Fri, 28 Jan|
Join this webinar to gain insight into the importance of coastlines and their ability to help civilization bounce back from natural calamities.
Time & Location
28-Jan-2022, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm IST
About the event
Coastal resilience is the ability of a community to bounce back after natural hazards like hurricanes and coastal storms. The necessity to strengthen this resilience on a global scale is becoming essential, as climate change is causing these hazardous events to become more frequent and intense. Some ways of achieving this include integrating nature-based solutions for erosion and seal-level rise, as well as resilient infrastructure, into coastal management strategies. Nature-based solutions rely on natural processes and features to sustainably manage ecosystems, and are gaining ground in contemporary environmental strategies. Moreover, coastal retreat is also gaining momentum, as its co-benefits could help protect coastal communities.
In this TDTM webinar, these emerging solutions will be discussed to provide an insightful overview into the ever-evolving landscape of coastal management. We will be joined by our guests Carly Lovas and Sarita Fernandes.
Sarita Fernandes is a coastal and maritime policy scholar, specifically with her work on land-use of coastal zones, ocean governance and resource management of maritime zones and stakeholder equity into policies. She also studies conflict resolution in coastal land-use, marine resource management, conservation and case-studies of conflict within ocean economy sectors.
Carly Lovas is a marine ecologist currently pursuing her masters in Climate & Society at Columbia University in New York City. She intends to work at the nexus of science, industry, and policy to create more robust and resilient coastal communities. Her work with Talk Dharti has led her to incorporate concepts of social justice into her ocean/climate work and push for rapid transformation in the climate crisis.
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