|Thursday, November 29, 2018||8:30AM - 11:30AM||108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place|
Climate change is an urgent universal crisis facing all human beings. The impacts of climate change are potentially catastrophic and are unevenly distributed among different cities and countries due to environmental, geographical, social, political, and economic factors, rooted in systemic inequalities. Building resilience to climate change is complex, particularly in rapidly growing cities of Southeast Asia. In response to climate change, globalization, and urbanization, many Southeast Asian cities are experiencing a dramatic transformation due to socioeconomic and environmental challenges, especially under China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative.
This symposium invites scholars and practitioners across different sectors to share the latest knowledge development in the field and explore cutting-edge approaches. It hopes to further strengthen links between a community of climate leaders connected to the ground; and generate opportunities for collaboration in future urban climate resilience governance.
The symposium consists of two major sessions: a virtual conference (8:30-11:30 am) and a panel discussion (2:00-4:00 pm).
During the virtual conference, ten scholars and practitioners across the world with expertise in climate issues in Southeast Asia will present their work through Facebook Live. Each invited speaker will make a 3-minute elevator pitch to address the most critical environmental/climate issue in the region by answering the following questions briefly:
1. What is the most urgent environmental/climate issue in your city/country?
2. Why is it important?
3. What can we do?
A 10-minute Q&A session will follow each elevator pitch.
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