Session I: Not a Next Generation Problem: Climate Change in the World’s Most Vulnerable Places
(September 21 - October 2)
Featuring cases from Ethiopia, the Philippines, and Central America, this session will examine the realities of environmental degradation and climate change for the world’s most vulnerable. How does CRS help communities adapt to climate change, including preparing for more frequent and intense disasters and accessing more scarce natural resources like clean water? What policies are being put forward by organizations like CRS to promote “climate-smart” initiatives? And what can we do as Americans to support this work? Note that Pope Francis's visit to the UN in New York and to the U.S. Congress will take place during this session.
Learn about the impact of climate change and environmental degradation on vulnerable populations
Study examples of the ways the international community is supporting vulnerable communities in responding to climate change
Reflect on our role as students and scholars in supporting those who are especially vulnerable to global climate change