Climate change presents a wide range of serious risks, but also offers the opportunity to drive forward innovative adaptation actions. Vulnerability can be reduced by building strong, equitable, resilient societies, protecting natural capital and deploying cost-effective nature-based solutions. Well-designed climate adaptation actions can have wider benefits for health, economy and biodiversity, and can even have synergies with climate mitigation. ECCA 2017 will explore these opportunities and help to move them from theory to practice.

ECCA 2017 will build upon the achievements of ECCA 2013 in Hamburg and ECCA 2015 in Copenhagen, which emphasised research-policy-practice links and the emerging adaptation services offered by businesses. We aim to engage strongly with the people who will deliver action on the ground: local authorities, government departments and agencies, businesses, industry, NGOs and local communities. We will also showcase adaptation in action, with a focus on how this is transforming the lives of our people and communities.

Social Events

Civic Reception
Date: Monday 5th June 2017
Location: City Chambers Glasgow
Time: 7pm-9pm

The Civic Reception will take place on Monday 5th June 2017 at the City Chambers located in George Square in the heart of the city. This is an informal drinks reception open to all delegates at no extra cost.

Conference Ceilidh
Date: Wednesday 7th June 2017
Location: Kelvingrove Art Gallery
Time: 7pm-11pm

Join us for a traditional Scottish ceilidh in the stunning setting of Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Enjoy fine Scottish cuisine in an informal party setting in this unique and history-rich building. After food and drinks, enjoy traditional Scottish dancing – a fast-paced and fun filled evening for all.