Vulnerability, Adaptation and Climate Justice
Leader: David Schlosberg
Members: Linda Connor, Rosemary Lyster, Peter Marks, Phil McManus, Bill Pritchard, Krishna Shrestha
Climate change brings with it a shifting set of vulnerabilities, disadvantages, and the potential for loss. While most theories and movements for climate justice have focused normative arguments for the prevention of climate change at the global level, the reality is that climate change is already having impacts on vulnerable communities on the ground, affecting a range of basic needs. This symposium will examine the potential of a shift in considerations of climate justice to the condition of adaptation, and explore a range of coming impacts and vulnerabilities – to local cultures, food security, environmental resources, and health. We will also address a variety of adaptive designs and issues – how we respond to the experience of climate change – contrasting the more optimistic and utopian with the ore harshly pragmatic.
Sydney Ideas - Living with Climate Change
When: 20 August 2012
Dale Jamieson, Director of Environmental Studies at New York University, discusses 'Living with Climate Change' as part of the Sydney Ideas Keynote Lecture
Vulnerability, Adaptation and Climate Justice Symposium
Professor Schlosberg discusses the role of the Network at the recent symposium on vulnerability and adaptation
When: 21 August 2012
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David Schlosberg, Climate Justice and Capabilities: A Framework for Adaptation Policy (or Justice for the Anthropocene)
Rosemary Lyster, Towards a global justice vision for Climate Law in a time of 'unreason'