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7 of 9 Plenary - Social Equity, Cohesion, and Sustainable Adaptation - IHDP Open Meeting 2009

International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change. Walter Ammann, chairman of the International Disaster Risk Reduction Centre (IDRC), presents "10 Key Aspects in the Climate Change Debate from a Disaster Reduction Perspective" How do we establish social cohesion while increasing equity at various levels? Finding creative ways to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of the chances, benefits, costs and risks associated with the social challenges of global change is pivotal. Some of the world's societies are based on strong principles of equality, while others are based on economic competition or kinds of inequities. Such fundamental cultural bases for social cohesion are difficult to change. Yet current processes sharpen social contrasts within many societies, as well as between different parts of the world...
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