This project aims at advancing the scientific methods for assessing future exposure and vulnerability trends towards environmental and climatic hazards. The second aim is to apply these methods in advancing the actionable knowledge on potential trends in future exposure and vulnerability. Finally the project aims to fostering the science-policy-action interface by feeding the created knowledge and the debated advice directly into policy processes (e.g. in partnership with UNFCCC) and communities of practice (e.g. in partnership with UNISDR and ICLEI). It does so by convening leading researchers and other key stakeholders in order to collect, discuss and jointly advance the latest approaches in this field. Three thematic focus of academy are urbanization, demographic change and social protection, planned for years 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively.