Transformational Climate Adaptation Tools For Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Resilience

Transformational Climate Adaptation Tools For Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Resilience

Organizer: 
Jacqueline C Patterson
NAACP
Time Slot: 
Concurrent Sessions 6
Session Type: 
Training
Abstract: 

More and more, local adaptation climate resilience planning is becoming an essential process for scaling up solutions that build resilience for everyone. Centering social, economic and racial equity is key to understanding the deeply rooted, cultural practice in communities; connecting rich histories to today’s challenges of thriving in the face of climate change. Given stakes are high and climbing, how do we accelerate the pace of climate solutions that adequately meets the impact climate disruptions have on our communities? How do we do so while ensuring that the solutions are rooted in systems change towards a regenerative, independent
and democratic society and economy?
This session will lift up key concepts from four resources:
The NAACP's Equity in Resilience Building for Climate Adaptation Toolkit, the NAACP Transformational Climate Adaptation Finance Toolkit, the National Association of Climate Resilience Planners Community-Driven Climate Resilience Framework and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network and Raimi + Associates guide to Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Preparedness Planning. These tools complement each other, describing authentic, effective collaboration between community leaders/experts and local planners. Additionally, this multi-stakeholder, interactive session will feature a training on racially-equitable, community-driven
climate resilience planning principles, practices, and models.

Co-organizers:

Victoria Benson, Movement Strategy Center
Corrine Van Hook-Turner, Movement Strategy Center