Informationen für:

Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"
Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"

2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation (WSCCA- 2017)

Coimbra, Portugal, 6-8 September 2017

Structure of the Event

The “2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” is organised in two main strands:

Strand 1: the displays
Participating and organisations will be able to put-up displays and videos describing their works and projects, and to distribute the relevant information to the participants. The displays will be the backbone of the event and will allow close, one-to-one contacts between the participants and the exhibitors. The videos may document projects and initiatives on the ground.

Strand 2: the presentations
A set of presentations, divided into six main themes will be organised, distributed over parallel sessions dealing with some of the issues of strategic value in the field of climate change adaptation. These are:

  • Session 1) Climate Literacy, Information and Communication
  • Session 2) Technological approaches to Climate Change Adaptation/Innovative Approaches towards Low Carbon Economics
  • Session 3) Food Security and Climate Change: Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change
  • Session 4) Climate Change and Health
  • Session 5) Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience Extreme Events/Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management
  • Session 6) Climate Change Policy and Governance
  • Session 7) Implementing Climate Change Adaptation in Communities, Cities, Countries and via Outreach Programmes
  • Session 8) Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
  • Session 9) Climate Change Refugees and Environment Migrants

A final session, to be held on Friday, 8th September 2017, will close the event and will lead to an Award being given to the best papers.


The schedule of the “2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” is as follows:

Wednesday, 6th September 2017:

Morning: Arrival and set-up of displays
14:00-17:00h: Plenary Session
Evening: Reception

Thursday, 7th September 2017
All day: Exhibition and visit to displays
Morning: Plenary and Sessions
Afternoon: Plenary and Sessions
Evening: Reception at Coimbra City Hall
Friday, 8th September 2017
All day: Exhibition and visit to displays
Morning: Plenary and Sessions, Round-table with key experts  & Conclusions
Afternoon: Round table: The Future of Climate Change Adaptation
15:00h: Final Session and hand over of the Best Paper Awards

In order to ensure an efficient use of the time, delegates are kindly asked to organise their travel in a way that allows them to arrive in Coimbra in the course of Wednesday the 6th September 2017 at the latest, and travel back on or after the 8th September 2017, so they can fully take part in the Symposium.

The mixture of plenary and parallel sessions, as well as the social events, will provide participants with an outstanding opportunity to interact, network and learn about the latest ideas, projects and practices aimed at mainstreaming climate change adaptation, worldwide.

Fees and Charges

A discounted fee of € 350 (plus 19% VAT) will be charged to delegates who register until 30th March 2017 (early bird registration). After that, delegates will need to pay the full fee of € 400 (plus 19% VAT). The reduced fee for MSc/PhD students is € 200. The fee includes free lunches and coffee breaks on 7-8 September 2017 and free electronic access to the relevant volume of the book “Theory and Practice of Climate Adaptation”, expected to be launched soon after the Symposium.

Organisations or individuals not able to pay this fee should contact the Secretariat so that it may be reduced in special cases. Interested people and organisations are encouraged to register by completing the application form provided. This is a self-funded event and the organisers are unable to pay any travel or accommodation costs of any kind. They are however happy to issue letters of invitation to support delegates to request funding for their participation.

Letzte Änderung: 24.01.17

An die Redaktion


Dr. Mihaela Sima
Institute of Geography
Romanian Academy

Information Pack and Hotel Details