ICCCAD and IUB E-Lecture Series on issues relevant to Climate Change
International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Science and Management at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) organized a webinar on June 28th, 2021. Dr Lisa Schipper, an Environmental Social Science Research Fellow at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford presented her talk on “How Can Adaptation to Climate Change Contribute to Fair Development? Three Challenges” The speaker focused on adaptation to climate change in developing countries, and looked at gender, religion and culture to understand what drives vulnerability and by examining how development affects the extent to which people are likely to be affected by climate change, she addressed the questions of whether fair and just development is possible in a changing climate.
Dr Lisa Schipper is Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 18 of the Working Group 2 contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (‘Climate Resilient Development Pathways’), co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Climate and Development (Taylor and Francis), Associate Editor of Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies to Global Change (Springer) and member of the editorial board of the journals World Development Perspectives (Elsevier) and Global Transitions: Health Transitions (KeAi).
The webinar was part of a series of lectures by renowned experts working in the field of climate change, climate policy, and sustainable development which aim to provide an opportunity to share knowledge and have discussions on important topics and issues relevant to climate change.
Professor Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director of ICCCAD introduced the speaker and moderated the webinar. The lecture was followed with discussion by two designated discussants: Aditya Bahadur, Principal researcher, Human Settlements, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Prof. Mizan R Khan, Deputy Director and LUCCC Programme Coordinator, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). The session was attended by a large group of both national and international participants from academia, policy makers, and representatives from development actors.