A workshop 'Transforming Climate Adaptation Innovation and Hotspots' will be taking place in Nairobi on 12th February hosted by the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership. It will focus on climate adaptation innovation and progress in Kenya, particularly at the sub-national level, and how this relates to the global context.
Adaptation Academy participants can advance on-going projects whether work or study-related. Stefan Wray from the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs was a participant in 2013. He wrote that "The Oxford Adaptation Academy exposed me to the most current thinking about climate change adaptation and resilience. And it helped me refine my career objectives as I enter this new and expanding field."
Tom Downing recently gave a stimulating seminar at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder; opening the RAL Seminar Series there. He presented GCAP's approach to adaptation with a focus on the inter-space between decision making and information on climate-impacts-vulnerability.
The CEIL PEAKS programme contracted GCAP to produce a report as guidance for DFID country offices on actions needed to address the predicted impacts, both negative and positive, of climate change on agriculture and the potential adaptation measures.
Two longstanding champions, Bert Metz and Hartmut Grassl, have re-visited "Climate change: science and the precautionary principle" that analyses the interplay between science and politics on climate change over the last 25 years. Do take a look, a sobering reflection as the pace of scientific evidence has vastly outstripped real action.