When discussing climate adaptation, it is essential to address equity & climate justice. For a range of social, economic, and institutional reasons, certain groups of people and communities are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. These groups primarily include low-income communities, people of color, immigrants, and elderly populations.
Incorporating equity & climate justice into the climate change adaptation conversation was a key component of this year’s California Adaptation Forum. We have set up this section of our website to broaden the conversation by sharing what some climate change leaders are saying about equity & climate change, and by providing information and resources. We look forward to continuing the discussion with you for years to come.