Join us on Wednesday 5 May at 11am for this free Dialogue & Debate webinar on climate resilience. We will be joined by an intergenerational panel to explore how people in the UK can adapt to climate change in ways that foster social cohesion rather than division across nations and within communities.
We ask: if climate change is likely to exacerbate social division, what opportunities can we seize to minimise this?
This discussion is hosted by our Programme Officer, Emily Gow, live on Zoom.
Our guest speakers include:
How to register
Please register in advance to receive joining details for this webinar, using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HEwo_6xLQyGuDpy784CJbg
You will be sent a link to join us live on Zoom, as a non-video participant, and interact with our panel by submitting questions using the Q&A function. All you need is an internet connection, a screen to watch it on - on PC or mobile device - and your speakers switched on.
If you prefer, you can also watch the webinar live on this webpage, or on Facebook Live, in which case please submit any questions to our guests by tweeting us @CumberlandLodge or commenting on our Facebook livestream.
Dialogue & Debate with Cumberland Lodge is a series of regular interactive webinars on pressing issues affecting social cohesion in the UK. It is supported by our charitable funds.
What will we be discussing?
We all know we need to make more sustainable choices if we are to mitigate climate change impacts, but since many of the changes we have set in train are now irreversible, how can we adapt in ways that both protect nature and promote social cohesion?
The increased likelihood of droughts, heatwaves, destructive storms, floods and rising sea levels around the world all pose significant economic, social and security-related threats to the way we live in the UK. Climate-related and geophysical disasters are already estimated to be costing the global economy $520 billion per year. In the UK, the CCC, which is the independent adviser to government on climate change, estimated that achieving net zero by 2050 is going to cost no less than £50bn a year.
Leaders around the world are uniting to take collective action against climate-related disasters and to protect the most vulnerable, as demonstrated in the 2019 Call for Action from the UN Climate Action Summit (UNCAS), but are these commitments being put into practice in the UK and are we moving fast enough to prepare?
As high carbon emitters, historically, we have a collective responsibility to help people in developing countries to adapt, and here in the UK the impacts of climate change will be uneven, with economically disadvantaged communities the most at risk, but everyone’s lives will be affected.
How should we respond to the pressures of climate-induced migration in ways that foster peace and inclusion, for example, as people increasingly search for alternative livelihoods and sources of income when their communities are threatened? How should we address the unequal effects of climate change across the UK? And where do the opportunities lie to do more to help people adapt?
Recordings will be shared after the event on the Read, Watch, Listen section of this website, to watch or listen on demand.