3rd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation, Akure Nigeria

Climate change is among the major challenges of modern times. As the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the COP 24 recommendations call from action not only from government, but also from various stakeholders.

Apart from the knowledge offered by modelling and forecasts which allows us to understand the problem and how it develops in the future, we need to know more about approaches, methods and tools, which may help us to cope with the social, economic and political problems posed by climate change now. In order words, we need to speed up developments in the field of climate change adaptation.

It is against this background that the “3rd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” is being organised. The event is a joint initiative by the Federal University of Technology in Akure, Nigeria, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), and the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), in cooperation with the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP). The Symposium will be a truly interdisciplinary event, covering some of the key areas in the field of climate change adaptation.

The “3rd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” will be held in Akure, Nigeria. It will focus on “climate change adaptation to address poverty and ensure sustainable livelihoods”, and will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field.

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts:10th April 2019
  • Deadline for submission of papers: 20th June 2019
  • Deadline for the submission of revised papers: 20th July 2019
  • Deadline for registrations: 30th July 2019

Main Conference: 11-13 September, 2019

Since the conference book is expected to be launched shortly after the event, the deadlines need to be followed.


Delegates attending the “3rd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” will come from a cross-sectoral range of areas, from both industrialised and developing countries. They are:

  1. officials at city, regional and national level concerned with climate change
  2. members of NGOs working with climate change
  3. researchers at universities and research centres
  4. teaching staff at universities
  5. representatives from companies
  6. representatives from development agencies working with climate change adaptation and executing projects on the ground
  7. project officers and consultants
  8. other people interested in the field.

The participation of doctoral students is warmly encouraged and supervisors/advisers are kindly requested to facilitate their participation. The sort of international exposure and the rich content of this Symposium will be beneficial to their work, and their careers.
It is believed that this wide range of participants will help to outline the need for and the usefulness of integrated approaches towards climate change adaptation and, hence contribute to the further consolidation of this thematic area.

How to submit an abstract

An abstract should be up to 200 words, it should describe the rationale and aims of the paper, and some of its results. General descriptions of broad contexts should be avoided.  The full contact details about the author(s) need to be provided. Abstracts should be written in the third person and not in the first or second one (e.g. I, me, or my paper). Please see a sample abstract below. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted, will receive further details about how to submit their full papers, and further logistical information.

Please send your abstract to Dr Donzília Manuela Pinto: Donzilia.Pinto(@)uab.pt

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