Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre
28 October – 02 November 2025
Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!
Welcome to the homelands of Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Ngāi Tahu.
The 8th international Adaptation Futures Conference (AF2025 ) will be held in Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand from 28 Oct to 2 November, 2025 and hosted by the University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha with regional Oceania and international partners.
Adaptation Futures is the flagship event of the United Nations World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) and this premier international climate change adaptation conference series enables practitioners, policymakers, researchers and academics from across the world to gather to network, collaborate, learn and inspire!
We are grateful for foundation sponsorship support from Tourism New Zealand, ChristchurchNZ, University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, and The Climate Fund of the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment Manatū Mō and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Te Taiao. We look forward to collaborating with New Zealand Government agencies, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau, Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka and Lincoln University Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki.
AF2025 will provide a unique opportunity to share adaptation expertise, skills and experiences with a leading network of scientists, practitioners, governments, industry and community, educators and youth leaders and community advocates to advance adaptation to our rapidly changing climate.
AF2025 will recognise the vital role of climate-resilient development, drawing on Indigenous and local knowledges to advance a fairer, more liveable and sustainable future for all.
AF2025 aims to model low carbon impact with a range of in person, hybrid events and regional hubs proposed.
AF2025 aims to support Global South, Indigenous and youth leadership at this global event.
Indigenous leadership and knowledge for transformation; opportunities and limits of adaptation, finance, loss and damage
CITIES, SETTLEMENTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE:
Climate-resilient development solutions for urban governments and communities, climate mobility and global action
FOOD AND WATER SECURITY, LAND USE AND BIODIVERSITY:
Ecosystem health, agricultural innovation, food-water-energy nexus
ART OF CLIMATE ADAPTATION:
The role of performance and creative arts for adaptation
CAPACITY BUILDING AND YOUTH:
Global talanoa connecting students and young activists, educators and early career researchers
Find out more about being involved and/or sponsoring AF2025 events.