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08 September 2015

Due to the rising threat of Climate Change, adaptation has become a time ticking challenge. Over the past decade, in despite of the substantial efforts to respond to climate change, still many challenges and issues lies among us. With the Paris’ agreement 3 months ahead, it is crucial for us to revisit the lessons learned from this era’s previous adaptation actions, and discuss the way forward.

Hence, the 7th International Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation (ISCCA 7) will take place in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 17th of September, 2015, hosted by Ministry of Environment, Korea, and organized by Korea Environment Institute (KEI)-Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change (KACCC) and Asia-Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN).

The theme of the 2015 symposium is 'New Trend of Adaptation in National and International Adaptation Arenas.’ It is expected to address lessons learnt from the previous adaptation efforts and prospects for improvement, share new adaptation initiatives and innovations, and to discuss major issues and implications of the Paris’ Agreement. Especially, as the Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea, plans to launch the 2nd National Climate Change Adaptation Master Plan in September, the symposium will serve as an interactive opportunity to share the successes and limitations of the 1st Master plan, and examine the new Plan under the new climate change response regime.

Seoul, Korea
08 September 2015

You are warmly invited to attend a Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) public event with the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group:

Thursday 17th September 2015, 10:00am – 12:00pm UK time (GMT+1)
with global livestreaming from 10:30 – 11:30am

ODI Offices, 203 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 2NJ, United Kingdom

Register for the event here today.

Climate information was once the domain of modellers and scientists. Nowadays, as the world wakes up to the extent to which our lives, jobs and environment will be affected by climate change, everyone is becoming a climate decision-maker in some way.

From government policy-makers and industry chiefs to everyday consumers and voters, information is going to be needed to make the right decisions on how to address climate change. Where will it come from and how will people make sense of the growing ocean of climate information being produced every year? This is where knowledge brokers fit in, bridging the gap between producers and users of information and tailoring it so it is relevant and useable.

The Climate Knowledge Brokers Group consists of more than 100 international agencies and programmes providing climate information. At this event, it will launch a ‘Manifesto’ to call for joined-up action to meet the massive climate knowledge challenges ahead – and especially after nations meet in Paris in December to hammer out a new global climate deal. The ‘Manifesto’ will set out seven key principles for how climate knowledge brokers can have greater impact through collaboration and the use of open data. The CKB Group is calling for adoption of these principles – to turn knowledge into action.

Chair:

Geoff Barnard, Knowledge Management Strategy Advisor, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

Speakers:

Florian Bauer, COO & Director of “Open Knowledge”, REEEP

Vicky Pope, Head of Integration and Growth, Met Office

Roger Street, Director of Adaptation Science, UKCIP

Clare Stott, Co-founder of Gobeshona, Bangladesh

Fatema Rajabali, Climate Change Convenor, Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Commentary from Ishbel Matheson, ODI; Martin Hiller, REEEP and Sam Bickersteth, CDKN.

Agenda:

10.00 – 10.30am  Registration, coffee and pastries

10.30 – 11.30am  Panel discussion and global livestream for international audience

  • Welcome
  • Introductions
  • Presentation of CKB Group and Manifesto
  • Commentators
  • Q&A and discussion

11.30am – 12.00pm  Networking

Register your attendance in person or to watch live-streamed online here.

London, UK and online
08 September 2015

* Conference: 
Adaptation Futures is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). In 2016 the European Commission and the Government of the Netherlands co-host the fourth edition, to be held from 10-13 May 2016 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Adaptation Futures 2016 is where scholars, practitioners, policy makers and business people from all around the world go to connect, learn and inspire. It highlights adaptation practices and solutions for people, governments and businesses. The programme addresses all sectors and all parts of the world. You can subscribe to the newsletter and receive updates on the programme. 

* Registration 
Registration for the Adaptation Futures 2016 conference is now open. An early bird rate is available until 15 March 2016. 

* Call for sessions and abstracts 
You have an opportunity to contribute to the programme of the conference by proposing a session. Present your case study, best practice, or lessons learned that covers one or more of the seven themes and/or three cross-cutting issues of the conference. Potential for upscaling and solution orientation are important criteria. For more information on the criteria visit http://www.adaptationfutures2016.org/programme/submission/sessionsubmission

You can also submit a scientific abstract. The abstracts need to contain a research question, methodology, findings, and significance for practical solutions and society at large. More information on the submission of abstracts can be found on http://www.adaptationfutures2016.org/programme/submission/abstractsubmission 

Both calls are now open and close on 4 October 2015. 

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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