Understanding How Policy Making Shapes Inequality in Urban Vulnerability and Risk is Key to Foster Climate Justice

Start date: September 17, 2020 | 4:15p CT

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Weston Roundtable Series
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Understanding How Policy Making Shapes Inequality in Urban Vulnerability and Risk is Key to Foster Climate Justice
Paty Romero-Lankao
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
4:15p CT
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Adapting to climate change in just ways is embedded in global agreements such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. However, climate-adaptation policies can shape inequality in vulnerability and risk. Dr. Romero will highlight how 43 city adaptation plans attempt to address inequality in climate risk to urban populations and food-energy-water (FEW) systems, and how case studies show that short-term policy responses to floods, wildfires and other hazards do not address root causes of unequal vulnerability. Progress depends on integrating climate agendas and development priorities related to equality and justice.