On 09 November at 17:45 - 18:45 CET (18:45 - 19:45 Egypt local time), HRH Princess Rym Ali, President of the Anna Lindh Foundation, will welcome an array of experts that will delve on the social dimension of Climate Change in the Mediterranean. Displacement and migration are some of the current social dimensions of climate change that need to be addressed in regional mitigation and adaptation strategies. The ALF and its partners will promote the inclusion of this component in decision-making processes to prevent conflicts and to enhance social cohesion in the Euro-Med region.
About the Panel:
Climate Change affects people and response measures depend on people to be successful. Thus, the social dimensions of climate change - the interplay between climate change as a global phenomenon and society in the bidirectional view of people both as victims and agents of action - are critical elements to efficiently address global warming. To date, however, the human factor is the missing variable in the climate change equation. The integration of the social dimensions into climate change policies and behaviours is essential to avoid the exacerbation of already existing inequities and vulnerabilities and build socio-ecological resilience to climate change in the Mediterranean.