Join us at Adaptation Futures 2023! (Hybrid event)

2-6 October 2023

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From 2-6 October, over 1,500 members of the climate change adaptation community from more than 80 countries will gather in Montreal to share their cutting-edge knowledge and contribute to the global momentum on adaptation.

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The 7th edition of the international conference Adaptation Futures with more than 180 sessions covers several key areas of adaptation research, planning and action. Our team will be taking part in two sessions.

Wednesday 4 October at 10:30-12:00 (EST)

Session #799 – “Aligning perspectives to unlock the potential of climate adaptation finance and close critical funding gaps.”

Financing climate action has finally taken center stage in the decision-making of country leaders, public and private financial institutions, corporations, and other policymakers. Leveraging this collective focus to scale up investment in climate adaptation is critical to build global resilience to worsening climate impacts. While adaptation investment is growing, it is far from what is needed.

In 2019-2020, of the more than USD 600 billion annually tracked to climate finance, USD 49 billion was committed to climate adaptation, a fraction of what is needed to address accelerating climate risk. The financing gap is a central topic in recent scientific and policy dialogues. Bridging the financing gap will require better alignment between funding communities, including private sector, public sector, philanthropy, and other types of funders and across issue areas, recognizing interrelations between mitigation, adaptation, and biodiversity as well as the growing importance of the intersection with digitalization.

Join our Deputy Director Jennifer Garard for this important session!

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Wednesday 4 October at 16:00-17:30 (EST)

Session #304 – “Addressing the challenges of climate change, food insecurity, sustainable health and wellbeing – Time to innovate for progress on the Global Goal of Adaptation.”

As the UN Secretary-General has stated: “global challenges are more and more integrated, and the responses are more and more fragmented … this is a recipe for disaster.” To effectively adapt to a changing climate, there is need to bring together issues and have integrated global responses. The Sustainable Development Goals – Food (SDG 2), Health (3), Life below Water (14), Life on Land (15) and Climate Action (13) – need to be addressed in an integrated way, noting that Poverty (1), Gender Equity (5), Water (6), Consumption (12), Innovation (9) and Sustainable Communities (11) are also critically connected.

This session specifically addresses Theme 2: Dealing with multiple risks: Compound, cascading, cross-border climate change risks; with links to: 1: Learning from Indigenous and local peoples’ knowledges and expertise in adaptation; 3: Making adaptation choices: managing trade-offs and seeking effective adaptation; and 6: The power of nature for climate action. It directly addresses the SDGs: Health (3), Food 2) and Climate Action (13), linking to sources of food and implications for health (SDGs 14, 15, 12, 9) – with the objective of Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11).

Join our Executive Director Micheline Ayoub for this incredible panel!

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Don’t miss out on this exciting conference! Help shape the future of adaptation.

Join us for Adaptation Futures 2023

Date: 2-6 October 2023
Time: daily sessions starting at 8:30 AM
Platform: hybrid (Montreal and online)