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Date and Location

September 26, 2022
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Cgis (south) Building Room S050 1730 Cambridge Street


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​With the release of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, the climate change community has embraced the idea of transformation as necessary to achieve a just, sustainable future. This presents a significant challenge for those working on adaptation. Long implicitly framed as a largely technical, defensive exercise seeking to protect people from harm and, implicitly, significant impacts and changes, adaptation now must work to facilitate forward-looking transformations. Examples of climate services that have been implemented as adaptation interventions illustrate how seeing adaptation as a means to transformation reveals it as a socio-technical challenge that, for whatever its potentials, risks producing unintended and even harmful outcomes. These examples also offer opportunities to understand and implement transformational adaptation in a productive manner.

Speakers and Presenters

​Edward R. Carr


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