Social Equity & Climate Change

November 2015

By: APA Washington Chapter
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Climate Change

This briefing paper addresses climate change issues through a social equity lens. It discusses vulnerable populations and climate migrants and strategies to promote equity in adapting to climate change impacts.

Social Equity

This briefing paper considers the impact that climate change will have on residents living in poverty in Washington state. It identifies strategies that local governments can adopt to promote social equity related to food access, mobility and accessibility, environmental hazards, housing, and climate migrants. It also provides examples of successful projects from across the state.