The impacts of climate change affect different people in different ways, depending on their levels of preparedness, race, class, access to resources, abilities, age, and participation in decision making.
Inclusive resilience must be guided by obligations and accountabilities of states to the various human rights treaties and global compacts for which they have committed themselves including the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and other human rights treaties, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda.
Inclusive resilience is anchored on the principles of recognition, distributive, and procedural justice and at its minimum, the pursuit of inclusive resilience must “do no harm” to other members of society.
- Who are the vulnerable groups that are not yet adequately represented in climate change adaptation discussions in your locality or region and how should we ensure that they are not left behind?
- How do we reach those furthest behind through the five enablers: policy and climate governance, planning and processes, financing and investing, science and assessment, and technologies and practices?
- How can we maximize commitments made by countries in international human rights treaties and global compacts such as the Paris Agreement, the 2030 Agenda, Sendai Framework, and the New Urban Agenda to push for more inclusive climate resilience?
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