Conference Proceedings of Adaptation Futures 2018


The Conference Proceedings are the product of the 2018 Adaptation Futures conference that was held in Cape Town from 18 – 21 June, co-hosted by UCT’s African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and UN Environment’s World Adaptation Science Programme (PROVIA). Adaptation Futures is the world’s premier international adaptation conference series and is held every two years. 2018 was the first time that this conference was held in Africa, and consequently, it aimed to focus on African and developing world linkages with adaptation.

The extended abstracts were submitted after the conference to allow the authors to absorb the conference insights into their work.

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  • Climate change adaptation law and policy in the African Union: Creating legal pathways for adaptation
    Michael Addaney
  • Crowdsourcing data and implementing on the ground projects that help people and nature in a changing climate
    Nikhil Advani
  • A changing Arctic - dialogues from the North
    Dragana Bojović, Marta Terrado, Isadora Christel, Francisco Doblas-Reyes, Halldór Jóhannsson, Luisa Cristini, Thomas Jung
  • Urban climate resilience: European-African knowledge exchange toolbox
    Floris Boogaard, Marieke de Groen, Rick Heikoop
  • Innovative approaches in monitoring rapidly changing environments in different socio-economic contexts around the globe
    Floris Boogaard, Rui Leal Pedroso de Lima, Rutger de Graaf -Van Dinther, Daru Setyorini
  • High resolution thermal stress mapping in Africa: decision maps for urban planning in Johannesburg
    Floris Boogaard, Jeroen Kluck, Marieke de Groen
  • Examining barriers and opportunities for sustainable adaptation to climate change for smallholder farmers in semi-arid Buhera District, Zimbabwe
    Varaidzo Chinokwetu, Muchaiteyi Togo
  • Operationalising stakeholder insights for adaptation - best practices to engage stakeholders and bridge academic, government and local knowledge for action
    Darrell R. Corkal, David Sauchyn
  • Nation-wide interdisciplinary assessments of climate change impacts on agriculture for adaptation planning
    Olivier Crespo, Mariko Fujisawa, Hideki Kanamaru
  • Can rural climate services meet context-specific needs, and still be scalable?
    Experience from Rwanda
    James Hansen, Desire M Kagabo, Gloriose Nsengiyumva
  • Local coping strategies for climate change around two Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Zanzibar
    Iddi Hassan, Wahira Jaffar Othman, Haji Mwevura Haji
  • City-scan Rotterdam: a method to assess climate change vulnerabilities at street and neighborhood level
    Rick Heikoop, Floris Boogaard
  • Adaptation finance ecosystem in The Netherlands
    Bituen Hidalgo
  • The reality and rhetoric of integrating climate change adaptation into economic sectors in Zimbabwe
    Veronica Nonhlanhhla Jakarasi, Elisha Moyo, Bernard Manyena
  • Climate change adaptation and women’s property rights in East Africa: creating legal pathways for building the resilience of women
    Charlotte Kabaseke
  • A tipping point for policy transformation: case studies of water management in South Korea and Germany
    Yi hyun Kang
  • Risk perceptions and adaptation decision-making at farm-scale: a Nordic case study
    Janina Käyhkö
  • Participatory vulnerability assessment and identification of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) measures: a field Experience from the mountains of Nepal
    Keshav Prasad Khanal, Ichchha Thapa
  • Can designing 'spaces for learning' inform collective learning in transboundary river management processes?
    Caroline Lumosi, Claudia Pahl-Wostl, Geeske Scholz
  • Optimising the de Martonne aridity index using adjustment values
    Benjamin Kasongo Malunda, Kudzanai Rosebud Marembo, Anna Jacoba Elizabeth du Plessis
  • Using the Standardised Precipitation Index (SPI) for short-term drought: a review
    Benjamin Kasongo Malunda, Kudzanai Rosebud Marembo, Anna Jacoba Elizabeth du Plessis
  • The relationship between crop yield, the SOI and rainfall data in the Ngqushwa local municipality, South Africa
    Sonwabo Perez Mazinyo, Wernel Nel, Leocadia Zhou
  • CMIP5 GCM Selection for future climate simulations over Zvishavane, Zimbabwe
    Elisha Moyo, Francis Themba Mugabe, Mzime Regina Ndebele-Murisa, Amos Makarau
  • Monitoring vegetation dynamics and ecosystem service provision in semi-arid Bobirwa sub-district of Botswana using MODIS-NDVI time series data from 2000-2015
    Ephias Mugari, Hillary Masundire, Chandapiwa Molefe, Maitseo Bolaane
  • Responses to dynamics in ecosystem service provision in semi-arid Bobirwa sub-district, Limpopo Basin part of Botswana
    Ephias Mugari, Hillary Masundire, Maitseo Bolaane
  • Aligning theory and practice in urban resilience: development of a roadmap for climate resilient cities in the Netherlands
    Robin Noordhoek, Robin S de Graaf, Marcela F Brugnach
  • Towards creating actionable knowledge in rice farming systems in Northern Ghana: the role of information systems
    Andy Bonaventure Nyamekye, Art Dewulf , Erik Van Slobbe, Katrien Termeer
  • How gender and culture affects natural-resource Based Livelihoods: the case of the Baka community in Cameroon
    Baa Enokenwa Ojong, Sheona Shackleton, Kaera Coetzer-Hanack
  • Climate change and migratory practices of pastoralists: challenges and implications for planning in Nigeria
    Kehinde Olayinka Popoola
  • Agricultural sustainability and food security in the 21st century: a review of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) in Africa
    Victor Oluwadamilare Abegunde, Melusi Sibanda
  • Towards promoting urban governance to make climate resilient intermediate cities in Latin America
    Sergio Antonio Ruiz
  • Reflecting on the role of local governments, academic and international cooperation for developing actions on climate migration in Latin America
    Sergio Antonio Ruiz
  • A MOOC on climate change mitigation and adaptation for Spanish primary and secondary teachers: education as a tool for increased action by Spanish-speaking students worldwide
    Dr. Santiago Andrés-Sánchez
  • Monitoring and evaluation (M&E): are local government actions contributing to successful adaptation?
    Helen Scott
  • Adaptation to climate change and public policy in Mexico: operability review
    Stephanie Victoria Ascencio Serrato
  • City level water forums: exploring innovations to address ‘too much and too little water’ in Dharan, an urbanising city of Nepal
    Suchita Shrestha, Kaustuv Raj Neupane
  • Monitoring of short-lived snow coverage by SAR data around Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands in Antarctica
    Temenuzhka Spasova
  • Cost of climate change adaptation in semi-arid regions - estimates from Maharashtra, India
    Arjuna Srinidhi, Arpan Golechha
  • How climate change adaptation interventions (trans)form the human-nature relationship: The prolonging of environmentality in Panchase, Nepal
    Julian Swinkels
  • An assessment of determinants of adaptive capacity of livestock farmers to climate change in Omusati Region, North Central Namibia
    Cecil Togarepi, Cornelia Haukongo
  • Working towards climate-resilient cities in southern Africa through an Embedded Researcher approach
    Lulu van Rooyen, Anna Taylor, Kornelia Iipinge, Brenda Mwalukanga, Hecrálito Mucavele, Rudo Mamombe, Sandra Zenda, Alice McClure
  • A Case Study on multi-level governance between central and local Governments - an example of New Taipei City
    Zheng-Zhong Yeh, Ming-Wei Chen, Wu-Hsiung Chou, Yi-Chun Lu, Yi-Ping Yang, Hank Hui-Hsiang Lin


