How Global Solutions are Failing Local Communities
Communities around the world are being hit with ever increasing waves of storms and anthropogenic disasters. Local level systems and infrastructures are not designed to handle the level of impacts that are currently being experienced around the world. The continued inability to support many of these communities post-disaster signals the global community’s inefficiency in solving the multi-layered needs of adapting communities to our present and inevitable future.
In order for humans to not only survive, but have the potential to thrive in our new future, it is essential that we begin to address what has become obvious.
We must focus on the needs of people around the world immersed in the effects of the loss and damage that they are currently living in, in order to maintain our supply chains and global economy.
We must build communities from the local to global, and not the inverse, so that impacted communities are not held waiting for international and national responses that are both slow, and often only partially suited to the needs of the community in need.
This panel will provide ample consideration on how we can organize adaptation and disaster responses that will have the power to pull humanity into a thriving future.
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This event is organized in collaboration with Southeast Climate Energy Network and US Climate Action Network.
ABOUT THE HOLISTIC CLIMATE SOLUTIONS SUMMIT:
To save our planet, both now and for generations to come, we must act.
From September 19-25, join Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s “Holistic Climate Solutions Summit” for thought-provoking panels, interactive workshops, and dialogues exploring an alternative future that is within reach. Convened in alignment with Climate Week NYC and the UN General Assembly, we’ll present solutions-focused themes that model a better tomorrow, as well as those that showcase what’s possible when optimism and action converge with respect for all sentient beings and our planet.
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