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Adaptation Issues in the Climate Change Regime

When Sep 14, 2007
from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where 541 Deike Building
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JOUNI PAAVOLA

 

Reader in Sustainability at Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

Dr. Jouni Paavola is Reader in Sustainability at Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. His research examines the role of institutions and social justice in environmental governance, particularly in the governance of adaptation and mitigation in changing climate. He participates in the Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change programme of the Rock Ethics Institute of the Pennsylvania State University. Earlier he was co-investigator in Strategic Assessment of Equity and Justice Issues in the Adaptation to Climate Change project of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. He has published his research in journals such as ScienceEcological Economics, and Environment and Planning A. The latest of his co-edited volumes, Fairness in Adaptation to Climate Change, published by the MIT Press, was nominated for the Harold and Margaret Sprout Prize of the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association. Dr. Paavola is Associate Editor of Environmental Valuesand a member of the Board of European Society of Ecological Economics (ESEE). He received his Ph.D. in 2000 at Michigan State University.

Adaptation Issues in the Climate Change Regime

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From the standpoint of many developing countries participating in climate change negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, adaptation issues are of the highest importance. Particularly, those nations who are most vulnerable to climate change are bringing to the foreground in the climate change regime questions such as who will help them prepare for a changing climate that seriously threatens lives and livelihoods of their citizens. Adaptation issues raise important scientific and justice questions that will need to be considered as the climate change regime develops. Dr. Jouni Paavola will discuss the emerging importance of adaptation issues in the climate change negotiations, using the United Republic of Tanzania as a case example. He will identify the key areas of the climate change regime that need attention from the viewpoint of developing countries in the near future.