Consistent with the need for more cross-sectoral interactions among the various stakeholders working in the field of climate change, the aims of WSCCB-2018 are as follows:
I. to provide research institutions, universities, NGOs, cultural institutions, government and development aid agencies and enterprises from across the world with an opportunity to display and present their works in the field of climate change and biodiversity conservation;
II. to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of climate change and biodiversity initiatives and projects, especially successful initiatives and good practice across the world;
III. to discuss methodological approaches also lifelong learning, and experiences deriving from case studies and projects, which aim to show how biodiversity conservation initiatives in response to climate change may be implemented in practice;
IV. to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for cooperation.
Last but not least, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences available today. To this purpose, the Handbook of Climate Change and Biodiversity, a peer-reviewed publication, will be produced.