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European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2013 in Hamburg, Germany


The European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2013 will bring together scientists and practitioners working on adaptation to the impacts of climate change. The conference will create a European forum bringing together world-class science, with the aim of fostering a creative dialogue with climate adaptation policy makers and practitioners. The theme of the conference is integrating climate into action.

Even under the most optimistic greenhouse gas emission reduction scenario we are facing already a certain level of future climate change. The first impacts of climate change are now observable in Europe and internationally. These impacts create new risks and vulnerabilities, while also generating opportunities for some. But while the need to manage climate vulnerabilities and to adapt is now widely understood, questions about whether, how and when to adapt are often hard to answer. New knowledge from science and practice is critical to making judgements, choices and decisions in the context of uncertainties.

  • Understanding adaptation in action by citizens, business and in policy
  • Encourage fruitful interaction between researchers and with practitioners
  • Highlight the development of (European) research networks on climate adaptation
  • Identify new needs for research and action

  • Climate vulnerability assessment
  • Risk assessment
  • Economics of adaptation
  • Decision-making under uncertainty
  • Governance of adaptation
  • Adaptation strategies and planning
  • Mainstreaming climate adaptation
  • Adaptation cases studies: organisational, sectoral and regional
  • Monitoring and measuring adaptation
  • Impact and effectiveness studies
  • Role of tools and knowledge in adaptation
  • Communicating impacts, vulnerability and adaptation

The ECCA2013 will take place on May 18-20, 2013 in Hamburg.
Please visit for further details or contact Ms Gerlinde Loebkens at (email removed) .

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Last updated: 2012-05-17