Preparing for the future? Rethinking support for adaptive capacity to climate change
Introduction by Jo Lofthouse - Oxfam GB and International Programme Coordinator, Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA)
Simon Levine - Senior Research Fellow, ODI and co-author of the report
Katrina Brown - Professor of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia
John Vidal - Environment Editor, The Guardian
Dr Tom Mitchell - Head of Climate Change, Environment and Forests Programme, ODI
This event launches a new report - 'Rethinking support for adaptive capacity to climate change: the role of development interventions' - exploring the role that development interventions are playing in helping people to face the future challenges of change – including climate change. It is based on studies in Mozambique, Uganda and Ethiopia conducted by the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA), which was established in 2009 with the goal of improving how poor and vulnerable communities adapt to change. At the heart of ACCRA’s work is the understanding that human survival and development requires the ability to improve resilience in the face of future change – ‘adaptive capacity.’ This event focuses on the report’s argument that opportunities for development interventions to support people through future change are being lost – because change and adaptive capacity are too rarely on the radar of those who design and implement them.