Urban Health Inequities and Climate Change

Urban Health Inequities and Climate Change

Organizer: 
Marc Francois Coudert
Office of Sustainability | City of Austin
Time Slot: 
Concurrent Sessions 6
Session Type: 
Working Group
Abstract: 

Climate change poses a serious health risk for groups impacted by inequity. Communities affected by environmental injustices and socioeconomic inequities are (and will increasingly be) disproportionately impacted by the health impacts of climate change. Local governments and their partners are uniquely positioned to identify and communicate the human health risks of climate change and develop interventions that reduce these risks to improve health and promote equity. This workshop will provide the local perspectives on the impacts of climate change on community’s health from three American cities: Seattle and King County, WA; Chicago, IL; and Austin, TX.

Co-organizers:

Marc Coudert, City of Austin Office of Sustainability
Margaret Eaglin , Chicago Dept. of Public Health (IL)
Robin Pfohman , Seattle and King County (WA)