The IRDR affiliated project “Coastal Cities at Risk”, supported by an alliance of Canadian research funders, hosted, jointly with the Adaptation for Climate Change Team (ACT) at Simon Fraser University, a workshop on Social Vulnerability from 4 to 6 February 2015.
The workshop brought together researchers and research projects exploring various aspects of social vulnerability related to climate change and adaptation. More specifically, the workshop aimed:
– To explore the various definitions of social vulnerability used within different contexts;
– To examine the various methods for assessing social vulnerability and how these can be used to facilitate comparisons across places;
– To consider appropriate methods of monitoring changes in social vulnerability based on the implementation of programs and policies; and
– To discuss the relevance of social vulnerability assessments for adaptation decision-making.
A report highlighting the key findings of the workshop is available on: http://coastalcitiesatrisk.org/wordpress/international-innovation-ccar-publication/