Conference on community-based adaptation to climate change
More than 300 climate change specialists from 60 countries gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam for the 6th Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change from 16-22 April. The meeting, organised by IIED and partners, included three days of visits to communities across Vietnam that are already adapting to climatic changes. The main conference that followed included sessions on agriculture, water, economics, disasters, and adaptation in urban communities.
Sharing knowledge about how communities are adapting to climate change is important so we can apply lessons learned to other contexts. The conference, based in Hanoi, Vietnam from 16-22 April, aimed to improve how we communicate about climate change adaptation. The meeting included ‘out-of-the-box’ sessions on subjects such as blogging, working with the media, and using games to communicate risk. In keeping with the theme, the conference broadcast live interviews online each day and uploaded 50 more interviews to YouTube. Delegates also wrote nearly 30 blog posts and produced nearly two thousand tweets, using the Twitter hashtag #CBA6. Browse content, including videos, in the live blog feed below, or read this blog of tweets and blogs from the event, or this news story for selected media coverage of the conference. Further information about the conference.