Adaptation Futures 2018, the fifth in the Adaptation Futures international conference series on global adaptation, was recently held in CT from 18 to 21 June. The conference aimed to facilitate dialogues for solutions between key actors from diverse perspectives and regions and attracted over 1300 scientists, practitioners, business leaders and policymakers from around the world. 183 sessions were held, including 160 innovative and participatory special sessions, designed and run by key stakeholder organisations.
This is the first time the conference was held on the African continent. We used this setting to foreground developing country adaptation issues and increase developing world participation. Funding was raised to support the access of over 180 sponsored delegates from lower income countries and/or Africa.
See some of the photos here.
See the videos of 5 interviews and three plenary sessions here.
All uploaded presentations can be found here, arranged by session number.
Post-conference session overviews can be found here, arranged by session number.
Delegates were able to view the responses of local artists to the realities of climate change, as well as join in the Community Kraal, which focused on the lived experiences of climate change. The Adaptation Expo showcased the work of 24 organisations actively involved in responding to climate change. Over 130 volunteers from local based organisations contributed their time and skills to making the conference run smoothly.
In order to support our conference reporting, we would appreciate it if you would take the time to complete a delegate survey. This survey has two parts.
- PART ONE will help us develop a participant profile, gain feedback on the conference and inform future conferences.
- PART TWO elicits opinions on the topic: High-end climate change (exceeding 2 °C).
The survey is anonymous. It should take less than 15 minutes and provides a good opportunity for reflection on what was learned at the conference. Here is the link for the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7QFMWBT. We would really appreciate it if you complete it as soon as possible but for those currently enjoying the summer holidays, can we please have your responses in the first week of September.