As a premier event in the global adaptation spectrum, Adaptation Futures is a unique platform to facilitate dialogues towards action oriented solutions from a diverse range of stakeholders that includes academia, practitioners, scientists and policy makers from across the world.

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The sixth edition of the conference, Adaptation Futures 2020, will be co-hosted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the World Adaptation Science Program (WASP) in New Delhi from 4-8 October, 2021. It will be hosted under the broad rubric of 'accelerating adaptation action and knowledge to support action'. This will be an ideal opportunity to generate a significant dialogue around actionable solutions and move the international cooperation further to realising the goals of the Paris Agreement. This will be the first Adaptation Futures conference to be held in Asia and therefore will be an ideal opportunity to flag adaptation challenges in the developing countries of Asia, marked by diverse political, social, economic and cultural characteristics, and accelerating climate-related vulnerabilities. With 2020 declared as the year of action on adaptation by the global climate change community, AF2020 is uniquely placed to build on this momentum and feed into the COP26 to be held in November 2021.

Research Group Leader of the Systemic Risk and Resilience Group (SYRR), Reinhard Mechler will co-chair the Session on Emerging Perspectives on Risk Management Approaches to Assess, Minimize and Address Climate-related Loss and Damage.

October 6, 2021 from 14:30-16:00 IST

Chair: Reinhard Mechler, IIASA, Austria and NIDM Dr Anil Kumar Gupta, Project Director, CECR  

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IIASA Researcher from the Systemic Risk and Resilience Group (SYRR), Teresa Deubelli will co-chair the session on Transformation & Resilience: Enabling effective adaptation through transformational approaches.

October 7, 2021 from 19:00-20:30 IST

Chair: Teresa M. Deubelli, IIASA & Kanmani Venkateswaran, ISET  

Discussant: Reinhard Mechler, IIASA, Colin McQuistan, Practical Action  

Partner: ISET-International and Practical Action (in the framework of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance) 

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