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

World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation (WSCCA-2015)

Structure of the event

The “World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” will be 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: Technological approaches to Climate Change Adaptation
  • Session 2:  Implementing Climate Change Adaptation in Communities, Cities, Countries and via Outreach Programmes
  • Session 3: Funding mechanisms and financing of Climate Change Adaptation
  • Session 4: Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Hazards (including floods)
  • Session 5: Information, Communication, Education and Training on Climate Change
  • Session 6: Climate Change and Health

A short excursion to a site in the Manchester Metropolitan region will be organised, to showcase a local climate change adaptation initiative.


The “World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” will be held from 2 to 4 September 2015.

The schedule is as follows: 

  • Wednesday, 2nd September 2015:

    • Morning: Exhibition and visit to displays
    • 13:00-14:00: Lunch
    • 14:00-17:00 Plenary and Sessions
    • Evening: Reception

  • Thursday, 3rd September 2015

    • All day: Exhibition and visit to displays
    • Afternoon: Plenary and Sessions
    • Evening: Reception at Manchester City Hall

  • Friday, 4th September 2015

    • All day: Exhibition and visit to displays
    • Morning: Plenary and Sessions, Round-table with key experts & conclusions
    • 14-15: Final Session: Round-Table and hand over of the Best Papers Award

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 Manchester in the course of Wednesday the 2nd September 2015 at the latest, and travel back on or after the 5th September 2015.

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.


Registrations (without paper submissions!) are possible until 30th May 2015.

Fees and charges

A discounted fee of £290 (inclusive of VAT) will be charged to delegates who register until 30th January 2015 (early bird registration). After that, delegates will need to pay the full fee of £360 (inclusive of VAT). The reduced fee for MSc/PhD students is £150. The fee includes free lunches and coffee breaks on 2-4 September 2015 and free electronic access to the relevant volume of the book “Innovative Approaches to Implement Climate Change 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: 27.08.15

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Confererence Administrator and Contact Point for further Details


All questions related to abstracts and registrations should be sent to:
Dr. Mihaela Sima Institute of Geography,
Romanian Academy
E-mail: simamik(@)