Summer Academy: World risk and adaptation futures

A sound understanding of future trajectories in environmental and climatic risks and especially the related socio-economic vulnerabilities is of key importance for science, policy and practice alike. Yet, such knowledge and the methodological toolkit to develop it remains strikingly poor to date. To overcome that gap we initiated the Summer Academy on world risk and adaptation futures and invite experts to discuss this challenge and find solutions.

 

2018 Summer Academy: "Global risk and adaptation futures – What role is played by urbanisation?"

2018 Summer Academy: "Global risk and adaptation futures – What role is played by urbanisation?"

Since 2009, there have been more people living in cities than in rural areas. This equals approximately 4.2 billion in 2018. The trend towards urbanisation is set to continue and harbours risks as well as bringing opportunities. On one hand, it creates risk hotspots, for example for natural hazards. On the other hand, thanks to redundant infrastructure such as multiple hospitals, cities enhance resilience to external shocks. >more

2018 Summer Academy: Call for applications

2018 Summer Academy: Call for applications

A sound understanding of future trajectories in environmental and climatic risks and especially the related socio-economic vulnerabilities is of key importance for science, policy and practice alike. Yet, such knowledge and the methodological toolkit to develop it remains strikingly poor to date. To overcome that gap we initiated the Summer Academy on world risk and adaptation futures and invite experts to discuss this challenge and find solutions. >more

New Summer Academy programme: World risk and adaptation futures

New Summer Academy programme: World risk and adaptation futures

A leading global challenge today centers on the capacity to make appropriate decisions that will navigate countries and communities towards a safe, sustainable future. Uncertainty about future risk trends plays a central role in whether or not policy makers and practitioners can make decisions that help society adapt to climate risks and capture the opportunities ahead. >more