- New Delhi, India
Adaptation Futures is the flagship event of the World Adaptation Science Program (WASP), one of the four components of the World Climate Programme based on the World Meteorological Organisation Congress XVI Resolution 18. A premier event in the global adaptation spectrum, Adaptation Futures is a unique platform to facilitate a dialogue towards action oriented solutions from a diverse range of stakeholders including academics, practitioners, scientists and policy makers across the world. This biennial conference seeks to enhance the knowledge base by bringing together research scientists, policy makers and practitioners from developed and developing countries to share knowledge and to have fruitful discussion on adaptation challenges and opportunities.
The sixth edition of this conference, Adaptation Futures 2020, will be co-hosted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the World Adaptation Science Program (WASP) in New Delhi from 28 September – 1 October, 2020. It will be hosted under the broad rubric of ‘accelerating adaptation action and knowledge to support action’. This will be an ideal opportunity to generate a significant dialogue around actionable solutions and move the international cooperation further to realising the goals of the Paris Agreement. This will be the first Adaptation Futures conference to be held in Asia and therefore will be an ideal opportunity to flag adaptation challenges in the developing countries of Asia, marked by diverse political, social, economic and cultural characteristics, and accelerating climate-related vulnerabilities. With 2020 declared as the year of action on adaptation by the global climate change community, the conference is uniquely placed to build on this momentum.