The HABITABLE team joined the seventh edition of the Adaptation Futures international conference which took place in Montreal, Canada, from October 2-6 2023.
The conference aimed to pushing for the adoption of transformative adaptation for long-term resilience, bring marginalized voices, especially indigenous people from the Global South, to the forefront in pursue of climate justice, equity, diversity and accelerating momentum towards the Global Goal on Adaptation and the Global Stocktake and build on action to implement effective adaptation.
On October 4th, the HABITABLE team participated to a panel on “Compounding risks and vulnerability – What are the implication for habitability and migration? Insights from research and practice”, which raised questions around the notion of habitability and the role played by perceptions of climate-related risks in the final decision to migrate.
While the first half of the conversation shed light on risks and vulnerability, thanks to the contribution of Rachel Keeton and Diana Reckien (Twente University), the second-half was centered around the correlation between habitability and adaptation, with the speakers Sarah Redicker and Ricardo Safra de Campos (University of Exeter) investigating to what extent current migration rates might have an impact on future adaptive capacity.