Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are widely viewed as particularly vulnerable, but also particularly resilient, in the face of the impacts of climate change.

These conflicting representations are associated with different approaches within international theory and practice of climate change adaptation. They point to different options and prospects for Indigenous communities in a changing climate, with implications for us all.

About the speaker 

Dr Sophie Adams is a human geographer and Science and Technology Studies scholar who has recently completed a PhD at the University of New South Wales. Her research examines approaches to human adaptation to environmental change, investigating their origins in evolutionary theory and systems ecology as well as their contemporary politics in the context of anthropogenic climate change.


RMIT University Building 8, Level 10, Room 8


17 October 2019