presenters from 48 countries on five continents.
The packed programme featured three plenary sessions, 85 parallel sessions, a poster drinks reception, a Ceilidh and a film screening. This year, for the first time, there was a special Business and Innovation programme which ran in parallel with the first two days of the conference.
|Scotland supports eleven water
projects in Africa
thanks to Scotland’s expertise in water
The closing Plenary focused on the way forward for climate adaptation research, opened by Diogo de Gusmao-Soerensen, Head of Climate Services, Climate Action and Earth Observations, Direcotrate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission.
- building networks of expertise (North-South and South-South)
- supporting grass roots civil society movements
- and capacity building focussed on government and civil society institutions.
Short ‘pitch-style’ presentations from innovative land use-oriented start-ups and SMEs
- Dionisio Perez, CMCC (Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change) Services for local and economy-wide assessment of adaptation actions in agriculture
- Srini Sundaram, Agvesto Real time risk as a service for farmland assets
- Tom Downing, Global Climate Adaptation Partnership Expert insights and training for adaptation solutions
- Vesela Tanaskovic, Afforest4future Making the deserts green
Moringa Oleifera will end malnourishment and hunger. Afforest4future plans on planting it across the Sahara desert and thus eradicating hunger in the region!
- Erik Chavez, WINnERS Weather-index based risk services for agricultural protection