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Webinar: Climate Change, Indigenous Communities, and the Imperative for Action!
Monday, 08 April 2019, 2:55
Monday, April 8, 2019. 2:55PM. Webinar: Climate Change, Indigenous Communities, and the Imperative for Action! Karim-Aly Kassam, Cornell University. Sponsored by Cornell Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions, and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. More information here.
Indigenous and rural societies who have contributed least to anthropogenic climate change are facing its harshest consequences and for them climate change is one of the greatest challenges. But an estimated 70-80% of the world’s food is produced by the same smallholders with less than two hectares of land. Therefore, climate variability is disrupting food systems and generating a debilitating anxiety. Consequently, anticipatory capacity–the ability to envision possible futures and develop a plan of action to deal with uncertainties–is needed urgently.