Thursday, January 24, 10:30am-11:30am (AST)

Presenter: Corrine Cash, PhD, Senior Program Staff Coady International Institute
St. Francis Xavier University

Those living in informal settlements face significant threats to their livelihoods due in part to climate change-related extreme events such as drought and flooding. These individuals’ vulnerability to climate-related extreme events is exacerbated by other risk factors such as insecure land tenure, poor housing, precarious settlement locations, and little to no access to government services. In all cases, the services that are provided are inadequate, leading individuals and communities to help themselves. In this webinar, Corrine will focus on how those who live in informal communities define and create, for themselves, “climate resilience”.

Dr. Corrine Cash holds a PhD in Planning as well as a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies, with a focus on land use planning. Dr. Cash’s work focuses on environment, climate change, urban issues, and social equity. She is currently conducting research on how people who live in informal settlements in coastal cities are adapting to the impacts of climate change. Dr. Cash has volunteered to a number of cities in various capacities such as serving on the Board of Directors for social housing in Kitchener, Ontario. For this work, she received the ‘Award of Merit’ for public service to the City of Kitchener, Ontario in 2015. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Antigonish Community Energy, an organization that promotes methods of energy production and consumption that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and ensures a healthy environment and economy for all. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the Bras d’Or Lakes Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative, a collaborative effort initiated by the five Mi’kmaq Chiefs of the Bras d’or Lakes watershed in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She recently co-edited a book entitled “Water, Energy, Food and People Across the Global South: ‘The Nexus’ in an Era of Climate Change.

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