The Adaptation Futures Conference series is the premier international conference devoted entirely to climate change adaptation, bringing together researchers, policymakers, practitioners, industry representatives and communicators to present their work in adaptation, learn what others are doing, and build networks. The Conference provides a unique chance to share expertise, skills and backgrounds and exchange experiences with an active adaptation network. This conference is the flagship event of the World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP), one of the four components of the World Climate Programme.
In October 2023, Ouranos, the Government of Canada and the WASP will host the 7th edition of Adaptation Futures (AF2023). While the main hub of the conference will be located at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Québec, Canada, an innovative format will facilitate the participation of a wide range of stakeholders around the world. Stay tuned, call for sessions will be opened early October 2022.
AF2023 will be a critical meeting point to advance discussion about climate change adaptation in an increasingly complex world.
AF2023 seeks to:
Learn from Indigenous, local knowledge and voices in climate change adaptation research, policies, practices and actions around the world
Accelerate the adoption of transformative adaptation for long-term resilience
Bring marginalized voices, especially from the Global South, to the forefront in pursue of climate justice, equity, diversity and inclusion
Accelerate momentum towards the Global Goal on Adaptation and the Global Stocktake and build on action to implement effective adaptation
Recognizing these aims, and acknowledging our responsibility as a climate community to “walk the talk” on climate action, we will pursue these aims in an equitable, inclusive and low-carbon way.