Due to the rising threat of Climate Change, adaptation has become a time ticking challenge. Over the past decade, in despite of the substantial efforts to respond to climate change, still many challenges and issues lies among us. With the Paris’ agreement 3 months ahead, it is crucial for us to revisit the lessons learned from this era’s previous adaptation actions, and discuss the way forward.
Hence, the 7th International Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation (ISCCA 7) will take place in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 17th of September, 2015, hosted by Ministry of Environment, Korea, and organized by Korea Environment Institute (KEI)-Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change (KACCC) and Asia-Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN).
The theme of the 2015 symposium is 'New Trend of Adaptation in National and International Adaptation Arenas.’ It is expected to address lessons learnt from the previous adaptation efforts and prospects for improvement, share new adaptation initiatives and innovations, and to discuss major issues and implications of the Paris’ Agreement. Especially, as the Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea, plans to launch the 2nd National Climate Change Adaptation Master Plan in September, the symposium will serve as an interactive opportunity to share the successes and limitations of the 1st Master plan, and examine the new Plan under the new climate change response regime.