Adaptation Futures is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). It is being held this week in Rotterdam, The Netherlands May 10-13. Several events have been organized of interest to the AgMIP community.

On Wednesday May 11 8:45 – 10:30 there will be a session titled “Adapting cropping systems to a CO2 rich atmosphere: opportunities and challenges for food and water security” organized by Delphine Deryng and Joshua Elliott in partnership with AgMIP and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). The session aims to discuss challenges and opportunities in adapting cropping systems to a CO2 rich atmosphere and to identify a list of priorities in future experimental and crop modeling research that are carefully targeted to stakeholders’ needs. After three presentations from the Impact-Adaptation-Vulnerability modeling and field experiment communities, practitioners and scientists will be invited to debate in a café style setting.To find out more about the session see the conference website listing.

On Thursday May 12 8:45 – 10:30 a session organized by Cynthia Rosenzweig and chaired by Jean-Francois Soussana titled “New climate change and food system assessments: coordinating global and regional scales” will be held. The session will focus on new directions in food system assessments including integration across global and regional scales, linkages to nutrition and health, and sustainable agriculture. Impacts of extreme events will be explored on both biophysical and socioeconomic aspects. Opportunities for participation and collaboration in AgMIP and other projects and programs will be shared in the discussion. To find out more about the session see the conference website listing.