societal impact

Wash U Symposium: People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, Social Justice

Event date(s): Friday, November 18, 2016
Location: Brown School of Social Work, 6350 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105

Please plan to join us on November 18, 2016 at Washington University in St. Louis for this important symposium on the human impacts of climate change. The “People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, Social Justice” Symposium focuses on the human impacts of climate change, the social responses necessary for transformational solutions, and the policy implications of such solutions.

Key speakers include experts on flooding, drought, heat, urbanization, adaptation, and indigenous health—representing research from the United States, Latin America, Southeast Asia and other parts of the world.

Participants will compare existing knowledge on vulnerability and adaptation; identify where new knowledge is needed and chart a research agenda; set ambitious yet reachable social policy goals; and develop a strategy for reaching those goals. The preliminary agenda is available here. The symposium will conclude with a reception.

All sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more details click here.  A special rate for lodging is available at the nearby Sheraton Clayton Plaza (please click here) or Moonrise Hotel (please click here). To secure the symposium rate, reservations must be made by October 18, 2016.

​Author work sessions are on November 17 and 19.

This symposium will be convened by Washington University in St. Louis, National University of Singapore and University of Tennessee.