University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy will host the conference Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia (UCRSEA): Urgency, Knowledge, and Innovation on Thursday, November 29. The impacts of climate change are universal, potentially catastrophic, and are unevenly distributed among different cities and countries due to environmental, geographical, social, political, and economic factors. Building resilience to climate change is complex, particularly in the rapidly growing cities of Southeast Asia. In response to climate change, globalization, and urbanization, many Southeast Asian cities are experiencing a dramatic transformation due to socioeconomic and environmental challenges, especially under China’s Belt & Road Initiative. UCRSEA is a project that seeks to provide vulnerable peoples in transitional states with the space to learn about and share in decisions about protecting themselves from the economic, social, and physical impacts of climate change, based in Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. During this event, six experts from Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand will present their work, with the objective of raising the profile of UCRSEA and its work.
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