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The social dimension of urban adaptation: justice and fairness

Sander Chan discusses the need for socially just and fair outcomes of urban adaptation to benefit people who are the most affected by climate change.

In this video step, Sander Chan introduces the social dimension of urban adaptation, and two of the most important social concepts that define this social dimension: justice and fairness. After watching the video, can you imagine questions of social justice and fairness arising from climate adaptation measures in your community?

Further reading:

Romero-Lankao P, Gnatz DM, Sperling JB. Examining urban inequality and vulnerability to enhance resilience: insights from Mumbai, India. Climatic Change. 2016 Dec 1; 139 (3-4): 351-65.

Georgeson, L., Maslin, M., Poessinouw, M., Howard, S. (2016) Adaptation responses to climate change differ between global megacities. Nature Climate Change, 584-588.

Shi, L., Chu, E., Anguelovski, I., Aylett, A., Debats, J., Goh, K., Schenk, T., Seto, K.C., Dodman, D., Roberts, D., Roberts, J.,T, vandeveer, S.D. (2016) Roadmap towards justice in urban climate adaptation research. Nature Climate Change, 6 (2), 131-137.

Adger, N., Barnett, J., Brown, K., Marshall, N., O’Brien, K. (2013) Cultural dimensions of climate change impacts and adaptation. Nature Climate Change, 3(2), 112-117.

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