This webinar series has been designed as a precursor to the conference, highlighting the need to accelerate adaptation in today’s uncertain times, as an additional platform to feed into the global adaptation dialogue. It was conducted over three days, from 29 June - 1 July 2020, focusing broadly on the issues of youth and climate action, India-EU experiences on adaptation and moving towards a climate resilient pathway.
The agenda for the webinar series can be found here
The webinar proceedings are available here
Youth now hold the place of being significant stakeholders in the global climate discourse and it is seen as critical to constructively channelize their energy to stimulate and enhance climate action. This webinar engaged with youth who are working in various fields like climate research, policy research, environmental law, youth activism etc. to understand their various roles in the following ways:
1. How can youth design creative solutions to bridge the science -policy gap?
2. What role can formal education play in informing the youth about policy making processes and further influence them to actively participate in formulating climate policy?
3. How can they as individuals make a difference in the fight against climate change (with specific reference to adaptation)?
4. In what ways can the youth bring together several movements, and organisations at the national and international levels to achieve the goal of climate adaptation?
In the context of the Adaptation Futures conference, it was foreseen to organise a meeting between the Government of India, the Indian States and Union Territories and officials from the EU and EU Member States on the important issue of adaptation to climate change. Because of the postponement of the conference, this webinar was organised with a focus on exchanging best practices, lessons learnt as well as exchanges on opportunities and challenges. The webinar is an activity under the EU-Strategic Partnership for Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA) project, which contributes to cooperation between the EU and India on climate action. It is funded from the EU Partnership Instrument and the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India, is the nodal partner ministry. The project is being implemented by the EU Delegation to India, with GIZ India as the implementing agency.The presentations for this webinar are available here
In the evolving climate policy narrative of the Global South, there is a pressing requirement for embracing transformative adaptive pathways that are adept at decision making under increasingly uncertain and interrelated climate and social challenges arising across scales. The sustainability and efficacy of developmental processes is intrinsically linked to integrating climate change adaptation in the long term development strategy at all levels of development planning in a country. It is imperative that policies, plans and vision at the national level should recognise the economic, social, environmental and health risks arising from climatic events. The move towards a climate resilient development pathway would therefore need to envisage a long term adaptation strategy, in synergy with development plans, which is cognisant of the evolving socio-economic and climatic scenario of a country.The presentation for TERI's Guiding framework for India’s Climate Resilient Development Pathway is available here
AF 2020 Webinar Series: Youth and Climate Adaptation: Accelerating Action for a Resilient Future
AF 2020 Webinar Series: India-EU Experience Sharing on Adaptation Planning and Implementation
AF 2020 Webinar Series: Moving Towards A Climate Resilient Development Pathway