The Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) is a global initiative which aims to provide direction and coherence at the international level for research on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation. They have announced a compelling roster of events thorough 2012. Further details can be found on the PROVIA website.

18 March – 20 March 2013
European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2013
Venue: University of Hamburg, Germany
The main theme of the conference is integrating climate into 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

29 August – 31 August 2012
Second Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation
The Second Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation: “Adaptation Research Meets Adaptation Decision-Making” will be held in Helsinki, Finland on 29-31 August 2012. This is jointly organised by NORDCLAD-Net (NORDic CLimate change ADaptation research Network) and NONAM (Nordic Network on Adaptive Management in relation to climate change), as part of the NordForsk TFI Network initiative on Effect Studies and Adaptation to Climate Change.

A Call for Abstracts (deadline 9 March 2012) and Registration details can be found at the Conference website.

29 May – 31 May 2012
Second International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2012
Caption: Co-hosted and convened by the University of Arizona in the southwestern United States and by the UNEP-led Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA), the conference focuses on adaptation to climate variability and change. The conference will bring together researchers, policy makers, and practitioners from developed and developing countries to share insights into the challenges and opportunities that adaptation presents. It will showcase cutting-edge research from around the world, focusing on themes of equity and risk, learning, capacity building, methodology, and adaptation finance and investment. It will explore practical adaptation policies and approaches, and share strategies for decision making from the international to the local scale. [download Conference Announcement]

16-20 April 2012
IHDP Earth System Governance Conference  

27-31 August 2012
Second Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation