September 8-9, 2021 

Save the date for UCLA’s Climate Adaptation Research Symposium! This virtual event will highlight recent social science research on the impacts of climate change, particularly on vulnerable populations and communities.

Hosted by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, the event aims to translate cutting-edge findings for policymakers to inform adaptation strategies. Further, the symposium will identify emerging research needs and foster dialogue across disciplines and sectors.

Event Context

As global temperatures rise, climate change is causing far-reaching impacts. Communities continue to experience extreme heat waves, destructive wildfires, and devastating floods and storms. Vulnerable and low-income populations feel these impacts the most.

Climate change presents an unprecedented threat — however, researchers are making progress to estimate the impacts of climate change on many aspects of society — like health, well-being, migration, and economic outputs — and offer potential solutions. This research offers a path forward to creating resilient communities that can respond to rapidly changing environmental conditions.

Highlights from the Inaugural Symposium

We’re building off the success of last year’s event, which featured:

17 sessions

on community-based resiliency, innovative planning, and more

70 presenters

representing the nation’s leading adaptation scholars

2000+ attendees

from across the US and
58 countries

The Climate Adaptation Research Symposium is presented by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation.