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

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


Adaptation Futures 2018 | Cape Town | South Africa Dialogues for Solutions

Adaptation Futures is the world’s premier conference on climate change adaptation. There will be 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.

MaREI’s Dr Shona Paterson ( Future Earth Coasts and Climate Risk Ireland) and Dr Barry O’Dwyer (Climate Ireland) will both take part in this conference. Find out more about their sessions and input at Adaptation Futures here below.

Date and Time: Monday 18 June 15:00 | VENUE
1.41 | Web-based platforms can provide effective means of supporting climate action, but delivering such remains challenging. Sharing experiences and lessons learnt in addressing these challenges through innovations and engagement are key to moving forward.This workshop builds on the outcomes of a workshop at the previous Adaptation Futures conference in Rotterdam: http://www.climateadaptationservices.com/nl/af2016

SPEAKERS: Kim van Nieuwaal, Climate Adaptation Services (chair), Roger Street, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford UK,  Mariana Xavier Nicolletti, Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (FGV-EAESP), AdaptaClima ,Brazil and Barry O’Dwyer, Climate IrelandMaREI Centre, University College Cork. Read more about this here.

Date and Time: Wednesday 20 June 09:15 | VENUE
2.41 |  Engaging a variety of climate data providers and users interested in the use of Earth Observation (EO) data to strengthen and develop climate services, the session will encourage participants to discuss the potential of using existing and emerging earth observation data in combination with other types of data (e.g. socioeconom

ic). Data providers, as well as current users and emerging EO data users will participate in the discussion to ensure a range of different viewpoints.
A key objective for the session is to promote the interaction between data providers and data users and to uncover challenges and enabling factors for data use to support climate resilience building.

SPEAKERS: Yana Gevorgyan, NOAA/GEO, U.S,  Krishna Malakar, IDP in Climate Studies, Indian Institute of Technology
Bombay, India, Shona Paterson, Future Earth Coast, Neuni Farhad, C40, Madhuri Gotety, Aalborg University, Angelica Nardo Caseri, Cemaden, John Firth, Briony Turner,  Sönke Kreft, UNU, and Beth Greenaway.

Date and Time: Thursday 21 June 09:15 | Room 2.65 | Climate Services 3 will have the following presentations:

  • Is there a right way to assess climate risk? | Shona Paterson, University College Cork | ClimateRiskIreland.com
  • Victims or Masters of Adaptation? How the idea of adaptation to climate change travels to northern Tanzania | Sara de Wit, University of Oxford
  • Using the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) for short-term drought, a review. | Benjamin Malunda, University of Fort Hare
  • Climate-informed and locally relevant adaptation strategies: a possibility or a paradox? | Louise Beveridge, University of Leeds
  • Can rural climate services meet context-specific needs, and still be scalable? Experience in Rwanda | James Hansen, Columbia University

Read more about Adaptation Futures and about these sessions in the full programme