Past Event

Climate Change & SIDS: Navigating Resilience in Place in an Age of Retreat

April 19, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 106
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are a group of countries that face unique sustainable development challenges; one such challenge is their vulnerability to climate change and susceptibility to natural disasters. Currently SIDS are facing loss of land in low-lying coastal areas, as well as loss of ecosystem services and livelihoods. With the devastating effects of climate change, intertwined with other trends such as population growth and globalization, the question thus lies - should whole populations of SIDS retreat, in/out-of-country migration, or can they create resilience strategies in order to adapt in place to the challenges they face? This panel discussion on Resilience in Place in an Age of Retreat aims to explore this question while promoting interdisciplinary dialogues amongst the Columbia community.