Climate Adaptation Futures: The 2010 international Climate Change Adaptation Conference
One of the first international meetings focusing solely on climate impacts and adaptation, the Climate Adaptation Futures – Preparing for the unavoidable impacts of climate change conference brought together over 1000 scientists and decision makers from developed and developing countries. The conference, co-hosted by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and the CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship, showcased leading impacts and adaptation research from around the world.
The meeting provided unique opportunities for an emerging area of science and policy making. It explored a way forward in a world where climate change impacts are increasingly observable and adaptation actions increasingly required. Importantly it opened the dialogue between research, policy and on-ground practitioners on how robust adaptation decision making can proceed in the face of uncertainly.