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.
Dr KR Viswanathan, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, was a participant at 2013 Adaptation Academy. He describes why he found the learning experience so distinctive and rewarding.
"When I arrived in Oxford a day before the start of the GCAP organised Course on Climate Adaptation, I had mixed feelings and a few questions. What was I going to take back from the course, as learnings? How effectively could these be applied in my work situation? The answers to these were forthcoming the very first day.