African Development Bank / Alliance for Global Water Adaptation / Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre / Stockholm International Water Institute / Women Engage for a Common Future

Equity in Climate Change Adaptation (2/3)

Sunday 25 August | 14.00-15.30 | Room: M3
Susanna Starck, SIWI

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.

Equity in Climate Change Adaptation is a three-part seminar that aims to contribute to efforts to mainstream equitable climate adaptation that reduces water related vulnerabilities for all. We will focus on identifying the determinants that constrain or enhance equitable adaptation and vulnerability reduction. How can adaptation strategies be more inclusive and enhance the adaptive capacity of the most vulnerable?

This session is part two of three and asks the question - what tools and approaches do we have available to us to ensure our adaptations are equitable? We will present a sample of tools and approaches that have shown demonstrable impact in addressing the issue of equity in climate change adaptation. The tools will be presented in a dynamic format, allowing you to engage directly with presenters, learn from their successes and how you might implement them in your own context.

Gold standard events are committed to ensure the gender balance in speakers/panellists and young professional representation in the session.

Programme

Tools for equitable climate adaptation
This session is part two of three and asks the question - what tools and approaches do we have available to us to ensure our adaptations are equitable? We will present a sample of tools and approaches that have shown demonstrable impact in addressing the issue of equity in climate change adaptation. The tools will be presented in a dynamic format, allowing you to engage directly with presenters and learn how you might learn from these success stories and implement in your own context.  

Session Chair: Prof Jennie Barron, SLU

Session Moderator: Dr Senaka Basnayake, Climate Resilience Department, Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre

14:00 Welcome and introduction to the session
Prof Jennie Barron 

14:10 How do we walk the walk? Examples in action

  • Addressing inequities in water masterplans though participatory approaches
    Giacomo Galli, Both ENDS 
  • Flood risk mapping for all: a flexible methodology and toolbox  
    Hanne Glas, Ghent University 
  • Equity and Climate Change’s impact on Water Supply in Vanuatu
    Emily Rand, UNICEF 
  • Promoting climate equity through global city partnerships
    Louise Ellis, Arup and
    George Beane, Arup

15:10 Q&A Session
Prof Jennie Barron, SLU

15:25 Closing Remarks
Prof Jennie Barron, SLU

15:30 End of session