Huvudbild för Mänskliga Rättighetsdagarna i Göteborg

Who has a say? Public participation in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction initiatives Har passerat

Måndag 6 december 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Globala scenen

Moderator: Marie Storrier-Aronsson
Paneldeltagare: Benedict Singleton, Nønne Schjærff Engelbrecht

The world is already facing the negative consequences of anthropogenic climate change, which is expected to increase in the years to come. Still, societal inequalities and inequities lead to marginalised persons being disproportionately affected by disasters and climate change. Although evidence clearly indicate that there is a need to learn from affected communities, including marginalised groups to make sure they have opportunities to meaningfully participate in the design and implementation of such initiatives, the reality is not so straightforward. This panel, therefore, engages with the need to promote inclusive processes that minimize knowledge gaps and safeguard public participation in decision-making processes. The panel brings together academics and practitioners in a discussion on who has a say in planning for climate change adaptation and disaster risk management. Examples will be drawn both from Sweden and beyond, and the role of human rights in this context will be unpacked.


School of global studies, Gothenburg University



Prioriterade målgrupper

Tjänstepersoner vid statliga myndigheter/departement
Intresserad allmänhet






Global utveckling


Marie Storrier-Aronsson Moderator

University of Reading, UK, focus: Disaster Risk Reduction

Benedict Singleton Paneldeltagare

postdoctoral researcher, University of Gothenburg

Nønne Schjærff Engelbrecht Paneldeltagare

Verksamhetsutvecklare, My Right