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Dania Petrik
South African Adaptation Network,
Leslie Ashburner
African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), University of Cape Town
Michael Addaney
Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Nikhil Advani
World Wildlife Fund
Floris Boogaard
Hanze University of Applied Sciences: Groningen
Varaidzo Chinokwetu
Chinhoyi University of Technology: Chinhoyi, Mashonaland West
Darrell R. Corkal
h2adapt inc.
Caroline Lumosi
Universität Osnabrück: Osnabruck, Niedersachsen
Benjamin Kasongo Malunda
University of Fort Hare
Sonwabo Perez Mazinyo
University of Fort Hare
Elisha Moyo
Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate: Harare
Ephias Mugari
University of Botswana: Gaborone, Gaborone
Kehinde Olayinka Popoola
Obafemi Awolowo University: Ile-Ife, Osun
Victor Oluwadamilare Abegunde
University of Zululand: KwaDlangezwa, Kwazulu-Natal
Dr. Santiago Andrés-Sánchez
Universidad de Salamanca
Helen Scott
RMIT University
Stephanie Victoria Ascencio Serrato
Tarragona Centre for Environmental Law Studies (CEDAT)
Suchita Shrestha
Pukyong National University: Busan, Busan
Cecil Togarepi
University of Namibia
Olivier Crespo
University of Cape Town
James Hansen
Columbia University
Iddi Hassan
State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania
Rick Heikoop
Bituen Hidalgo
Veronica Nonhlanhhla Jakarasi
Infrastructure Development Bank, Zimbabwe
Charlotte Kabaseke
Courts of Judicature of Uganda
Yi hyun Kang
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Janina Käyhkö
University of Helsinki
Dragana Bojović
Barcelona Supercomputing Center’s Earth Sciences department
Keshav Prasad Khanal
Himalayan Program