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Economic Drivers of Climate Vulnerability and Resilience

July 27, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join part 1 of The Perfect Storm of Extraction, Poverty, and Climate Change webinar series. In this webinar, we will explore the real-world economic conditions that constrain the capacity of frontline communities to cope with, prepare for, and respond to climate change. Hear from the authors of Just Solutions’ recent report, “The Perfect Storm of Extraction, Poverty, and Climate Change: A Framework for Assessing Vulnerability, Resilience, Adaptation, and a Just Transition in Frontline Communities,” followed by a panel discussion featuring experts in the field working on solutions to these issues.


BIPOC-Frontline communities bear the disproportionate burden of environmental and climate impacts. We know the communities that are at the greatest risk. We can identify factors that put them at risk. Yet, we are less successful in communicating causal relationships, proposing systemic, upstream policy solutions that act upon these causal relationships, and identifying ways to measure whether or not policy solutions result in improved outcomes.

Through a case study approach, Just Solutions has developed a Prioritizing Frontline Communities Framework for considering and measuring the adaptive capacity and resilience of frontline communities as they confront climate change. It examines the “pre-existing” conditions in six frontline communities that are among the most vulnerable to and affected by climate change and considers the effects of these conditions on the local capacity to cope with, prepare for, and respond to ongoing climate-related challenges. The six communities are Glacier County, Montana; Holmes County, Mississippi; Hidalgo County, Texas; McDowell County, West Virginia; East End, Bridgeport, Connecticut; and East Las Vegas, Nevada.

This webinar will consider the economic conditions these communities face and explore policy solutions.




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