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Climate extremes, such as severe drought, heat waves and heavy rainfall, can have profound consequences for society and ecosystems. Global climate change is expected to increase both the frequency and the intensity of climate extremes and there is an urgent need to understand their impacts and consequences.


Extreme events have significant repercussions on human societies and ecosystems, leaving lasting effects on individuals’ well-being, policies and finances, and economic interests. In this context, there is a growing need for relevant scientific expertise, resources, transfer of knowledge and experiences, and organizational structures, to better anticipate and assess extreme weather events. Actionable climate science is increasingly in demand by policy-makers and the private sector. This involves strategic planning for climate risk assessments, disaster risk management, and adaptation.

The question is: what steps can we take to enhance our scientific understanding of climate extremes, their causes, consequences, and the necessary actions to prepare for potentially more intense and frequent events in the future?

By illustrating the diversity of impacts of climate extremes, the objective of the conference is to understand and gather perspectives and breakthroughs on the causes and consequences of cliamte extremes as seen through different functional and institutional or socio-political scales. In a mix of talks and panels, this conference will be the occasion to share the state of knowledge, from theoretical to practical including real-world implications for society. 

The maximum allowed number

of participants is 400

Maison de la Poste
rue Picard 5/7
1000 Brussels

By bike: 

Entrance Gare Maritime, Rue Picard 7 (bike parking in front of Maison de la Poste)


By foot:

Entrance Gare Maritime, Rue Picard 7.

By train:

Free shuttle service Brussels-North station <-> Tour & Taxis

By car: 

Parking Park Lane, Rue Picard 13


Causes and Consequences

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