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Friday, April 6, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering (CILSE), 1st floor, 610 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

A Complex Dilemma: The Intersections of Poverty, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race in Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University is pleased to announce its annual Distinguished Lecture, "A Complex Dilemma: The Intersections of Poverty, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race in Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation" featuring Diana Liverman, Regents Professor of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona. Prof. Liverman is a leading expert on the human dimensions of global environmental change and the impacts of climate on society. 

Is there evidence that adaptation efforts are actually reducing climate vulnerability? Can pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eliminate poverty and hunger (SDGs 1 and 2) or to achieve gender equality (SGD 5) also help reduce climate risks and vulnerability? Can we find synergies that will provide multiple benefits for the most climate vulnerable places and groups? Prof. Liverman will explore these questions and more, as she evaluates what we know about social vulnerabilities to climate change, especially the intersecting roles of poverty, globalization, gender, and race, and provides a critical assessment of methods such as interviews, vulnerability indices, and mapping.

Registration required. Reception to follow. 

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