Workshop on Biodiversity and Climate Change in Bogota, Colombia


The event will be organized by ALCUE NET and CORDEX next 21-23 september in Bogota.

The Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation of Colombia (COLCIENCIAS); the French Research Institute for Development (IRD), and the Argentinean Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovationin (MINCYT) in the framework of the ALCUE NET project organize the ALCUE NET / CORDEX LAC III workshop on Biodiversity and Climate Change scheduled for 21-23 September, in Bogotá.

The jointly organizing event has the following objectives:

  • To develop a capacity building effort to evaluate regional climate downscaled model projections, and applications to biodiversity,
  • To provide targeted downscaled information for impact assessment analysis,
  • To plan strategies for adaptation/mitigation options, and
  • To provide input and recommendation to the C&T Policy Dialogue on Biodiversity and Climate Change in the framework of the upcoming Senior Official Meeting 

CORDEX- COordinated Regional climate Downscaling Experiment, is a WCRP-sponsored program to organize an international coordinated framework to produce an improved generation of regional climate change projections world-wide for input into impact and adaptation studies within the AR5 timeline and beyond. CORDEX will produce an ensemble of multiple dynamical and statistical downscaling models considering multiple forcing GCMs from the CMIP5 archive. Initially, a 50km grid spacing has been selected, favoring engagement of wider community. Multiple common domains covering all (or most) land areas in the World have been selected.