Climate Adaptation Futures 2018

  • 02nd July 2018
  • by secretary

18-21 June 2018. Cape Town, South Africa. Adaptation Futures 2018.

Adaptation Futures is the world’s premier conference on climate change adaptation. Adaptation Futures 2018 aimed to facilitate dialogues for solutions between key actors from diverse perspectives and regions.

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.

 Over 160 innovative and participatory sessions were held. 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.

Next year €10 million will be invested through #H2020 in #ClimateServices for #Africa with and African scientists working together to harness the wealth of data from @CopernicusEU to benefit African citizens!Ut84pJ (PDF)

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.

This is the first time the conference was held on the African continent.

See book of abstracts (1,087 pages)
Extracts of the programme

  • EU JPI Climate workshop Exploring ways of international cooperation in climate services for Africa European Union DG Clima
  • Creating new narratives for integrated approaches to CCA, DRR and transformation, Wageningen University 

  • Mapping the frontiers of adaptation research and practice, IDRC
  • What would transformative adaptations in agriculture look like WRI
  • Models of enablingenvironments forresearcher-practitionercollaboration: successes & failures, OXFAM – Prathigna Poonacha, Indian Institute for Human Settlements and Maitreyi Koduganti, Indian Institute for Human Settlements
  • Research for Impact. Dynamic approaches, experiences and lessons on research uptake Jesse DeMaria-Kinney, Oxfam GB
  • Research for Impact: Dynamic approaches, experiences and lessons on research uptake, ODI 
  • Community driven responses to climate change. Government policy meets local innovation – experience from Africa, SSN
  • Scaling up Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Linking science, practice and policy IIED


  • Participatory Scenario Planning for seasonal climate forecast decision making Fiona Percy, CARE International, Africa
  • Urban climate resilience European-African knowledge exchange toolbox: Floris Boogaard, Hanze University Of Applied Science, Netherlands