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Anne Olhoff (UNEP DTU partnership)

On 9 November the World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) hosted a side event on adaptation research directions and learning agendas.

WASP is an initiative led by seven UN agencies, including UNEP. The UNEP Science Division hosts the WASP Secretariat and is a founder of the programme, which was established at COP24 in 2018.

During the event, panelists’ views and insights were shared and the outcome of the sixth Adaptation Futures conference was discussed. Emphasis was placed on the latest scientific knowledge and messages on adaptation needs, including how to bridge the gap between research and action.

The panel discussion was co-chaired by Cynthia Rosenzweig (NASA, Columbia University and WASP Co-Chair) and Santiago Alba Corral (IDRC). Maria del Pilar Bueno Rubial (National Council of Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina and UNFCCC Adaptation Committee), Kristy Lewis (FCDO, UK Government), Bernadette Shamlumbu (Desert Research Foundation of Namibia), and Anne Olhoff (UNEP DTU partnership) were panel members.

A lively Q&A session featured questions and comments by Bruce Currie-Alder (IDRC) and a virtual audience.

Find out more about WASP´s research directions and learning agendas here.

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