Seventh Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change
18-25 April 2013 (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
The CBA7 conference, organized by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Bangladesh Centre for Advance Studies (BCAS), brought together over 250 international practitioners, scientists, government and non-government policy and decision makers. CBA focuses on innovative ways in which local communities deal with climate change impacts and integrate scientific and local knowledge in planning local adaptation strategies. This year, the event focused on the latest approaches for mainstreaming community-based adaptation into international, national and local planning and processes. Conference delegates and online participants learnt about ways that people around the world are adapting to climate change in both rural and urban settings, and how governments can embed adaptation in all policy arenas. During the meeting, government representatives from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, The Gambia and Zanzibar formed a network to support their efforts to factor climate change into national development planning. The network will enable policymakers and planners in countries at risk from climate change to share information and collaborate in ways that can strengthen their policies and plans by ensuring they consider how climate change could affect development, and is open to all countries.