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Invitation to ‘Just Transitions Webinar: Community-based coastal hazard risk reduction and climate resilient development’ on October 23 & 24

We are thrilled to announce that the ‘Just Transitions Webinar: Community-based Coastal Hazard Risk Reduction and Climate Resilient Development’ will take place on October 23.

Webinar Outline

Coastal communities already experience the direct impacts of climate change. Prospects are bleak in the face of rising sea-levels and the compounding interactions between climate change and coastal biodiversity loss alongside vexing challenges in public health, and food, energy, and water security. Processes of unsustainable development and resource dependency can make coastal communities vulnerable to climate impacts, and limit their capacity to respond. Navigating these ‘stormy seas’ is challenging, with profound implications for transitioning to just and sustainable coastal development. How might coastal communities prepare for a turbulent future?

This webinar outlines the challenges that coastal communities face in the Anthropocene. It explores barriers and enablers for enabling just transitions and community-based coastal hazard risk reduction and climate resilient development. Examples are drawn from case studies around the world. Insights are shared from forthcoming UNESCO guidance (a community guide and workbook) to help coastal communities reduce risk and build resilience in a changing climate. The four-step mediated approach creates opportunities for communities and their governing authorities to develop novel ‘fit-for-purpose’ ways to institutionalise empowering and transformative climate action.

Join us for an enlightening discussion on how coastal communities can proactively prepare for an increasingly uncertain future and transition towards equitable and sustainable development practices. Please feel free to extend this invitation to your colleagues and friends who share an interest in this pressing subject. We have arranged two separate time slots to facilitate global participation.

Webinar Details

Date: October 23 & 24, 2023


  1. October 23, 2023, 07:00 AM UTC
  2. October 24, 2023, 11:30 PM UTC 


If you have any questions or need further information, please contact us at [email protected].

Stay tuned for more updates as the event approaches!

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