I came across various interesting videos, workshops/conferences, and articles on changing climate and/or water in the last two to three weeks.
- The first is an informative video by Christiana Z Peppard on Where we get our fresh water.
- Another video comes from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), on their work with farmers in Senegal: Putting climate information into farmers’ hands.
- The release of the documentary Thin ice: The inside story of climate science took place on 22 April 2013. Early bird offers are that you can download it for $10 or rent it for seven days ($5).
- An IUCN video on Adapting to climate change in eastern and southern Africa.
- The CCAFS, International Water Management Institute and Rural Self-reliance Development Centre trained a group of 12 Nepalese women on basic video production. These women then documented their experiences of how changing climate is impacting on their lives. Watch Capturing women’s voices on climate change through participatory video.
- The Hunger, Nutrition and Climate Justice Conference took place in Dublin 15-16 April 2013. Read the case studies presented and other conference documents at HNCJ.
- On 24-25 June 2013 the conference of the Society in the Anthropocene will take place at the University of Bristol, with the aim to explore the role and value of the social sciences in understanding the Anthropocene. One of my favourite academics, Erik Swyngedouw, will be speaking at the conference on ‘Anthropocenic promises: The end of nature, climate change and the process of post-politicisation’.
- If you are around, the workshop ‘Race, alterity and affect: Rethinking climate change-induced migration and displacement’, taking place 18-19 June at Durham University, should be interesting. To register, contact Ellie Whittles (firstname.lastname@example.org). [Thanks to Climate History Network who made me aware of this workshop]
- Then, read about the fascinating the research done by Diana Wall on nematodes (microscopic worms) in Antartica, and what they tell us of changing climate – see BBC News.
- The Stockholm Environment Institute has a policy brief out on ‘Building knowledge to support adaptation: Lessons from the regional climate change adaptation knowledge platform for Asia‘. One of the key findings is: “Local knowledge and traditions are crucial for effective adaptation, but are sorely underrepresented in most countries’ current adaptation knowledge base. Participatory processes that combine capacity-building with knowledge generation can help bridge these gaps.”
- Jim Proctor writes about ‘We have never been natural: As environmentalism fragments, competing stories about the Anthropocene emerge‘.
- The Pacific Institute and the Oakland Climate Action Coalition released a activity game and workbook, called Are you a climate change survivor?, aimed at raising awareness on climate change impacts.