SPECIAL EDITION: Adaptation Futures 2018 – 18 – 21 June 2018

Over 1000 delegates from 280+ organisations will attend the world’s premier climate adaptation conference in Cape Town next month…

In just over three weeks, more than 1000 climate adaptation researchers, practitioners, business leaders, policymakers and social and environmental activists from around the world will arrive in Cape Town for *Adaptation Futures 2018* .
Hosted by the ACDI, this conference aims to facilitate *dialogues for solutions* between key actors from diverse perspectives and regions.
This is the first time the conference is being held on the African continent and we aim to use this setting to foreground developing country adaptation issues and increase developing world and African participation. *PLENARY SESSIONS *
*Plenary sessions at Adaptation Futures 2018 promise panel discussions and talks delivered by influential thought leaders in the burgeoning field of climate change adaptation. The plenary speakers list is available here . *
*Adaptation Futures 2018 has attracted the participation of over 230 organisations from around the world, including the Adaptation Fund , the Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA) , the European Union, Canada’s International Development Research Centre and South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs. Click here to view the list of organisations that will be represented.*
*Choose from 7 different Learning Journeys that will give you a snapshot of adaptation projects in South Africa, linked to broader projects and international issues in the company of experienced local and international academics and practitioners. register here >>> *
*Adaptation Futures 2018 will host 190 parallel sessions over 4 days and 280 poster presentations. Click here to view the programme structure and download hi-res versions of the daily programmes.*
*Standard Registration closes on 31 May. REGISTER TODAY * *Book a stand at the Adaptation Expo. * *DOWNLOAD EXHIBITOR PROSPECTUS*
Cities and Climate Change *Host: *African Centre for Cities (ACC) *When:* Monday 28 May @ 3pm – 4:30pm *Where:* Studio 3, Environmental and Geographical Science Building, Upper Campus, Cape Town

*Nate Millington will present a talk entitled “Making sense of our water crisis: what can we learn from São Paulo?” as part of the ACC’s on-going series on Cities and Climate Change* *more info >>> *

*STUDENT SYMPOSIUM SEEC – STATISTICS IN ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION * *When: *Monday 28 May @ 9.30am – 4.30pm *Where: *TB Davie Seminar Room, Postgraduate Centre, Otto Beit Building, UCT Upper Campus *All welcome *
*AF18 ASSOCIATED EVENTS* Externally organised events happening in conjunction with Adaptation Futures 2018.
*Click here to see the list of events and add your own.* *OPPORTUNITIES*
*The first round of applications are in and being assessed. Get your application in before 1st June 2018. *
*click here to download the brochure or apply now >> *
*Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative Grant Programme*

*Inviting applications from young people in the environmental sector in developing countries Deadline: 1 September 2018 *
*click here to find out more.*
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