Kim Campbell featured at World Bank’s Climate Change Workshop

March 5, 2008

Photo courtesy of World Bank

Washington, DC, USA. The issue of climate change has thrust itself into the forefront of global debate. However, while the natural science of climate change is increasingly certain on what will happen to earth’s climate, the debate on the likely social consequences of climate change for human society is still in its infancy.  

With this challenge in mind, the Social Development Department of the World Bank hosted a workshop on March 5-6, 2008 in order to build a greater understanding of the social implications of climate change. The technical workshop considered how climate change is likely to affect issues of Conflict, Migration, Urban Space, Rural Institutions, Drylands, Social Policy, Indigenous Peoples and Gender and addressed the following questions: 

  • How will people’s lives and livelihoods change as a result of climate change?
  • What are the likely consequences for different groups of people within society, for example, indigenous peoples or fishing communities? 
  • For those already confronting war, crime, hunger, disease or insecure livelihoods, how will they manage additional threats stemming from climate change? 
  • Will insecurity worsen and for whom?
  • What policies should be put in place to help people cope?

For further details on the workshop sessions, visit: http://www.worldbank.org/socialdevelopment

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