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Centering Equity in Climate Resilience Planning and Action

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Centering Equity in Climate Resilience Planning and Action

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Centering Equity in Climate Resilience Planning and ActionCentering Equity in Climate Resilience Planning and Action explains how centering equity in climate resilience helps correct historical injustice. It explains why collective action is needed because government action cannot address climate change alone.

There is also information on resilient design that includes equity in its process. Other responsibilities this resource expands on are the fiscal, regulatory, and justice responsibilities of planners and governing bodies.

The main argument in this resource is for leading equity with race. By prioritizing race in climate resilience, governments and climate resilience practitioners can address the root causes of inequity, while also addressing factors such as income/wealth, gender, and disability that worsen racial inequity.

Centering Equity in Climate Resilience Planning explains how equity, inclusion, and justice can be indicators for climate adaptation. This resource includes steps for how to integrate belonging, equity, justice, diversity, inclusion in climate resilience. The dynamic process goes as follows: Understand historical context; co-create community; collaborate across sectors; equity goal setting; data collection and analysis; assess assets and vulnerabilities; explore hazards; identify and prioritize strategies; implementation; accountability.

Throughout this synthesis paper are BEJDI and resilience indicators, racial/gender/economic justice analyses that address systemic issues that contribute to disproportionate climate impacts, and solutions that include community-based financing. It provides goals that will result in true resilience, for example: security for all with respect to housing, food, energy, and water.

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