Geography Seminar with Dr Tara Quinn: Health and wellbeing in climate change adaptation

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00
Rocque Lab, Rhetoric House and on Teams

Maynooth University Department of Geography invites you to attend a Seminar presented by Dr Tara Quinn, Senior Postdoctoral Research with ICARUS.  

Adaptation strategies to ameliorate the impacts of climate change are increasing in scale and scope around the world, with interventions become a part of daily life for many people. And although the implications of climate change for health and wellbeing are well documented, to date, adaptations are largely evaluated by financial cost and their effectiveness in reducing risk. In this talk I will share findings from an international survey carried out in Ghana, Ireland and UK on a range of flood mitigation strategies (Nature-based approaches, hard engineering and managed retreat) where we explored the impacts of these interventions on health and wellbeing. I will discuss the different areas of life are impacted by adaptations, and the power of adaptation planning to create and entrench vulnerabilities. Building on a global literature review and the findings from this study I will suggest new measures for considering the success of climate adaptation interventions that echo wider calls for more transformative responses to the climate crisis.
Join us in person in the Rocque Lab or via Teams 
  Geography Dr Tara Quinn Seminar