Building a more resilient tomorrow: IDRC at Adaptation Futures Conference 2021
IDRC is a proud sponsor of the biennial Adaptation Futures Conference, convened under the auspices of the United Nations. IDRC’s support and engagement at past conferences have been critical in broadening the participation of researchers from the Global South.
Looking ahead, Canada will be hosting the seventh edition of Adaptation Futures in Montreal in 2023 — a critical year that will also see the beginning of a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment cycle and the first global stock-taking under the Paris Agreement. IDRC is already supporting work to redesign Adaptation Futures to enable more meaningful engagement from the Global South, to better replicate the capacity-strengthening and professional-networking benefits of in-person gatherings, and to reduce the carbon footprint of such gatherings.
IDRC and partner sessions at the Sixth Adaptation Futures Conference
Tuesday, October 5
Managing Heat Stress in South Asia
This session shares lessons on potential adaptative measures, methodology and approaches to address the impact of extreme heat on health, work productivity and livelihoods of vulnerable population.
Building networks for nature-based solutions for fragile mountain ecosystems
This session will unpack case studies highlighting nature-based solutions for different sectors from various mountain regions worldwide.
Climate-change adaptation as a critical approach to minimizing disaster risk: Insights from the field
This session explores the differences in the understanding and practice of disaster risk reduction and adaptation in the Global South.
Approaches and capacities for knowledge brokering for climate resilience in the Global South
This session shares lessons on the capacities needed to support effective knowledge brokering in the Global South in the context of COVID-19.
Managing climate risk and financing adaptation: Emerging lessons from adaptation finance research in the Global South
This session looks at existing international adaptation finance tools, analyses what lessons can be drawn about their effectiveness, and considers various climate insurance products in Pakistan, Thailand, and the Philippines as an adaptation finance option.
Wednesday, October 6
Financing investment in the Global South for a climate-resilient society
This session aims to generate lessons for the design of innovative mechanisms to strengthen the flow of adaptation finance at multiple scales.
PLENARY: Raising ambition and accelerating adaptation action
Hosting women climate leaders from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the European Commission, UNEP, UNFCCC, CDC Group, and more, this session looks at the increasing urgency to accelerate climate-change adaptation action across the globe.
The social lottery: Beating the odds to boost everyone’s climate resilience
This session will showcase a new, innovative role-playing game developed by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network that enables participants to apply an intersectional lens to climate adaptation.
Thursday, October 7
Are we meeting the adaptation leadership challenge in the Global South?
This session considers the unique leadership capacities required to advance adaptation and reflects on lessons learned from diverse climate-change leadership programs supported in the Global South.