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

North American Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation

"Fostering Resilience and the Regional Capacity to Adapt"

Structure of the Event

The North American Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation will be organised in two main strands:

Strand 1: the posters

Participating and organisations will be able to put-up posters describing their works and projects and to distribute the relevant information to the participants. The posters will be the backbone of the event and will allow close, one-to-one contacts between the participants and the exhibitors.

Strand 2: the presentations

A set of presentations, divided into seven 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.

  • Session 1: Climate Adaptation Management in Rural and Urban Areas
  • Session 2: Conflicts and Synergies: Adaptation, Resilience and Multi-Hazard Mitigation
  • Session 3: Climate Change and Agriculture
  • Session 4: Climate Change and the Built Environment
  • Session 5: Climate Change and Health 
  • Session 6: Information, Communication, Education and Training on Climate Change
  • Session 7: Developing Pedagogy in Climate Change Management

The 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, mainstreaming climate change adaptation in North America and the Caribean.


The  North American Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation will be held from August 16-18, 2016 in New York, NY, on the campus of Columbia University.

August 16, 2016
Afternoon: Arrival and Set-up of Displays/Posters
Evening: Informal Get-together of Participants for Informal Conversations and Networking

August 17, 2016
All day: Exhibition and visit to displays
Morning: Plenary and Sessions
Afternoon: Plenary and Sessions
Evening: Reception

August 18, 2016
Morning: Plenary and sessions
Exhibition and visit to displays/ posters

Afternoon: Plenary and sessions
Exhibition and visit to displays/posters
Round-table with key experts  & conclusions, including awards for the Best Papers

In order to ensure an efficient use of the time, delegates are kindly asked to organize their travel in a way that allows them to arrive in New York in the course of August 16, 2016, and travel back on or after the August 19, 2016, so they can fully take part in the Symposium.

Fees and Charges

A discounted fee of $300 (USD) / €280 (Euro) (professionals) or $150 (USD) / €130 (Euro) (for students), plus 19% VAT that will be charged to those who register until March 30, 2016 for early registration. After that date, delegates will need to pay the full fee of $350 (USD) / €308 (Euro) (professionals) or $175 (USD) / €154 (Euro), plus 19% VAT. The fee includes lunches and coffee breaks on August 17th and 18th, as well as the evening reception on August 17th.

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

Letzte Änderung: 22.06.16

An die Redaktion


Svenja Scheday  
International Climate Change Information Programme




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