Mainstreaming Urban Governance and FEW Systems Towards Climatic Risk Reduction in Salon 11
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Urbanization and climate change are on a trajectory that poses both unprecedented risks to food, energy and water (FEW) systems and populations securities, and compelling opportunities to create more sustainable and fair futures. With climate change already affecting urban systems, and projected to underpin future challenges, scholars and practitioners have underscored the need to understand the hazards these cities face as the climate changes, how these affect the FEW security of populations, and how we can mainstream urban governance to better adapt to and mitigate climate risks.
The session includes a diversity of case studies, perspectives and lessons-learned on the social-ecological and governance factors making FEW systems and populations vulnerable. Of equal importance will be to analyze how inequalities in risks are framed, and what are cities doing to incorporate equity considerations into urban adaptation and risk mitigation. For instance, do best practices exist that can be applied in different settings?