Social Justice and Equitable Adaptation: A Better Climate for Thriving Together
Climate change is already exacerbating race and class inequities that affect the prosperity, security and well-being of our families, neighborhoods and cities. These gaps will only widen unless our actions to address climate-change impacts put equity at the forefront. The opening of the 2018 California Adaptation Forum featured faith, community and tribal leaders tackling climate gentrification, social resilience and equitable economic development. This plenary set the stage for the rest of the Forum by focusing a spotlight on the intersection of class and racial equity with climate resilience and help foster a shared, comprehensive vision for transitioning toward a more equitable and resilient future.