We are proud to publish Adaptation Futures 2018 Insights from Africa. This report collates the Africa-specific insights and opportunities from over 377 individual reports by adaptation experts attending the conference. Our sincere thanks go to all the rapporteurs who contributed their notes from the sessions. Key messages from an African perspective can be found in the Executive Summary.
Please note: The report focuses only on reflecting those issues that were seen as relevant and reported on by the rapporteurs. The report does not aim to cover the conference comprehensively or to capture all aspects of adaptation that were discussed at the conference.
This report is free of charge and free of all copyright restrictions.
We are proud to publish the Adaptation Futures 2018 Conference Proceedings. These comprise 41 extended abstracts of new research first presented at the conference. Well done to the authors!
Adaptation Futures 2018, the fifth in the Adaptation Futures international conference series on global adaptation, was held in Cape Town 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 all uploaded presentations here, arranged by session number.
See some of the photos here.
See the videos of 5 interviews and three plenary sessions here.
See the videos from the Community Kraal here: https://vimeo.com/album/5351446
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.
Carbon offsets. Cconference delegates voluntarily offset 577tCO2e and contributed R69,232 to three projects supported by Credible Carbon.
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