Social Resilience, Community Building, and Rural & Urban Habitability

Modifications to human behavior are warranted if any society is to effectively respond to climate challenges. Social norms, economic realities, access to reliable and digestible information, and private interests may impede progress towards those ends. This session looks at these issues within the context of related recent lessons and experiences from across the region. Presentations and paper submissions are encouraged to tackle adaptation actions in these spaces, the agencies of change, and the tools of effective community engagement, all of which strengthen the bonds that help protect communities from climate changes.