Climate Chance Europe 2024 Wallonia Summit

A Holistic Vision of Risk and Vulnerability Management


Addressing urgent environmental issues globally, this workshop emphasizes the importance of environmental justice and tackling the triple planetary crisis—climate, nature, and pollution. Eric Lambin, a key contributor to defining planetary boundaries, guides participants through these boundaries, emphasizing the need for systemic approaches. Hans Bruyninckx explores theoretical concepts related to climate change adaptation, including cascading risks and nature-based solutions. The holistic vision aligns with effective adaptation actions for good governance in Europe. The workshop’s second part delves into concrete adaptation measures, with Brigitte Bariol discussing the integration of planetary boundaries and doughnut economics into territorial policies. Pao Fernandez highlights the benefits of removing river barriers for water quality and safety. The workshop aims to foster dialogue, share experiences, and formulate recommendations based on a systemic approach for EU adaptation policies.