a. Inclusive Resilience
Human societies have long demonstrated resilience in the face of ever-changing environmental, political, and technological circumstances, although climate change is testing human capacity to adapt, particularly where communities are also struggling to address poverty, environmental degradation and conflicts over land and natural resources. Resilience strategies must tackle the social drivers of vulnerability, further reflecting inter alia the special considerations associated with gender and the special needs of highly vulnerable groups in society (children, elderly, differently abled, indigenous groups, migrants, among others).
This stream will focus broadly on how specific actions and strategies can deliver resilience benefits, emphasizing the linkages between governance (institutions), policy, technology, and finance and how resilience of human and social systems can be enhanced and build on demonstrated resilience in other areas. Important sub-themes will include climate change and food security, health, education, migration, and conflict resolution at scales from household to region.
Key aspects under this topic may include gender perspective; indigenous communities and local knowledge; disabilities; human right-based approaches; equity; migration; social protection; health; education.