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Inserting Ethics into Adaptation and Resilience Policy

Inserting Ethics into Adaptation and Resilience Policy

Key contacts: Keith Hyams

Funding: AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund

Partners: University of Cape Town and Cape Town City Government, South Africa

Start date: 2020

End date: 2022

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Project overview

The project works with Cape Town City’s climate adaptation department to look at how issues of ethics and justice can be incorporated into responses to climate-related risks. Cape Town has already come perilously close to a city-wide drought and regularly suffers from flooding: the project seeks to ensure that the most vulnerable communities such as informal settlements are incorporated in an ethical manner into city-level protection plans. By doing so, it aims to model a pathway to inserting ethics into adaptation and resilience policy that can be utilised in other settings.