February 24th until February 25th 2014 in Bremen, Germany
Dealing with climate change impacts is one of the great challenges of the 21st century and its importance is only just being discovered. The challenges arise from uncertainties in climate change and its impacts, from the long time-horizon, from regionally widely varying vulnerabilities, and from a lack in public awareness. Notwithstanding the challenges of adapting to climate change, the long time horizon and the inherent uncertainties suggest to adopt a wider frame of reference for adaptation. When systems are redesigned to be adaptive to climate change, it seems wise to design them better adapted to uncertainty and surprise in general: i.e. to make them more resilient. Therefore, the conference seeks to foster an exchange between the discourses on resilience and adaptation to climate impacts.
Organizers are especially interested in contributions on socio-economic and socio-technical innovations from coastal regions.