ESRC Workshop CASCADE-NET 6- Less heard voices within Civil Society for res...

ESRC Workshop CASCADE-NET 6- Less heard voices within Civil Society for res...

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ESRC Seminar Series CASCADE-NET: Civil Agency, Society and Climate Adaptation to Weather Extremes

Seminar 6: Less heard voices within Civil Society for resilience: engaging diverse groups in knowledge exchange and capacity building

We are pleased to announce a one-day seminar workshop exploring the how less heard voices within Civil Society can be engaged in building local resilience in the context of climate change and extreme weather.

The event is co-organised by: London Climate Change Partnership and the Centre for Water, Communities and Resilience, University of the West of England, Bristol, working with a number of individuals and agencies.

Date/time: 10:30-16:00, Friday 21st June 2019 (10.00am onwards for coffee & networking)

Questions to be explored:

  • Who are the less-heard voices in society in extreme weather adaptation and wider resilience building?
  • How are these groups identified and their vulnerability appraised?
  • How do perceptions of vulnerability compare with reality?
  • What are the relationships between environmental justice and social justice, social vulnerability, and adaptation?
  • How are we working with different groups in knowledge exchange and capacity building (including timing within Extreme Weather Adaptation Cycle?)
  • Do less heard voices influence and play a role in policy decisions? How can their role be enhanced?
  • What are the research needs and priorities – conceptual; methodological? How is research linking to policy and practice?

Speakers will be from academia, policy and practice including Civic Society, Government, Resilience Agencies and Academia. Confirmed speakers include: Professor Robin Leichenko, Co-Director, Rutgers Climate Institute, Rutgers University speaking on Bringing equity into urban adaptation planning. More details to follow shortly. The seminar will have a strong focus on group discussion and participation.

For further information about the aims of CASCADE-NET see:

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Ruth Vargo - Administrator for Centre for Water, Communities & Resilience, UWE Bristol

0117 32 87298 (Working days are Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)

Travel Bursaries

For Early Career Researchers (e.g. PhD student; postdoctoral researcher) and Civic Society organisations:

Please note there are a number of travel bursaries which are being shared out across the nine CASCADE-NET seminars. If you would like to apply for up to £80 towards your travel costs, please email with the following details: your name, role or post, institution/organisation, location and cost of travel. We will confirm by email in advance of the event if we can give you a bursary. Successful applicants should hold onto their rail tickets to attach to their claim form.