Equity in Climate Change Adaptation (1/3)
Inequity in climate change adaptation - who are most vulnerable?
Impacts from climate change pose many challenges to water and sanitation development and management. Evidence shows that poor and ethnic minorities are both highly exposed to climate extremes and often have lower adaptive capacity. This duality adds a dimension of vulnerability to groups already facing many other challenges. If poorly undertaken, adaptation processes can potentially exacerbate inequalities, causing maladaptation.
Inequity in climate change adaptation - who are the most vulnerable?
This session is the first of three that will set the agenda for the rest of the day and through to World Water Week 2020 – where climate change will be the focal point of the conference. Here, we want to get at the essence of what equity means in the context of climate change adaptation. Who are the most vulnerable? Why? How do we identify and engage the most vulnerable in our adaptation efforts?
11:00 Welcome and introduction
Session chair Prof Guillermo Donoso, Water Law and Economics Centre, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
11:05 Equity in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Resilience
Hans Guttman, Executive Director, ADPC
11:20 Keynote address
Verena Demmelbauer, WECF
11:35 Panel discussion
Moderator: Dr John Matthews, Executive Director, AGWA
Juana Rosa Vera-Delgado, Global Forest Coalition
Caroline Brown, Pegasys Strategy and Development
Caroline King, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
12:25 Closing remarks from the chair
Prof Guillermo Donoso
12:30 End of session