Over 400 participants from more than 60 countries attended IIED's 8th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to climate change (CBA8) in Kathmandu, Nepal, in April 2014. Hundreds more followed the event and interacted via live web streamed video, comments and social media.
The conference was formally opened by Nepal's Prime Minister, Sushil Koirala, who described climate change as "a defining issue of our time".
Koirala told the conference that Nepal had experienced a range of climate change-related events, including rapid melting of glaciers, shifting weather patterns and depreciation of water resources. These changes were exerting immense pressures on the lives and livelihoods of the poor.
He said Nepal's government was prioritising measures to tackle the effects of climate change, and emphasised the importance of building awareness of climate change and adaptive capacity at community level.
Mutual learning is a key part of the CBA conference series, and we interviewed both facilitators and delegates to find out what they learned from the event – you can watch a playlist of the interviews below.