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  • Adaptation Futures 2018: 5th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference African Climate and Development Initiative
    City of Cape Town
    Department of Environmental Affairs
    Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation
    South African National Biodiversity Institute
    University of Cape Town


    Date: 18 - 21 Jun 2018
    Country: South Africa
    City/State: Cape Town
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Adaptation Futures 2018: 5th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI)
Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)
Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA)
South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
University of Cape Town (UCT)

MAIN HOST(S): City of Cape Town

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 18 - 21 Jun 2018 Location: South Africa (Cape Town) Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street

Adaptation Futures is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). It is the premiere international climate change adaptation conference where people from countries around the world go to connect, learn and inspire!

Adaptation Futures 2018 provides an opportunity for international networking and dialogue with more than 1000 participants from academia, government, civil society and business, all aiming to take climate adaptation forwardAdaptation Futures 2018 aims to use our setting on the African continent to attract more African and Global South delegates than ever before to the conference and forefront developing country adaptation contexts.

Adaptation Futures 2018 aims to:

  • Facilitate dialogue between research and government, civil society, international agencies and business
  • Continue the shift from problem diagnosis to solutions and innovations
  • Link adaptation action to sustainable development, investment and planning
  • Have a strong focus on Africa and the Global South
  • Provide attendance grants for delegates from developing countries
  • Encourage the participation of early career researchers and practitioners
  • Offer a variety of plenary and parallel sessions, round tables and side events
  • Offer a vibrant Adaptation Expo

The conference will bring together diverse actors working in climate adaptation to learn from and stimulate each other in what they do and how they do it: academic and applied researchers, professionals in consulting and other roles, policymakers and managers, civil society, business, those working in international bodies and multilateral bodies.

Conference themes

  • Adaptation and development
  • South-South and South-North knowledge and learning
  • Adaptation and 21st Century challenges
  • Collaboration, knowledge co-production and research into use
  • Financing of adaptation and climate resilient development
  • Learning from doing 

Event website: http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/



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