11th-13th September 2019: 3rd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation, Akure, Nigeria

Climate change is among the major challenges of modern times. As the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the COP 24 recommendations call from action not only from government, but also from various stakeholders.

Apart from the knowledge offered by modelling and forecasts which allows us to understand the problem and how it develops in the future, we need to know more about approaches, methods and tools, which may help us to cope with the social, economic and political problems posed by climate change now. In order words, we need to speed up developments in the field of climate change adaptation.

It is against this background that the “3nd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” is being organised. The event is a joint initiative by the Federal University of Technology in Akure, Nigeria, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), and the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), in cooperation with the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP). The Symposium will be a truly interdisciplinary event, covering some of the key areas in the field of climate change adaptation.

The “3rd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” will be held in Akure, Nigeria. It will focus on “climate change adaptation to address poverty and ensure sustainable livelihoods”, and will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field.


Dr. Mihaela Sima
Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy
E-mail: simamik(@)yahoo.com