Inequalities within climate change adaptation are cause for much concern. Though unequal distribution of climate change impacts and vulnerabilities is the main motivation for adaptation, practitioners and academics demonstrate a pattern of unequal engagement within climate change adaptation that moves past the rights of the most marginalized, denouncing them as unknowing and ignorant.
These patterns stigmatize marginal groups and consequently exacerbate vulnerabilities. Emerging literature suggest the potential to shift the terms of engagement through ontological pluralism by placing learning processes within organisations and with marginalised populations at the centre of adaptation objectives.
With that in mind, C-hub strives to put the rights of marginalised groups central while reflecting on adaptation experiences, aspiring to move past the pattern of maladaptation.