SE17: The Human Dimension of Climate Change Adaptation - The importance of local and insitutional issues

  • ID: SE17
  • Date & Time: Wednesday 17 June (13:30 - 15:00)
  • Room: 14
  • Participation: Open
  • Organizer: Commission on Climate Change and Development (CCCD), Provention Consortium
  • Focal Point: johan.schaar (at), margaret.arnold (at), katell.legoulven (at),


The special event will be based on a presentation of the report "The Human Dimension of Climate Change: The Importance of Local and Institutional Issues", which is one of the key documents underpinning the CCCD’s report "Closing the Gaps", launched on 14 May. The document was prepared by a group of researchers representing SEI, IDS, IIED and ProVention.

The side event will address the nature of climate risks, the linkages with and lessons from disaster risk management and the elements that constitute people’s adaptive capacity and the process of adaptive capacity development.

Expected Outcomes

The side event would result in a better understanding of the importance of formal and informal institutions and the interfaces between them as prerequisites for the adaptive capacity of vulnerable households and communities. It would thus link directly to priority area 4 of the Hyogo Framework for Action, Reducing underlying risk factors.

Background Papers

> The Human Dimension of Climate Change Adaptation [DOC, 26.00 Kb]



Note: this is an interim report pending publication of the Conference Proceedings from the 2009 Global Platform.

> Report from SE17 [PDF, 22.97 Kb]

Related Links

> Compilation of National Progress Reports on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action: HFA Priority 4, core indicator 4.1

Last updated: 04 December 2020