Summer Academy 2011 Focused on Climate Change and Fragile States
From 18 until 22 July 2011 the sixth Summer Academy on Social Vulnerability with participants from 10 countries and all five continents took place in Munich, Germany. It facilitated and engaged 20 PhD students in a dialogue to
explore the present knowledge base of climate change, security and state
fragility (e.g., weak governance or lack of adaptation capacity)
Also, the Academy aimed at identifying critical gaps in adaptation thinking and problems that would make it difficult to foster resilience to climate change impacts in fragile states, and developing context-specific strategies. The Academy was designed around an interactive forum style of workshops, seminars, debates, case studies and group work, as well as keynote presentations. The findings from the Academy’s sessions will be documented in a coherent report that maybe useful to both academics and policymakers. Students of the Academy will also be able to utilize the findings and publish work to advance their own research and professional work.
Establish guiding principles for international institutions for climate change adaptation in fragile states.
Institutions and exploring complexity