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  • Webinar: Adaptation pathways - from concept to practice Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    University of Cape Town


    Date: 14 Oct 2016
    https://www.preventionweb.net/go/50502

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Webinar: Adaptation pathways - from concept to practice

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): University of Cape Town (UCT)

OTHER HOST(S): Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 14 Oct 2016 Location: Online event

Mainstreaming climate change into decision-making to achieve ‘climate compatible development’ is a pressing challenge. This process is complicated by the uncertainties in climate change projections and impacts and the necessity for cooperation between public and private actors across multiple sectors. In addition, other drivers such as population growth, increasing economic volatility and modernisation interact with climate change to generate non-linear and unexpected outcomes and shocks, requiring novel thinking about development planning.

Significance

By focussing on how decision-makers can account for future uncertainty, the recent construct of adaptation pathways provides a potentially useful approach. Its core principles are the recognition of multiple stakeholders and their competing values, goals and knowledge, the need to identify and implement both incremental and transformative strategies, and the sequencing of decisions over time to avoid foreclosure of options and to minimise risks of mal-adaptation. The webinar is part of the Global Climate Change Week, held from 10 ‒ 16 October 2016.

Schedule

09h00    Introduction to ASSAR and the webinar

09h15    What are ‘adaptation pathways’? Russel Wise, CSIRO

09h35    Questions & answers

10h00    Putting pathways into practice - James Butler, CSIRO

10h20    Development pathways that define adaptation futures - Sumetee Pahwa, IIHS, ASSAR

10h30    Questions & answers

10h50    Lessons learned and concluding remarks

Registration

To register the interested participant should visit the webinar page.

For more information, please contact: Laura Louw laulouw@cariaa.net

Event website: http://www.assar.uct.ac.za/news/webinar-adaptation-pathways-concept-practice



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