ID Panel: 147
Titulo: Adaptation with a long-view: Promoting resilience in response to environmental and development chall
Resumo: Humans have always acted to adapt to their environments. Technology, culture and social organization all reflect to some degree our evolving relationship with the physical environment. Although adaptation to dynamic environments is part of the human legacy, it hasn’t always been marked by success nor have the benefits been equally distributed across society. Currently there is concern that societies previously adapted to variable climates will not have the capacities to adequately respond to greater variation and a changing climate. This concern has resulted in increased responsibility among policy makers for facilitating adaptation at levels that span local to international. Current vulnerability to change and the deluge of resources pressed into current adaptation efforts raise two concerns related to the ability to promote sustainable development. What will be the long-term social and environmental consequences of individual actions to reduce vulnerability to perceived risks? What will be the long-term social and environmental consequences of adaptation efforts as they are currently promoted by policy makers? Currently, the ability to promote sustainable development is constrained by the lack of adequate research and analysis in these areas.