Abstract: Climate impacts on communities are increasing, ranging from more intense coastal storms, riverine flooding and droughts, rising temperatures, to emergence of mosquito-borne and other diseases. As more people have direct exposure to these risks, the need for building in social-ecological resilience is becoming more actue. Speakers in this session will discuss documented climate impacts from global to local levels, and how they are playing out in community response through diverse approaches. Innovative co-development processes and engagement of non-traditional urban populations in designing climate resilient strategies and futures offer hope that increased awareness can lead to constructive action. Short presentations will be followed by lively discussion.
Moderator: Mary Ruckelshaus, Natural Capital Project