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Subject: Final conference announcement - Carbon Management at Urban and Regional Levels: Connecting Development Decisions to Global Issues

Dear Colleagues,
The First International Conference on Carbon Management at Urban and Regional Levels: Connecting Development Decisions to Global Issues sponsored* by the Global Carbon Project (GCP) will be hosted by Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) in Mexico City on September 4-8, 2006.

Scientists, practitioners, decision makers, and scholars working on issues related to carbon within the context of urban and regional development and regional carbon budgets, are invited to participate in this conference. Participants from over 20 countries will discuss more than 80 oral and poster presentations in four theme areas:
1. Measurement and Observations
2. Patterns, Variability and Modeling at Multiple Scales
3. Influence and Development Processes on Carbon Emissions
4. Mitigation Opportunities, Constraints and Challenges for Urban and Regional Carbon Management at Multiple Scales

International speakers scheduled to participate include: Dr. Patricia Romero Lankao, USA; Dr. Jose Lema Labadie, Mexico; Dr. Claudia Scheinbaum, Mexico; Dr. Adrian Fernandez, Mexico; Mtro. Eduardo Vega Lopez, Mexico; Dr. Fernando Tudela Abad, Mexico; Dra. Maria Magdalena Fresan Orozco, Mexico; Cuauhtemoc Vladimir Perez Llanas, Mexico; Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal, Japan; Dr. Michael Raupach, Australia; Dr. Pep Canadell, Australia; Dr. David Schmidly, USA; Dr. Kevin Gurney, USA; Dr. Antonio Contreras, Philippines; Dr. Linda Mearns, USA; Dr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Austria; and Dr. Tae Yong Jung, USA.

For the final conference program and local arrangements, please visit the conference website at: or contact: Melanie Hartman at

Two open side events and a post conference workshop will be held in conjunction with the conference: Session for Higher Education, September 6, 2006, 14:00 - 18:00 "Responsibility, Opportunity, and Vision for Higher Education in Urban and Regional Carbon Management" For more information please contact Penelope Canan, Urbanization Workshop - September 6, 2006, 14:00 - 18:00 Sponsored by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI),

For more information please contact Patricia Romero Lankao or Post Conference Opportunity for Young Scientists, September 9 - 10, 2006 Workshop on Urbanization Interactions with Biogeochemistry and Climate sponsored by the new IGBP Analysis, Integration and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES; ) core project. The goal of the workshop is to produce a manuscript reviewing the state of our knowledge on urbanization impacts on biogeochemistry and climate from an Earth's System perspective, and identify key gaps and research priorities that the YSN can pursue for the next few years. This session is now closed.

For more information on the AIMES Young Scientist's Network, visit our website at or contact Kathy Hibbard at We appreciate your assistance in circulating this important announcement throughout your network and uploading it to your websites, etc.

*Additional conference sponsors include: National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP), The Institute for the Study of Society and the Environment (ISSE/NCAR), National Institute of Ecology (INE), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Earth Systems Science Partnership (ESSP), Analysis Integration and Modeling of the Earth Systems (AIMES/YSN), Global Land Project, IHDP Industrial Transformation Project (IHDP-IT), SysTem for Analysis Research and Training (START), and The Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Project. Please accept our apologies for cross-postings

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