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Session 6

Taking a Climate Justice approach to Locally-Led Adaptation

03 Oct. / 15:00 - 16:30

Hosted by
CJRF, Friendship

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Principle two of the Locally-Led Adaptation principles advocates for addressing the structural inequalities faced by women, youth, disabled, displaced, Indigenous Peoples, and marginalized groups. The climate crisis disproportionately impacts those social groups and further affects their right to live in a healthy and secure environment, including their right to health, to food, to clean water, to education, to development, to cultural heritage, etc. This session will examine how structural inequalities and root vulnerabilities adversely impact communities most affected by climate change. The session will also explain from a human rights perspective how revisiting existing policies, procedures, and resource allocation may benefit these local communities. By presenting best practices of locally led initiatives, and by advocating for a justice approach to the climate crisis, the panelists will demonstrate how those hit hardest by climate change are creating and sharing their own solutions for climate adaptation, and are leading the way to a more just and equitable future.

Funding Partners

CARE International works in 100 countries, helping millions of the world’s poorest people find routes out of poverty and achieve social justice.
Global Resilience Partnership (GRP)
GRP is an inclusive and diverse partnership of organisations joining forces towards a world where vulnerable people and places are able to thrive in the face of shocks, uncertainty and change.
Climate Justice Resilience Fund
CJRF builds voice and power in the communities hit first by climate change. To survive and thrive on a warming planet they need voice, power, and the opportunity to innovate. CJRF helps these communities create and share their own solutions for resilience.
Irish Aid
Irish Aid invest in research that builds evidence on how poor people and countries can best adapt, reduce risk, and build their resilience to withstand future set-backs and disasters.
Practical Action
Practical Action works with communities to develop ingenious solutions in agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. Then we share what’s proven to work with others, so many more people can change their world.
Green Africa Youth Organisation (GAYO)
GAYO is a youth-led gender-balanced advocacy organisation who work directly with local communities to reduce the vulnerability of groups that are at risk to climate impacts, through youth empowerment, skills development and public education.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
IIED is an international policy and action research organisation delivering solutions to sustainable development challenges. Working with partners across the globe, IIED links local priorities to global challenges.