Non-CO2 greenhouse gases include many substances, such as methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), fluorocarbons (CFCs, HFCs, SF6, etc), black carbon, aerosols, and tropospheric ozone (O3). These contribute significantly to climate forcing. Reducing non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions is often more cost-effective than reducing CO2 emissions.
The importance of this conference is increasing every new event as our window for action in the climate dossier is closing rapidly. Fortunately public awareness that we need to act now is growing. With that awareness “game changers“ are proposed that need scientific evaluation to distinguish realistic and valuable concepts from what is known in The Netherlands as “ride a bike in the sky” ideas.
The scope of NCGG9 will be to identify game changers and evaluate impact. The status of global affairs in terms of the non-CO2 GHG issues is evaluated with:
We will invite contributions with respect to four themes, covering causes, effects and solutions of the environmental problems associated with non-CO2 greenhouse gases. These contributions may report on science (from natural, social, technological or integrated sciences) and policy.
NCGG9 is organized by:
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Water Systems and Global Change Group, Wageningen University & Research
WIMEK Graduate School / SENSE Research School
Stichting MilCon (Foundation for Environmental Congresses, a separate legal entity that is linked to VVM) is responsible for the logistic and financial management of NCGG9. The contents of the symposium is the responsibility of VVM and its co-organisers. Logistic services for NCGG9 will be provided by the VVM-bureau.