Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
28 September, 2020 to 01 October, 2020
New Delhi, India

Adaptation Futures 2020

The Energy and Resources Institute will co-host the Adaptation Futures 2020 with the World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) in Delhi from 28 September - 1 October 2020. It is the sixth in the Adaptation Futures international conference series on global adaptation and the first to be held in Asia.

Adaptation Futures is the flagship event of the World Adaptation Science Program, which is one of the four components of World Climate Programme (WCP) based on the World Meteorological Organisation Congress XVI Resolution 18. As a premier event in the global adaptation spectrum, Adaptation Futures is a unique platform to facilitate dialogues and share knowledge towards action-oriented solutions from a diverse range of stakeholders that includes academia, practitioners, scientists and policy-makers from across the world.

As this will be the first Adaptation Futures conference to be held in Asia, it will be an ideal opportunity to flag adaptation challenges in the developing countries of Asia, marked by diverse political, social, economic and cultural characteristics, and accelerating climate-related vulnerabilities. With 2020 declared as the year of action on adaptation by the global climate change community, the conference is uniquely placed to build on this momentum.

The aims of the conference include:

  1. Manoeuvre the intrinsically linked roles of practitioners, academicians, policy-makers and communities towards scaling adaptive capacities across vulnerable landscapes and people.
  2. Navigate the theme of 'accelerating adaptation action' with a prominent Asian focus.
  3. Facilitate knowledge-sharing, evaluation and learning of actionable solutions across the global north and south.

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