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Cambridge Global Challenges


Adaptation Futures is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA), funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

We invite you to join over 1000 scientists, practitioners, business leaders and policymakers from around the world to connect, learn and inspire.

Adaptation Futures 2018 aims to facilitate dialogues for solutions between key actors from diverse perspectives and regions.

This is the first time the conference is held on the African continent. We aim to use this setting to foreground developing country adaptation issues and increase developing world and African participation.

Conference Aims

The objectives of Adaptation Futures 2018 include to:

  • facilitate dialogue between research and government, civil society, international agencies and business;
  • continue the shift from problem diagnosis to solutions and innovations; and
  • link adaptation action to sustainable development, investment and planning.




Monday, 18 June, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, 21 June, 2018 - 19:00
Event location: 
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Funding Opportunities

Find out about open funding opportunities, pre-call announcements, responsive calls, studentships and awards relevant to the global...