Contributed session - Social-ecological transformations for sustainability
Room 31 (26)
11:30 - 13:00
Involuntary resettlements are deliberate actions, often decided upon by a few external actors, implemented for positive objectives but with unpredictable outcomes. Thus, they represent a microcosm to understand trade-offs and uncertainties in transformation. Disaster and development related resettlement are common, yet mechanisms to use resettlement for positive change remain opaque, in a world where climate change will increasingly render places uninhabitable. A resilience framework represents an opportunity to fully explore the dynamics of such change – in structure and function at multiple scales, and the impact of such change on all groups affected, whether directing the transformation or not.