CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

Climate change up close

21.04.2011

On Tuesday and Wednesday representatives of the group „Climate Wise Women“ visited the KlimaCampus. The organization gives a platform to women who are already affected today by droughts, flooding and sea level rise and confronted with the consequences for food production, health or forced migration. It was established in 2009 and is supported by foundations, non-governmental organizations and private donors.

Constance Okollet from Uganda and Ursula Rakova from Papua New Guinea gave moving accounts of the changed living conditions in their native surroundings and the adaptation measures that are already being taken. Among other activities, for example, Rakova leads a program to re-settle 1,700 people from the small island of Carteret to the mainland. Together with Tracy Mann from New York, the initiator of the „Climate Wise Women“ project, the two women came to the KlimaCampus to obtain information about climate change first-hand. They were particularly interested in the scenarios for sea level rise in the next hundred years.

On the evening before, Rakova and Mann had been invited by the Hamburg Society for Austronesian Studies to hold an event in the Asia-Africa Institute on the „The Consequences of Climate Change in the Pacific Region -  Between Adaptation and Forced emigration”.

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