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    Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org


    Date: 09 Apr 2013
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Online dialogue: Climate crisis - How can the poorest and most vulnerable act to adapt?

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): International Institute for Environment and Development
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 09 Apr 2013 Location: Online event Venue: Online, 12:30-13:30 London time

U.N. climate talks have yet to deliver much for the world’s poorest people, who are already struggling with the impacts of extreme weather and rising seas. But on the ground, researchers and aid workers are getting on with the job of trying to help those communities protect themselves from climate shifts, and even improve their lives amid increasingly harsh conditions.

This debate, hosted by TRF’s AlertNet Climate site and IIED, will explore what actions and resources are needed, where and how, to support vulnerable groups in their efforts to adapt to climate change. It is taking place ahead of the 7th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (#CBA7) in Dhaka later this month, and will feed into discussions there.

Core questions:

  • To what extent can adaptation reduce loss and damage from climate change?
  • What are the most promising approaches for climate adaptation in different regions, and how do we scale them up?
  • Why is it so hard to get international climate finance flowing for adaptation?
  • Are women getting their fair share of adaptation funding?

Expert panel:

Saleemul Huq, Senior Fellow, Climate Change Group, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Kit Vaughan, Director, CARE Poverty Environment and Climate Change Network (PECCN)
Yvette Abrahams, Researcher, Gender CC - Women for Climate Justice, South Africa
Maarten van Aalst, Director, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre
Charlotte Sterrett, Principal Consultant, Climate Concern (Australia)

Event website: http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/online-debate-climate-crisis-how-can-the-poorest-and-most-vulnerable-act-to-adapt

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