Lucica TOFAN, Preface

Evolution of the world climate and the dangers arising from global warming concern all
socio-economic and political environments. Thus, representatives from 195 countries met in Paris in November 2015, during the United Nations Conference – COP 21 and adopted a global agreement on the reduction of climate change. The agreement set out a global action plan in order to limit global warming to well below 2°C, and will enter into force in 2020.

Before and during the Paris conference, countries submitted comprehensive national climate action plans.

As a preamble to the COP21 Summit, the Climatology International Symposium was held in Constanta, and organized by Ovidius University, in August 2015.

The  Climatology International Symposium was dedicated to the memory of Professor Ion Florin Mihailescu, as a sign of recognition and appreciation for his activity and promotion of geography and climatology in the 90’s, at Ovidius University, Constanta.  After a few years, the symposium has become international with the participation of academics from Croatia, Germany, Greece, Moldova and Ukraine.

This event enjoys the presence of Romanian specialists from governmental institutions, research institutes and academics, specialised in environmental studies who are concerned about the impact of pollution, and whose purpose is to limit those pollutants that lead to climate change.

Another aim of the symposium is to create a connection with the young generation of future specialists. Only with good education, knowledge transfer and international experience, can our students become specialists with the ability to develop a better environmental policy in the future.

The papers presented in this volume address current issues related to balneo-climatology, agro-climatology, historical climatology, tourism climatology, micro-climatology, topo-climatology, climatology, forestry, resources and risks of climate variability and climate change, and the impact of climate on the environment dynamics.

 

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