IHDP Knowledge Transfer Database

5th IHDP Open Meeting

Series Title: fifth

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Start date:
October 16, 2003

End date:
October 18, 2003

Montreal, Canada  

The biannual „Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community” has become a vital instrument for building up international, interdisciplinary networks and for developing human dimensions research further. After previous meetings in the USA (1995), Austria (1997), Japan (1999) and Brazil (2001), the 5th Open Meeting took place from October, 16-18 at the Wyndham Hotel in Montréal, Canada. The program of the 5th Open Meeting was very broad and encompassed 56 Panels and six plenary talks. Participants came from around fifty countries. The panel themes ranged from issues of Vulnerability, Resilience and Adaptation, Sustainable Development, Governance and Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change and Industrial Transformations to questions of Land Use and Land Cover Change, Urbanisation, Coastal Systems,Water, Human Health, Population and Poverty.