O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper)
Panel 1 – Water
2.00 pm The drought of 2014 in the source of the Cantareira System
With Humberto Ribeiro da Rocha (USP's Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Astmospheric Sciences - IAG)
2.30 pm Water and Agriculture - The New Challenges
Orivaldo Brunini (Agronomic Institute)
3.00 pm Human right to water: relative scarcity and application challenges
Wagner Costa Ribeiro (USP's Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and Literature, and Social Sciences (FFLCH), and IEA)
3.30 pm Break
3.50 pm Q&A

October 15 (morning)

Moderator: Tércio Ambrizzi (IAG/USP)
Panel 2 – COP-21
9.00 am The COP-21 and the science of the global climate changes
With Paulo Eduardo Artaxo Netto (USP's Institute of Physics - IF)
9.30 am Bioenergy as a global warming gas mitigation strategy and its contribution to sustainable development
With Glaucia Mendes Souza (USP's Institute of Chemistry - IQ)
10.00 am – 12.00 pm Q&A

October 15 (afternoon)

Moderator: Marcos Pivetta (FAPESP Research Journal)
Panel 3 – Biodiversity
2.00 pm Global climate changes and biodiversity: introduction to the problem
With Carlos A. Navas Iannini (IB)
2.30 pm The sixth mass extinction is underway: the reptile and amphibian biodiversity crisis
Barry Sinervo (University of California)
3.30 pm Break
3.50 pm Q&A

October 16 (morning)

Moderator: Eduardo Geraque (Folha de S. Paulo newspaper)
Panel 4 – Cities and Health
9.00 am Impacts of the global climate changes in Ciudad de México
With Víctor Orlando Magaña Rueda (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - UNAM)
9.40 am Global climate changes and their effects in Paulista citizens' health
With Paulo Hilário Nascimento Saldiva (deputy director of the IEA and professor at the USP's School of Medicine - FM)
10.20 am Using computer games to raise the awareness of climate changes and neglected tropical diseases
With Manuel Cesário (Academia Magdalena)
11.00 am – 12.00 pm Q&A

October 16 (afternoon)

Moderator: Pedro Roberto Jacobi (IEA and professor at the USP's Institute of Energy and Environment - IEE)
Panel 5 – Public Policies
2.00 pm Reviewing public policies to deal with the water crisis in a scenario of climate change
With Pedro Roberto Jacobi (IEA and IEE)
2.20 pm Patrícia Faga Iglecias Lemos (São Paulo State Secretary for the Environment)
2.40 pm Science Diplomacy: Communicating Science in Society
With Julia Knights (Director of the Science Innovation Network - British Embassy in Brazil)
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Q&A
4.15 pm 5.15 pm Climate Change and the Earth System
With Carlos Afonso Nobre

Inauguration ceremony for the new members of ACIESP
Opening
5.30 pm - José Goldemberg (President of FAPESP/USP)
6.00 pm -
Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz (Scientific Director of FAPESP/UNICAMP) - to be confirmed
6.30 pm - José Roberto Krieger (former President of ACIESP)
6.45 pm -
Marcos Buckeridge (President of ACIESP and professor at the IB)