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

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Thursday, September 17
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: Paty Romero-Lankao, Senior Researcher, Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences, National Renewable Energy Laboratory




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Erin Smith

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. To register, please visit