272354 Addressing the social determinants of vulnerability to climate change through the lens of environmental justice

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Nicky Sheats, JD, PhD , Center for the Urban Environment, John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy, Thomas Edison Sate College, Trenton, NJ
Of critical importance to the National Climate Assessment (NCA) is ascertaining the impact climate change will have on the most vulnerable communities in our nation. This presentation will use environmental justice as the context to discuss issues identified by the NCA that will disproportionately affect communities Of Color, low-income communities, and other vulnerable communities and populations. Suggestions will also be provided on steps that can be taken to protect vulnerable communities and individuals from the detrimental effects of climate change.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Identify climate change related issues that will disproportionately affect environmental justice and other vulnerable communities.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked extensively with the environmental justice (EJ) community on a local, state and national level and therefore I am comfortable analyzing issues such as climate change faced by vulnerable residential communities from an EJ perspective.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.