In October 2022, HABITABLE partner, Dr. Neil Adger of the University of Exeter, presented at the Annual Climate Change Lecture Series hosted by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency in Cork, Ireland.
The lecture can be viewed here.
Lecture Description: In this lecture, guest Speaker Professor Neil Adger will explore how climate change poses risks to life and livelihoods through flood risk, heatwaves, wildfires and drought. Yet investing in climate adaptation actions also comes with risks: not being seen as legitimate, closing off future options, and not being effective in the first place. This lecture proposes ways to ensure health and wellbeing are accounted for when planning for floods and will examine whether people are made healthier and happier by strategies such as hard engineering, managed retreat, or by living with risk. Professor Adger will draw on new findings from Ireland, the UK and Ghana.