Conference Co-chairs

Alain Bourque

Executive Director, Ouranos

Anne Hammill

Senior Director, Resilience, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Steering Committee Members

Laniel Bateman

Environment and Climate Change Canada

María del Pilar Bueno

National Council of Scientific and Technical Research, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina

Christina Chan

Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change (SPEC) John Kerry

Bruce Currie-Alder

International Development Research Centre and WASP

Pasang Dolma Sherpa

Center for Indigenous Peoples' Research and Development

Jean-François Gibeault

Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les Changements climatiques

Jocelyn Joe-Strack

Yukon University

Maarten Kappelle


Don Lemmen

Natural Resources Canada (retired)

Maria José Moreno Ruiz

African Development Bank

Rose Mwebaza

UN Climate Technology Centre & Network

Youssef Nassef


Anand Patwardhan

University of Maryland

Arghya Sinha Roy

Asian Development Bank

Roger B Street

University of Oxford

Jhannel C. Tomlinson

University of West Indies

Maarten van Aalst

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Gina Ziervogel

University of Cape Town

Scientific Committee Co-chairs

Georgina Cundill-Kemp

Senior Program Specialist at International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Edmond Totin

Lecturer at Université Nationale d’Agriculture

Scientific Committee Members

Paulina Aldunce

University of Chile

Aditya Bahadur

International Institute for Environment and Development

Robbert Biesbroek

Wageningen University

Léa Berrang Ford

Leeds University

Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson)

Prairie Climate Centre & Gitxsan Nation

Blane Harvey

McGill University

Judy Lawrence

Victoria University of Wellington

Debora Ley

UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Robert McLeman

Wilfrid Laurier University

Shehnaaz Moosa

Climate and Development Knowledge Network

Daniel Morchain

The Nature Conservancy

Johanna Nalau

Griffith University

Nitya Rao

University of East Anglia

Lisa Schipper

University of Oxford

Nicholas Simpson

University of Cape Town

Chandni Singh

Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Adelle Thomas

University of The Bahamas and Climate Analytics

Am Lunch Pm Evening
  • MON


    Exhibition and online poster sessions
    Start Registration
    Welcome Reception
  • Tue


    Plenary opening and sessions
    Exhibition and online poster sessions
    Gala Dinner
  • wed


    Plenary opening and sessions
    Exhibition and online poster sessions
  • thu


    Exhibition and online poster sessions
    Sessions and plenary closure
  • fri


    Excursions and side events


Inclusions will vary depending on level of support

  • Visibility throughout the congress
  • Company’s brand included in all conference collateral (print and digital)
  • Mention in press releases and media kits
  • Presence in on-site audio-visual presentations (event opener, keynote, thematic sessions)
  • Presence in virtual platform materials (introductions, transition slides, closing slide)

Conference Themes

Cutting edge knowledge and experience, of many forms, are needed to drive evidence based decisions for adaptation in the years ahead. The overarching themes of this conference encourage discussion on frontier issues that contain knowledge gaps, transboundary perspectives for adaptation, actionable solutions and connection with development goals. In all themes there are two cross cutting elements: Integrated systems perspectives, and indigenous knowledges and expertise.

Furthermore, all themes relate to larger efforts toward climate resilient development pathways, including enabling conditions needed for climate resilience in diverse contexts. The themes are intentionally phrased to embody cross-sectoral perspectives and to stimulate debate about the progress on the global goal on adaptation. They are relevant to all sectors, e.g. water, food systems, health, the built environment and beyond.