Climate change inequality: Reducing vulnerability of ACP countries

Understanding the relationship between inequality and climate change vulnerability

In most ACP countries, the negative consequences of inequality are linked to factors contributing to climate change vulnerability. Social and economic inequalities drive vulnerability among particular groups, some of which have restricted access to the resources required for building adaptive capacity and responding to climate change. Understanding the relationship between inequality and climate change risk is key to informing National Determined Contributions and achieving the SDGs. Participants will discuss the following questions.

  • How does inequality shape vulnerability among different socioeconomic groups?
  • How is the vulnerability-inequality nexus related to the current socioeconomic paradigm?
  • How would limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C affect this nexus?

Organised by


Pendo Maro
Team Leader Intra-ACP GCCA+ Programme
African Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
Stefano Signore
Head of unit
European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development
Shahr-yar Sharei
Center for United Nations Constitutional Research
Kaire Mbuende
Embassy of the Republic of Namibia
Patrick Gomes
Secretary General
ACP Group
Philip Owen
Head of Unit
European Commission - DG for Climate Action
Luca Lazzaroli
Director General
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Samson Sithole
Chief Executive Officer
Eswatini Agriculture and Water Devevelopment Enterprise