At What Point Managed Retreat? Resilience, Relocation and Climate Justice Conference

Lead PI: Dr. Radley M. Horton , Dr. Alexander de Sherbinin, Hayley Martinez
June 2021 - June 2021
Inactive
Global
Project Type: Outreach

DESCRIPTION: Building on the success of the 2019 conference on Managed Retreat, the 2021 conference addressed a range of scientific, social, policy and governance issues around managed retreat (also known as strategic realignment and planned relocation). The conference, a major initiative of the Columbia Climate School and its Earth Institute, brought together over 900 stakeholders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, together with academics, scientists, and community representatives, to help develop a common understanding of this complex issue, and move the needle toward equitable solutions. A major emphasis was on issues of environmental justice, in recognition that the people most impacted by decisions around retreat have a key role in these conversations.

WEBSITE:

https://adaptation.ei.columbia.edu/content/2021-conference-homepage

KEYWORDS

environmental justice climate change resilience climate change adaptation climate justice managed retreat

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate

MULTIMEDIA

View 2021 conference recordings.

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