Please join the
Georgetown Climate Center on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, for a webinar
launching GCC’s new Equitable Adaptation Legal
& Policy Toolkit, an online resource for community-based
organizations and state and local governments working to develop and
implement equitable adaptation solutions.
The effects of
climate change disproportionately burden low-income communities and
communities of color, who already face significant economic, social, and
environmental challenges. The cumulative impacts of pollution, racism, and
political and economic disenfranchisement make it difficult for these
communities to withstand and recover from extreme heat, flooding, and other
climate impacts. The Equitable Adaptation Legal
& Policy Toolkit explores best emerging practices, legal
and policy tools, and case studies to help state and local governments work
with communities to develop and implement climate adaptation solutions that
achieve beneficial outcomes for all.
Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit was co-created by GCC staff and
a panel of advisors, and was informed by the insights and
expertise of a network of local, state, and federal adaptation
practitioners; community-based organization leaders; and other partners.
The full Equitable
Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit will be available on July 29.