As the devastating effects of major climate disruptions are felt in more and more locations throughout the globe, cities are on the forefront of responding and adapting to climate uncertainty and its associated impacts.
Negative impacts are experienced in a very unequal way across regions and within cities. Poorer areas and populations are particularly at higher risk from a changing climate from direct impacts such as flooding, drought and hurricanes and from follow-on impacts such as loss of home and livelihood as well as illness and social unrest.
This panel will consider how to assess and address a city’s vulnerability to climate change taking into account populations and resources at risk and the tools now available to evaluate and help form a response to the multiple hazards posed by a changing climate.
Dhaka - Mr. Mir Mustafizur Rahman (Private Secretary to the Mayor)
Jakarta - Mr. Sutanto Soehodho (Deputy Governor)
Johannesburg - Ms. Flora Mokgohloa (Executive Director Environmental Management)
New York - Mr. Adam Freed (Assistant Director of the Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability)