Adaptation Futures is the world’s premier conference on climate change adaptation. We invite you to join over 1000 scientists, practitioners, business leaders and policymakers from around the world to connect, learn and inspire. Adaptation Futures 2018 aims to facilitate dialogues for solutions between key actors from diverse perspectives and regions.

This is the first time the conference is held on the African continent. We aim to use this setting to foreground developing country adaptation issues and increase developing world and African participation.

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Water Offset

The Adaptation Futures 2018 conference recognises the burden of hosting a large event on the water stressed catchment area.

We are committed to reducing our burden through water offset projects that will yield water in the future.

If 1000 delegates use their prescribed 50 litres of water per day, then we have 200 000 litres to put back into our water catchment using alternative water yielding methods.

Adaptation Futures 2018 will be supporting a worthy project that reduces municipal water consumption and increases off grid water usage. More details about  the project will be published soon.

Delegates will be able to contribute to this offset in a personal capacity too.

An offset is not a licence to use more water. It is a means of replacing water, at a cost. We encourage all of our delegates to adhere to the stipulated level 6b water restrictions which permit no more than 50 litres per day, for all your needs wherever you travel in a day.

About Adaptation Futures 2018

Conference Themes

Conference Aims

Adaptation Futures 2018 builds on the legacy and key messages that emerged from the previous conferences.

4 Key Messages from Adaptation Futures 2016

  1. The adaptation community should remain dynamic, learn from other communities and develop synergies. It is key to connect scholars with policy-makers and practitioners, focusing on solutions.
  2. Innovation is essential for adaptation. The adaptation community needs innovative research on new ideas, products and services, as well as social issues, and how business and stakeholders can work together in new ways.
  3. Stakeholder collaboration with respect, trust and equity is essential. Connecting different groups will not in itself lead to climate adaptation, but increasing collaboration between different stakeholders will  contribute significantly to a more resilient future.
  4. Business can contribute to adaptation solutions. Although there is a gap in terminology and priorities between academia and business, companies are feeling the impacts of climate change and can contribute to adaptation solutions.

Source: Peter Casier (CGIAR/CCAFS)

The Adaptation Futures conference series since 2010

STEERING COMMITTEE

Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Georgina Cundill Kemp

Georgina Cundill Kemp

International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada
Jean Palutikof

Jean Palutikof

National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Griffith University, Australia
John Donaldson

John Donaldson

South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South Africa
Jon Padgham

Jon Padgham

global change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START) International
Aldo Stroebel

Aldo Stroebel

National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa
Bettina Koelle

Bettina Koelle

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
Barney Kgope

Barney Kgope

Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)
Mark New

Mark New

African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), University of Cape Town, South Africa
Saleemul Huq

Saleemul Huq

International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Bangladesh
Sean Khan

Sean Khan

Science Division, United Nations Environment (UNEP)

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