Author Archives: Hema Vaishnavi Ale

Hema is a research associate with Transitions Research. An anthropologist by training, she likes to use ethnographic sensibilities to explore the everyday lives of people at the intersection of climate and environmental crises, and how newer pathways can be reimagined.

AI, Climate Adaptation, and Epistemic Injustice

Amid global climate impacts, vulnerable communities—including indigenous peoples, farmers, fisherfolk, ​​and low-income groups—are frequently expected to adapt, change, and build resilience to uncertain climatic futures. ​​Under these changing conditions, what knowledge practices and frameworks should guide the decision-making of vulnerable communities in addressing climate challenges? What knowledge sources and perspectives should be considered when developing resilience policies and plans, from the supranational to the local level? (read more...)