3C: Transformation – what if adaptation is not enough?

This session will explore how both adaptation and transformation together can contribute to an empowering discourse that supports political agency and collaborative actions to reduce the risk of dangerous climate change.

08.30 - 12.00 Thursday October 25th

What if climate change adaptation is not enough to reduce the risks and vulnerability associated with the types of impacts that are expected to occur in the next century? What types of social transformations are needed to avoid the ecological, social and psychological impacts of climate change?

As the observed and projected impacts of climate change become more visible and better understood, it is increasingly recognized that small adjustments may be insufficient and that “transformational adaptations” that involve novel, large-scale actions will be required.

Speakers include:
Karen O´Brien, Department of sociology and human geography, University of Oslo

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