World Risk and Adaptation Futures - Summer Academy

This project aims to convene young professionals to advance and apply scientific methods for assessing vulnerability to environmental hazards.

Date Published
3 Nov 2018
Expected Start Date
01 May 2018
Expected End Date
30 Jun 2024
Project Type
Research and Capacity Development
Project Status

This project aims at advancing the scientific methods for assessing future exposure and vulnerability trends towards environmental and climatic hazards. The second aim is to apply these methods in advancing the actionable knowledge on potential trends in future exposure and vulnerability. Finally the project aims to fostering the science-policy-action interface by feeding the created knowledge and the debated advice directly into policy processes (e.g. in partnership with UNFCCC) and communities of practice (e.g. in partnership with UNISDR and ICLEI). It does so by convening leading researchers and other key stakeholders in order to collect, discuss and jointly advance the latest approaches in this field. Three thematic focus of academy are urbanization, demographic change and social protection, planned for years 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively.